ERIC Number: ED291135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
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Needs Assessment Models for Administrators and Supervisors of the Teacher Evaluation Process.
Garland, Virginia E.
This report presents three needs assessment survey models that are designed to improve the process of teacher evaluation. The surveys, which were field tested in a large urban school district, address ways administrators can qualitatively differentiate between "good" and "excellent" teaching, or "poor" and "unsatisfactory" teaching, and be able to improve teaching performance within the evaluation process. The "Garland Administrator Needs Assessment Survey" focuses on evaluation techniques employed by individual supervisors. The Likert-scaled 42-item questionnaire includes topics that range from the nature of preobservation conferences to the types of narrative comments given the teacher. The organizational and social climate of the school or district is evaluated in the"Administrator Attitudes Questionnaire," which is a Likert-scaled 53-item survey. The questions relate to the nature of teacher meetings, the enforcement of school rules, the establishment of job security, and the kinds of teamwork activities. Additionally, the instrument gauges personal attitudes regarding opportunities for growth and professional development. The "Administrator Needs Assessment Open Ended Questions" is a follow-up model to the two survey instruments. Ten open-ended questions encourage supervisors to give their professional views of the evaluation instrument used in their district, the data collection methods used during observations, and the kinds of inservice workshops they believe would be helpful in teacher evaluation. The three instruments, which are appended, comprise three-fourths of the report. (Author/CJH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Researchers; Practitioners
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of States on In-Service Education (San Diego, CA, November 20-24, 1987).