ERIC Number: ED295296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Teachers: Effective Evaluation in America's Elementary and Middle Schools.
National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.
This handbook provides practical suggestions to principals on using teacher evaluation to develop a school's most important resource--its teachers. After briefly delineating the basic steps in teacher evaluation, the handbook provides advice in each of the following areas: formulating the approach; establishing an affirmative atmosphere; scheduling observations and conferences; and pre-evaluation conference; observing teachers in action; recording observations; analyzing the data; frequency of observation visits; announced visitations; providing feedback; the feedback conference; the setting; the conference agenda; the teacher's feedback; a sample plan of action for a teacher; getting a second (and third) opinion; checking progress; the culminating evaluation; the exceptional case (unacceptable performance); keeping the record straight; and looking ahead. Brief highlighted sections throughout the text provide succinct tips on observation and diagnosis, the extra dimension (or the global, high-inference qualities of effective teaching that eludes analytic evaluation techniques); the staff advisory council as a way of involving teachers in the evaluation process; and the summing-up phase (end-of-year assessments). (TE)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Elementary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Utilization, Guidelines, Lesson Observation Criteria, Middle Schools, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Supervision, Teaching Skills
Publication Sales, National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1615 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($9.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.