ERIC Number: ED306648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb-25
Reference Count: N/A
Staff Evaluation: Strategies for Continuous Instructional Improvement.
Rieck, William A.
Building level staff evaluation strategies for the purpose of improving instruction are presented. First, the philosophies of formative and summative evaluation are described. Formative evaluation is a nonjudgmental process, and summative evaluation provides for judgment with performance improvement recommendations. Next, six anxiety-reducing steps are outlined: (1) have a preobservation conference stressing the improvement needed; (2) permit teachers to refuse unannounced class visits; (3) always find something positive to say; (4) offer specific suggestions on how to solve the problem; (5) ensure that the evaluation discussion extends beyond one minor point; and (6) be consistent with staff members so that everyone understands uniform evaluative criteria. The paper concludes by urging evaluators to make positive as well as negative remarks that are specific, plausible, and can be monitored. Appended is a staff evaluation packet. (SI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (New Orleans, LA, February 24-28, 1989).