ERIC Number: ED315849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
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Teacher Attitudes toward Evaluation.
Trochinski, Gerald L.
The purposes of evaluation are to improve instruction and to make administrative decisions about teacher retention and placement. The administrative reasons for evaluation are overshadowed by the charge to improve instruction, which in turn improves student learning. Teachers who have negative or neutral attitudes toward evaluation are less likely to profit from evaluation than teachers who have a favorable attitude toward evaluation. The interaction between teachers and supervisors, the knowledge of the criterion to be used in evaluation, the frequency of evaluation, and the awareness of motivational factors are key elements in the development of teacher attitudes toward evaluation. Teacher attitudes toward evaluation significantly affect the impact evaluation has on improvement of instruction. (SI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Fall conference of the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators (Lake Geneva, WI, October 26-28, 1988).