ERIC Number: ED376583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Teacher Evaluation Plans That Support Professional Growth.
Formative teacher evaluation promotes teacher growth by illuminating some areas of difficulty and creating a viable course for change. The goal is to help teachers become more effective. Since 1991, the SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE) has supported selected school systems in their attempts to design and implement formative teacher-evaluation plans. This paper describes the implementation of formative teacher-evaluation plans in three school district--Lee County Schools (North Carolina), Richland School District Two (South Carolina), and Surry County Schools (North Carolina). Administrator and teacher teams from each district participated in SERVE-sponsored workshops between 1991 and 1993, and then helped to implement formative teacher-evaluation programs in their schools. All three cases were characterized by strong teacher and administrator support. However, they encountered the following difficulties--time constraints, lack of equipment, teacher procrastination, and initial unwillingness to participate. Teachers report that the new system is less stressful and has enhanced teacher professionalism and feelings of empowerment. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Research in Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation (CREATE), Kalamazoo, MI.
Note: Paper presented at the National Evaluation Institute of the Center for Research on Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation (Gatlinburg, TN, July 10-15, 1994).