ERIC Number: ED398628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Teachers' Opinions of the Teacher Evaluation Process.
Atkins, Agnes O.
Most educators would agree that the real purpose of evaluation is to improve instruction. This paper presents findings of a study that identified teachers' attitudes toward the teacher evaluation process. Data were derived from a questionnaire administered to 50 public school teachers--35 elementary and 15 secondary. A chi-square analysis was used to determine statistical significance. The majority of teachers favored the evaluation process; however, they desired to be more involved in it. Most of the sample believed that the principal should conduct the evaluation and that the process should be formative prior to being summative. Teachers also wanted pre- and post-conference evaluations. It is recommended that the evaluation process be updated and changed to include teachers' input. One table is included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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