ERIC Number: ED400255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
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Alternative Teacher Performance Appraisal in North Carolina: Developing Guidelines.
Bradshaw, Lynn K.
The purpose of this document is to assist members of the North Carolina Professional Practices Commission in the development of guidelines for teacher evaluation. The paper reviews the historical development of teacher performance appraisal and the implementation of the Teacher Performance Appraisal Instrument (TPAI) starting in the mid-1980s. Although implementation of TPAI brought a number of positive changes to the way teacher performance was evaluated and to the interaction among teachers, principals, and other evaluators in the school setting, a number of concerns have been raised. These include the difficulty of the process to be responsible for both formative and summative evaluation; the limited scope of TPAI performance indicators, the amount of time required on the part of the evaluator, linking TPAI to school improvement goals, and evaluator effectiveness. While many schools and school systems have implemented innovative alternative procedures, some issues have been difficult to resolve, including legal requirements for teacher evaluation, alternatives to TPAI, and autonomy for individual schools. A process for the development of guidelines and possible recommendations are presented, and four criteria for alternative evaluation plans are suggested (process, focus, research base, and simplicity and feasibility). Appendices provide: an outline of sample standards and procedures for developing alternative performance appraisal systems; and a copy of materials for developing an alternative teacher evaluation program as developed by Allan A. Glatthorn. (ND)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina