ERIC Number: ED407378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
The Law of Teacher Evaluation: A Self-Assessment Handbook.
Zirkel, Perry A.
Detailed explanations of the legal issues involved in teacher evaluation are discussed in this concise handbook. The basis for discussion is a self-assessment designed for response by the reader. The answers to the self-assessment instrument and explanations of them are discussed under 13 headings: (1) The Use of Test Scores; (2) Negotiability and Arbitrability; (3) Remediation Plans and Probationary Period; (4) Noncompliance with State Law; (5) Noncompliance with Local Policies; (6) Subjective Criteria and Data; (7) Race, Sex or Disability Discrimination; (8) Outspoken Evaluatees; (9) Videotaping; (10) Defamation; (11) Other Costly Consequences; (12) Insubordination; and (13) Open Records Legislation. Attachments include: a summary chart of legislation, regulations, and guidelines for the 50 states and a list of the chart citations; a resource list; and an appendix listing the results of the assessment as taken by participants at Harvard s Institute on School Law. (SPM)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Legal Problems, Public School Teachers, School Law, Self Evaluation (Individuals), State Legislation, Teacher Evaluation
Phi Delta Kappa, P.O. 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789 ($4.50 members, $6 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.; Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.