ERIC Number: ED422353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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The New Handbook of Teacher Evaluation: Assessing Elementary and Secondary School Teachers.
Millman, Jason, Ed.; Darling-Hammond, Linda, Ed.
The 25 chapters in this handbook examine evaluation purposes, processes, and methods, and discuss how they shape the implementation and outcomes of evaluation. Following an introduction in chapter 1, the nine chapters in Part I consider the purposes of evaluation. Chapters 3, 4, and 5 are concerned with the evaluation processes that determine selection into teaching: preservice evaluation, licensure, and certification. Chapters 6, 7, and 8 focus on how evaluation may support the development of greater teaching competencies for beginning and veteran teachers. Chapters 9 and 10 consider school accountability and school improvement. Part II examines the various methods used to evaluate teachers, along with their strengths and limitations as applied to the many purposes of evaluation. Chapters 11 and 12 deal with two methods for evaluating inservice teachers: classroom observations and ratings of classroom performance, while chapter 13 deals with teacher self-assessment. Chapters 14 and 15 deal with less widely used methods, the use of student test scores and the use of teacher portfolios. Chapters 16 through 18 address the use of formal tests to evaluate teachers for licensure or certification, and chapter 19 discusses combining evaluation data from multiple sources for decision making. In Part III, some of the system-wide concerns that developers and users of evaluation plans must confront are discussed. Chapters explore legal, ethical, administrative, and economic aspects of teacher evaluation, and ways to improve and support teacher evaluation. The use of personnel standards to improve teacher evaluation is also discussed. Each chapter contains references. (Contains six figures and four tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization, Professional Development, Secondary School Teachers, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Standards, Teacher Certification, Teacher Evaluation, Test Use
Corwin Press, Inc., A Sage Publications Company, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-4523-X, $29.95).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
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IES Cited: ED548539; ED552484