ERIC Number: ED446063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Teacher Evaluation: The Road to Excellence. Current Findings on Teacher Evaluation Models That Support Professional Growth. Sharing Success.
Egelson, Paula; McColskey, Wendy
This publication describes teacher evaluation models that support teacher development. Chapter 1, "The Need to Support Teachers' Professional Growth," discusses the importance of a collegial school environment and where most of the support will occur. Chapter 2, "Types of Teacher Evaluation," describes formative and summative evaluation. Chapter 3, "SERVE's Formative Teacher Evaluation Program," describes SERVE's program, then offers an overview of formative teacher evaluation approaches, commonalities among five formative evaluation approaches, and the kind of differences that formative teacher evaluation approaches can make. Chapter 4, "What Did Educators Have to Say About Participation in Formative Teacher Evaluation Approaches?" discusses why teachers and administrators made the change to formative evaluation, noting characteristics of participating teachers, impact on principals, impact on teachers, impact on students, and barriers and concerns. Four appendixes include: the J.H. Rose High School professional development plan; the Guilford County schools plan; Isaac Dickson Elementary School Alternative Teacher Evaluation Plan; and Edenton-Chowan Schools Alternative Teacher Evaluation Plan. (Contains 9 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Faculty Development, Formative Evaluation, Principals, Summative Evaluation, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement
SERVE Publications Department, 1203 Governor's Square Boulevard, Suite 400, Tallahassee, FL 32301; 800-352-6001; Fax: 850-671-6020; Web site: http://www.serve.org ($6).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SERVE: SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education.