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ERIC Number: ED480943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 122
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-56534-107-4
The Law of Teacher Evaluation. Second Edition.
Rossow, Lawrence F.; Tate, James O.
This monograph is a legal treatise covering all legal aspects of the evaluation of teachers. It looks at what can legally be evaluated, how the evaluation can become evidence for termination, and how to avoid and win lawsuits involving wrongful teacher dismissals. It is intended for practicing administrators, supervisors of instruction, teacher evaluators, attorneys, college professors of education or law, and college students. Chapter 1 presents the basic concepts behind teacher evaluation and an introduction to the study of the laws pertaining to teacher evaluation. Chapter 2 describes the areas of teacher performance that legally can be evaluated. Chapter 3 explores the necessary elements of proceeding to terminate a teacher. Chapter 4 discusses due process, procedural aspects of the teacher's remediation opportunities, board policy, and collective agreements. Chapter 5 addresses competency testing as a prerequisite to certification and constitutional challenges to teacher testing. Chapter 6 focuses on defamation claims resulting from the evaluation process and lines of defense available to administrators or school districts in guarding against such claims. Included is an index of cases mentioned in the monograph. (WFA)
Education Law Association, Mail Drop 0528, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469 ($28.50). Tel: 937-229-3589; Fax: 937-229-3845; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Law Association, Dayton, OH.