ERIC Number: ED485231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Teacher Growth and Assessment Process Procedural Handbook
Howard, Barbara B.
US Department of Education
Teacher Growth and Assessment (TGA) is a comprehensive teacher evaluation system that includes structures for both accountability and professional growth, taking teacher evaluation to a new level. TGA provides the opportunity to use teacher evaluation data to plan professional development, involve teachers in self-assessment, and structure activities around expectations of performance. This is accomplished through two complementary phases: (a) summative and (b) formative. The summative phase establishes the process for accountability that ensures overall competency of the classroom teacher while also acknowledging those who meet or exceed state teaching standards within specific areas. Why engage in teacher evaluation? An effective system of teacher evaluation properly implemented can be a principal?s most powerful tool in fulfilling the role of instructional leader. The intent of this system of teacher evaluation is to provide principals with a tool to increase their own instructional leadership skills while guiding teachers in improving their practice.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SERVE: SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education, Greensboro, NC.