ERIC Number: ED495551
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-30
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Effective Teacher Evaluation: A Guide for Principals
Peterson, Kenneth D.; Peterson, Catherine A.
Effective teacher evaluation is at the core of improving the quality and value of education and principals bear the responsibility of implementing a teacher evaluation program that helps develop highly qualified teachers and promotes high academic standards. In this easy-to-use handbook, the authors offer a fresh, innovative look into teacher evaluation methods, focusing on three central areas: (1) increasing the amount of objective data; (2) increasing teacher involvement; and (3) increasing the technical and sociological quality of the evaluation process. This resource provides specific "how-to" methods to help principals: (1) Use the best objective evidence available; (2) Put the teacher at the center of the process; (3) Use multiple data sources; (4) Use data sources which vary by individual teacher; (5) Incorporate student achievement data; and (6) Inspire ongoing teacher reflection and analysis. Following a preface, this handbook is divided into nine chapters: (1) The Principal and Teacher Evaluation; (2) How Principals Promote Effective Teacher Evaluation; (3) Documenting Student Learning; (4) Documenting Classroom Program Quality; (5) Documenting Student and Parent Satisfaction; (6) Encouraging and Documenting Teacher Professional Activity; (7) The Principal Provides Information, Expert Judgment, and Supervision; (8) The School District Implements Effective Teacher Evaluation; and (9) Dealing with the Unsatisfactory Teacher. Resources include: (1) Stages of Dealing with the Unsatisfactory Teacher; and (2) What Can Go Wrong. A bibliography and an index conclude the book.
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Principals, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching Skills, Guides, Educational Quality, Data Collection, Teacher Participation, Evaluation Methods, Research Utilization, Academic Achievement, Reflective Teaching, Administrator Role, Instructional Effectiveness, Satisfaction, Faculty Development, Supervision, Leadership Responsibility, School Districts
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