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ERIC Number: ED495551
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-30
Pages: 128
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-1482-6
Effective Teacher Evaluation: A Guide for Principals
Peterson, Kenneth D.; Peterson, Catherine A.
Corwin Press
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.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
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