ERIC Number: ED538644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun-30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Evaluation. Research Brief
Education Partnerships, Inc.
Every school district has policies and procedures for evaluating teachers that are shaped by state law and local collective bargaining agreements. As a result of No Child Left Behind and other accountability legislation many states modified requirements about the frequency of evaluation and now require the use of student achievement data as one measure of effectiveness. The research is clear that effective evaluation systems are based on a mutually agreed upon model of good teaching. Effective systems include both a formative and summative component and provide for self-assessment and reflection. The most effective models reflect a culture of collaboration and commit to continued professional growth. They use multiple measures and recognize that no single visit to a classroom can provide a comprehensive understanding of a teacher's knowledge and skill. In recent years principals have begun to use mobile technology such as iPads and laptops and software designed purposively to record data gathered during classroom visits. Many different vendors provide such software, some tailored to the individual needs of school districts.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Evaluation Methods, Collective Bargaining, Teacher Evaluation, Computer Software, Federal Legislation, State Legislation, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Legislation, Academic Achievement, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Reflection, Reflective Teaching, Models, Cooperation, Professional Development, Handheld Devices, Elementary Secondary Education
Education Partnerships, Inc. Web site: http://www.educationpartnerships.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001