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ERIC Number: ED539983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 34
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Measuring Teacher and Leader Performance: Cross-Sector Lessons for Excellent Evaluations. Building an Opportunity Culture for America's Teachers
Kowal, Julie; Hassel, Emily Ayscue
Public Impact
For too long, performance measurement systems in education have failed to document and recognize real differences among educators. But a recent national push to use performance evaluations for critical personnel decisions has highlighted the shortcomings of the current systems and increased the urgency to dramatically improve them. As state and local education leaders reform teacher and principal evaluation systems, they can draw from decades of performance measurement research and experience in other sectors to develop more accurate, reliable, and meaningful information about educators' performance. In this report, the authors summarize six steps that research and experience from across sectors--including government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit companies--show are critical for designing an outstanding performance measurement system: (1) Determine the purposes of performance measurement; (2) Choose job objectives that align with the organization's mission; (3) Design performance measures; (4) Set performance standards; (5) Design the performance measurement process; and (6) Use measurement results to take action. (Contains 7 figures, 1 table, and 130 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Joyce Foundation
Authoring Institution: Public Impact