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ERIC Number: EJ1014191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Trends in Teacher Evaluation: What Every Special Education Teacher Should Know
Benedict, Amber E; Thomas, Rachel A.; Kimerling, Jenna; Leko, Christopher
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v45 n5 p60-68 May-Jun 2013
The article reflects on current methods of teacher evaluation within the context of recent accountability policy, specifically No Child Left Behind. An overview is given of the most common forms of teacher evaluation, including performance evaluations, checklists, peer review, portfolios, the CEC and InTASC standards, the Charlotte Danielson framework, and value-added modeling. Each type of evaluation is briefly explained, and practical strategies are suggested to help special education teachers prepare for their evaluation. Teachers are encouraged to remain knowledgeable and proactive in light of changing evaluation policy and methods and to view the evaluation process as one that, although at times intimidating, can ultimately be beneficial to their professional growth. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Race to the Top
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A