ERIC Number: EJ1037961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
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Teacher Evaluation and Music Education: Joining the National Discussion
Overland, Corin T.
Music Educators Journal, v101 n1 p56-62 Sep 2014
Between 2009 and 2014, thirty-seven states in the United States have adopted or significantly amended their teacher evaluation laws, mostly shifting toward using measurements of student growth on achievement tests. Yet, the processes to evaluate core subjects have not always transitioned smoothly to nontested or artistic content, causing some music teachers to be evaluated on factors other than pedagogical skills or student achievement. This article provides a starting point for music educators interested in joining the national conversation on teacher evaluation, beginning with a contextual discussion of the history and previous policies of teacher evaluation in the arts. It explores strengths and weaknesses of several popular models of teacher evaluation, including value-added growth systems, and presents emerging research in teacher evaluation and how new innovations in professional evaluation could potentially be applied to arts education.
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Music Education, Art Education, Educational Policy, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Criteria, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Models, Measurement Techniques, Measurement Objectives, Alternative Assessment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Merit Rating, Achievement Rating, Elementary Secondary Education, Music Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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