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ERIC Number: EJ1058356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar-22
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: EISSN-1099-839X
Increasing Accountability Measures for Early Childhood Teachers Using Evaluation Models: Observation, Feedback, and Self-Assessment
Reinking, Anna Krummel
Current Issues in Education, v18 n1 Mar 2015
President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan are promoting an early learning initiative focusing on the agenda of every four year old having equal access to high-quality early learning environments (Administration for Children and Families, 2013). One way the Federal government is supporting this proposal is through a grant; Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) (U.S. Department of Education, 2013). As this grant is being implemented throughout the states, policymakers are pushing for higher teacher accountability through the "workforce" heading of the grant. One way many states are implementing a plan focusing on the early learning workforce is through developing a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). These systems focus states' efforts on teacher accountability by depicting certain teacher evaluation models that are currently being researched and implemented (U.S. Department of Education, 2013). The three main teacher evaluation models, focused on in this article, are observation, feedback, and self-assessment. These three models can be implemented separately or in conjunction with each other, which is also discussed.
Arizona State University, Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education. Deans Office, P.O. Box 870211 Payne 108, Tempe, AZ 85287. Tel: 480-965-3306; Fax: 480-965-6231; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Race to the Top
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale