ERIC Number: EJ1145477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Teacher Evaluation Reform: Principals' Beliefs about Newly Adopted Teacher Evaluation Systems
Young, Suzanne; Range, Bret G.; Hvidston, David; Mette, Ian M.
Planning and Changing, v46 n1-2 p158-174 2015
Principals in one Western state were surveyed about teacher evaluation systems commonly used across the state. Findings suggest that principals' beliefs about aligning practice to performance expectations, about how much the view of professional practice is growth-oriented, and the degree to which systems use multiple measures are the variables that best measure teacher performance. Principals agreed the most important purpose for teacher evaluation is to provide formative feedback for teachers. Finally, principals reported they were able to assess teacher behaviors and strategies at least somewhat well, regardless of the model used.
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Surveys, Elementary Secondary Education, Predictor Variables, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Behavior, Educational Strategies, Accuracy, Objectives, Evaluation Methods, Feedback (Response)
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations. College of Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5900, Normal, IL 61790-5900. Tel: 309-438-2399; Fax: 309-438-8683; Web site: http://education.illinoisstate.edu/planning/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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