ERIC Number: EJ819340
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Reference Count: 5
Classroom Quality Rating Systems: How Do Teachers Prepare and What Do They Think about the Process?
Scott-Little, Catherine; Brown, E. Glyn; Hooks, Laura McDonald; Marshall, Betty Jo
Young Children, v63 n6 p40-45 Nov 2008
Working with the South Carolina Department of Education, the authors surveyed prekindergarten and kindergarten teachers whose schools participated in a quality rating system to see what they did to get ready for the observation and what they thought of the evaluation process. The authors also asked them what they thought about the quality of their teaching practices and classroom environments after the process. This article describes what the authors learned from teachers who participated in South Carolina's quality rating system, provides recommendations for how teachers can prepare for evaluations, and offers suggestions for how to set up effective classroom evaluation systems.
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Evaluation Research, Kindergarten, Teaching Methods, Classroom Environment, Teacher Attitudes, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Educational Quality, Observation, Evaluation Methods, Quality Control, Health Promotion
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Kindergarten; Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina