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Effective Teacher Evaluation

Effective Teacher Evaluation
A Guide for Principals

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December 2005 | 128 pages | Corwin

Enrich the quality of teaching and learning in your school with meaningful teacher evaluations!

Effective teacher evaluation is at the core of improving the quality and value of education and principals bear the responsibility of implementing a teacher evaluation program that helps develop highly qualified teachers and promotes high academic standards. In their easy-to-use handbook, evaluation experts Kenneth D. Peterson and Catherine A. Peterson offer a fresh, innovative look into teacher evaluation methods, focusing on three central areas: 1) increasing the amount of objective data, 2) increasing teacher involvement, and 3) increasing the technical and sociological quality of the evaluation process. This excellent resource provides specific "how-to" methods to help principals:

  • Use the best objective evidence available
  • Put the teacher at the center of the process
  • Use multiple data sources
  • Use data sources which vary by individual teacher
  • Incorporate student achievement data
  • Inspire ongoing teacher reflection and analysis

Use the specific strategies and best practices in this practical guide to help inspire quality teaching and high academic achievement!

About the Authors
1. The Principal and Teacher Evaluation
2. How Principals Promote Effective Teacher Evaluation
3. Documenting Student Learning
4. Documenting Classroom Program Quality
5. Documenting Student and Parent Satisfaction
6. Encouraging and Documenting Teacher Professional Activity
7. The Principal Provides Information, Expert Judgment, and Supervision
8. The School District Implements Effective Teacher Evaluation
9. Dealing With the Unsatisfactory Teacher
Resource A: Stages for Dealing With the Unsatisfactory Teacher
Resource B: What Can Go Wrong

"Presents assessment strategies that have been significantly refined and expanded during the past 25 years. Provides several thoughtful and immediately useful tools for principals to apply in realizing the suggested strategies."

Olaf Jorgenson, Headmaster
Hawaii Preparatory Academi, Kamuela, HI
Key features

-          Offers data-driven teacher evaluation strategies

-          Demonstrates how to include teacher efforts and support for the process

-          Gives suggestions for the human reality of teacher appraisal and evaluation

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter 1

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