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Teacher Evaluation [microform] / Thomas I. Ellis
Bib ID 5473355
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Ellis, Thomas I
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1986 
6 p. 

Included in this summary analysis of three journal articles and two documents on teacher evaluation are reports that touch on difficulties facing school officials in developing a teacher evaluation system and suggestions for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of an evaluation system. The first article, by Susan S. Stodolsky, challenges evaluation methods that rely on classroom observation alone and emphasizes the importance on the entire instructional context. The second, a document written by Rand Corporation researchers, concludes from a study of four exemplary school districts that the teacher evaluation process is inseparable from the school district's larger organizational context. The three remaining selections focus on practical aspects of implementing a teacher evaluation system. In his guide, Thomas L. McGreal identifies nine "commonalities" of effective systems that support his conviction that evaluation should help, rather than judge, teachers. Taking the position that some form of summative evaluation is nonetheless needed for making personnel decisions, James Raths and Hallie Preskill offer recommendations to guide administrators through the task of teaching staff assessment. Because of the potential legal implications brought with any personnel decision, the final selection by Donovan Peterson provides guidelines for ensuring that a teacher evaluation system will withstand judicial scrutiny. (CJH)


Availability: Publication Sales, National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1615 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($2.00; quantity discounts; Virginia residents should add 4 percent sales tax).

Sponsoring Agency: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: 400-83-0013.



Research Roundup, v2 n2 Apr 1986.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Administrator Role.  |  Concurrent Validity.  |  Cooperative Planning.  |  Decision Making.  |  Educational Environment.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Employment Practices.  |  Evaluation Methods.  |  Instructional Improvement.  |  Legal Responsibility.  |  Organizational Climate.  |  Performance Factors.  |  Personnel Policy.  |  Program Development.  |  Program Effectiveness.  |  Program Implementation.  |  Teacher Administrator Relationship.  |  Teacher Attitudes.  |  Teacher Effectiveness.  |  Teacher Evaluation.  |  Teacher Improvement.  |  Teacher Supervision.
Form/genre ERIC Publications.  |  Collected Works, Serials.  |  Reference Materials, Bibliographies.
Other authors/contributors National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA  |  ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management
Available From ERIC 


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