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The Teacher Evaluation Handbook: Step-by-Step Techniques and Forms for Improving Instruction

The Teacher Evaluation Handbook: Step-by-Step Techniques and Forms for Improving Instruction

Renfro C. Manning

ISBN: 978-0-138-88389-8

Jun 1988, Jossey-Bass

208 pages

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A hands-on guide featuring practical advice on administrating a peer observer system, training evaluators, conferencing and setting performance targets, and more.
About This Book.

Chapter 1: Evaluation-- Growth or Harassment?

The Use of Formative and Summative Evaluation.

Mixing Formative and Summative Evaluation.

Eliminating the Problem of Dual Purposes.

Eliminating Confusion.

A Model for Evaluation.

Motivation and Evaluation.


Chapter 2: What's Worth Evaluating.

Getting Started.

The Responsibilities of Local Research Units.

Examples of Professional Practices.

Considerations for Evaluation.

Constructing a Summative Instrument.

The Question of Generic or Content.

Examples of Professional Practices.


Chapter 3: Peers as Evaluators.

Peer Selection and Turnover.

Should Peers Have Released Time?

Peers and School Reform.

Peer Observers and Teacher Unions.

Peer Observers and the New Teacher.


Chapter 4: Training Evaluators.

The Training Focus.

A Method of Training.

Changing Traditional Reality.


Chapter 5: The Evaluation Instrument as a Basis for Staff Development.

Curriculum Delivery Systems.

Staff Development and the Broad View.

Making Staff Development Work.

Making Change Permanent.

A Long-term Commitment.

Staff Development and the State.

The Continuing Battle.


Chapter 6: Conferencing and Setting Performance Targets.

Determining the Purposes-- A Necessary First Step.

Improve Conference Skills and Improve Evaluation.

The Price of Failure.


Chapter 7: Evaluation as a Terminal Activity.

Preparing to Win.

The No-Risk Win.

Suggestions for Documenting.

Helping the Administrator.

Who Are the Incompetent?

Documentation for E.E.O.C. Complaints.

Some Legal Aspects of Termination.


Chapter 8: Evaluation as a Basis for Merit Pay.

Understanding Differentiated Pay.

The Problem with Student Achievement.

Initiating Differentiated Pay.

Differentiated Pay-- The Promise.

A Program that Works.


Chapter 9: Summative Evaluations.

Identifying Those Who Need Summative Evaluation.

Designing the Summative Instrument.

Who Evaluates Summatively?



Chapter 10: Putting It All Together.

What's the Goal (Purpose)?

What to Evaluate.

The Human Element.

Teaching Teachers.

The Central Focus.


Go for the Long Term.