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Evaluating Teaching

Evaluating Teaching
A Guide to Current Thinking and Best Practice

Second Edition

November 2005 | 328 pages | Corwin

Foster the development of highly qualified teachers and improve your school's teaching and learning with solid teacher evaluations!

The connection between teacher evaluation fostering school improvement and the development of highly qualified teachers is receiving more attention than ever before. Just as there is a rational connection between school improvement and teacher performance, there is a necessary and rational connection between supporting and cultivating highly qualified teachers through effective evaluations and improving relationships in the school.

In this updated edition, top-selling author James H. Stronge and his colleagues synthesize current teacher evaluation research and blend it with practice, highlighting how to:

  • Design a sound teacher evaluation system
  • Assess teacher performance thoroughly and accurately
  • Implement a successful teacher evaluation system
  • Incorporate student performance data, teaching portfolios, and classroom observation into the evaluation process

By aligning teaching performance and improvement goals with your school's mission, this text demonstrates how you can effectively encourage teachers to achieve a high standard of instruction at all levels. 


About the Authors
James H. Stronge
1. Teacher Evaluation and School Improvement: Improving the Educational Landscape
Part I: Designing a Teacher Evaluation System
Patricia H. Wheeler and Michael Scriven
2. Building the Foundation: Teacher Roles and Responsibilities
Barbara B. Howard and James R. Sanders
3. Applying the Personnel Evaluation Standards to Teacher Evaluation
Pamela D. Tucker and Marguerita K. DeSander
4. Legal Considerations in Designing Teacher Evaluation Systems
Part II: Assessing Teacher Performance
Sally J. Zepeda
5. Classroom-Based Assessments of Teaching and Learning
James H. Stronge and Laura Pool Ostrander
6. Client Surveys in Teacher Evaluation
Pamela D. Tucker and James H. Stronge
7. Student Achievement and Teacher Evaluation
Kenneth Wolf
8. Portfolios in Teacher Evaluation
Peter W. Airasian and Arlen Gullickson
9. Teacher Self-Evaluation
Kenneth D. Peterson
10. Using Multiple Data Sources in Teacher Evaluation Systems
Part III: Implementing the Teacher Evaluation System
Virginia M. Helm and Henry St. Maurice
11. Conducting a Successful Evaluation Conference
Mary Jo McGrath
12. Dealing Positively With the Nonproductive Teacher: A Legal and Ethical Perspective on Accountability
Stephen P. Gordon
13. Teacher Evaluation and Professional Development
Author Index
Subject Index

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1


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