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Evaluating Teaching

Evaluating Teaching
A Guide to Current Thinking and Best Practice

Second Edition

June 2013 | 328 pages | Corwin
This invaluable resource demonstrates how to foster the development of highly qualified teachers through designing and implementing a solid teacher evaluation system.

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 growing 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:

o design a sound teacher evaluation system

o assess teacher performance thoroughly and accurately

o implement a successful teacher evaluation system

o incorporate student performance data, teaching portfolios, and classroom observation into evaluation

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


James H. Stronge

James H. Stronge is the Heritage Professor in the Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership Area at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. His research interests include policy and practice related to teacher quality, and teacher and administrator evaluation. He has worked with numerous school districts and other educational organizations to design and implement evaluation systems for teachers, administrators, and support personnel. His work on effective teachers focuses on how to identify effective teachers and how to enhance teacher effectiveness. Dr. Stronge has presented his research at conferences such as American... More About Author

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