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.