Getting Teacher Evaluation Right
What Really Matters for Effectiveness and Improvement
Across the globe, schools are overhauling teacher evaluation systems, and, while intentions are admirable, the result for many new systems is that good – often excellent – teachers are lost in the process. In the end, students are the losers.
In Getting Teacher Evaluation Right, Linda Darling-Hammond makes a compelling case for a research-based approach to teacher evaluation that supports collaborative models of teacher planning and learning. She outlines the most current research informing evaluation of teaching practice that incorporates evidence of what teachers do and what their students learn. In addition, she examines the harmful consequences of using any single student test as a basis for evaluating individual teachers. Finally, Darling-Hammond offers a vision of teacher evaluation as part of a teaching and learning system that supports continuous improvement, both for individual teachers and for the profession as a whole. This groundbreaking book:
- Presents a comprehensive teacher evaluation system based on research and best practices.
- Describes a variety of models that base evaluations on an assessment of classroom practice in light of professional standards, an array of student work, and active participation in the professional community.
- Explains how teacher peers become part of the evaluation and support system.
- Demonstrates how to create a fair and substantiated process for removal of teachers who can’t improve.
|Publish date||2014-01-14 00:00:00|
|Partner Name||Columbia Teachers College Press|