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Teacher Evaluations

The history and current trends of teacher evaluations
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Katie Marttila

on 6 June 2013

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Timeline 1700's 1800's Early 1900's 21st Century Pennsylvania 0 + - = 9 8 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 c Some states require that teacher evaluations include how well a teacher's students perform on standardized test. Favor
Oppose
Don't know/Refuse Less than one-third, between one-third and two-thirds, or more than two-thirds? Rubrics Influenced by Charlotte Danielson On a separate sheet of paper,
answer the following: "Successful evaluation will help teachers think about students, and unsuccessful evaluation will make them think about themselves and their career." Political, Economic, Social Internationally Finland * Evaluate with a variety of methods
*Find a way to show value in the teaching profession and create an environment for teacher retention
*Allow students to be critical, confident, and independent learners
*An approach that will help teachers and students know their weakness and work toward a way to improve PA Report Card *50% will be student achievement
PSSA, Certified exams
Should show improvement on closing the achievement gap
*40% Academic Growth
Measured by PVASS
*10% Other factors
Graduation Rate
Promotion Rate
AP courses Teacher Evaluations John Dewey In your opinion, what percentage of a teacher's evaluation should be based on how well his or her students perform on standardized tests? Thinking about that teacher, please
tell me three words or phrases
that best describe how that
teacher made a difference. Please think about the teacher
who has had the most positive
influence in your life. Yes
No
Don't know/Refuse Do you have the confidence in the men and women who are teaching children in public school? Not considered a professional discipline
Local governments and clergy did evaluations
Clergy were the most logical choice to make decisions because of their extensive education and ability to guide religion instruction 1700's 1800's Teaching began to be a desired position
In schools, master teachers began to take "principal" roles
That master teacher would evaluate and give feedback through observation
Clergymen no longer filled this position due to the lack of skill End of the 1800's-Beginning 1900's Began analyzing two educational views:
John Dewey
Fredrick Taylor Balanced approach where students take responsibility for their learning Children came to school to learn things that would help contribute to society Fredrick Taylor Scientific approach
Influenced Edward Thorndike
Believed schools should work like factories
Created principles that emphasized measurement and analysis of data to ensure production William Wetzel Evaluation should come from student achievement
Aptitude tests, measurable objectives, reliable measures for student learning 21st Century Continual research on how to evaluate teacher performance
Strong focus on student achievement as a form of evaluation for teacher effectiveness


Should begin for teachers in 2013-2014 In 2010, PDE was looking for volunteers to participate in a three phase “Educator Effectiveness Project” Four Components Evaluate rubrics that are currently being used
Require measures of student achievement-1/2 of the rating
Training
Professional development targeted toward needs In addition to the rubric, there will be four performance domains: *Planning and Preparation
*Classroom environment
*Instruction
*Professional Responsibilities Schools will be judge on a scale from 1-100
*Summative Standardized Testing
*Formative Standardized Testing
*Curriculum-based Assessments
*Educator Developed Assessments
*Student projects and/or performance
*Other measures of student growth
*Indirect measures of student growth Teachers will need to show improvement in one of these seven areas: Student Achievement: Singapore The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development reported that 22 of the 28 countries at the international summit had evaluations systems in place
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden were among some that do not have a system *Removed all standardized testing
No teacher evaluations based on testing
*Allowed all students to have a free daily lunch and free health care
*Upgraded the teaching profession
A more rigorous teacher prep graduate program
Pay stipend for living expense * Created a rigorous teacher prep program
Heighten the importance of the teaching profession
* Made it an attractive choice for a career
* Focus mainly on teacher collaboration and creating supports for teachers for the duration of the career Holistic Approach * The community expects the schools to challenge each and every child to their fullest potential * With the funds are coming from the taxpayers, high achievement is expected * The government is put under a lot pressure to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability of the schools. * Form relationships with parents, students, and the community * Held to a standard where we also need to teach children about working cooperatively, creating values, and respecting others.
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