There is great importance in building stronger teacher evaluation systems to help all teachers become good and good teachers become great. A robust teacher evaluation model helps teachers improve their instruction over time, leading students to ever-higher achievement.
Teacher Evaluation Form Process
Teachers want, need and deserve evaluation processes that accurately identify their strengths as well as areas in which they need to improve. Evaluation systems in too many schools deny high-quality feedback and fail to provide paths to improvement. This is unfair to both the teachers and the students who need their help.
We have new tools that would give teachers the information and support that they need to grow as professionals. These tools can be deployed to create evaluations based on more concrete measures of performance and will serve both teachers and students well.
You never want a teacher to be able to say that they were not aware of the teacher evaluation procedures in your district. It is beneficial to give your teachers this information and to document that you have done so. Should you ever need to dismiss a teacher, you want to cover yourself in making sure that all the district’s expectation were made known to them. There should not be any hidden elements to the teachers. They should be given access to what you are looking for, the instrument used, and any other pertinent information dealing with the evaluation process.
There are many administrators that go into an evaluation with no intent of marking anything other than good or excellent. There is not a teacher who exists that cannot improve in some area. Offering some constructive criticism or challenging the teacher will only improve that teacher’s ability and students in that classroom are the ones who will benefit. Try to pick out one area during each evaluation that you believe is most important for the teacher to improve. You may not necessarily down grade the teacher if they are doing a fantastic job, but let them know this is an area you see room for improvement in and most teachers will work harder to improve there. If during evaluation you see a teacher who has substantial deficiencies, then it may be necessary to put them on a plan of improvement to help them vastly improve those deficiencies.