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Making Evaluation Meaningful : Transforming the Conversation to Transform Schools.

Author: P J Caposey
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Re-evaluate your perspective on teacher evaluation to truly transform school performance! The tools, strategies, and reflections in this book provide realistic solutions to the problem faced by many schools: meaningless evaluation. A considerable amount of time, energy, and money is spent on the teacher evaluation process, yet the question remains whether it is truly transforming the learning of teachers and,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Caposey, P J.
Making Evaluation Meaningful : Transforming the Conversation to Transform Schools.
Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P J Caposey
ISBN: 9781506378909 1506378900
OCLC Number: 1014447218
Description: 1 online resource (153 pages)
Contents: ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorIntroduction Being an Effective Instructional Leader Takes Practice Learn From Mistakes Rethink Established Theories Don't Neglect the Why and How Focus on the Goal: Improving Practice1. Realize Evaluation Undoubtedly Impacts Culture Cultural Impact of Evaluation Changes2. Master the Technical Elements of the Tool Close Reading Time in Classrooms Understanding of Best Practice Creating a Crosswalk Suggestion for Improvement Bank Staying Current With Trends3. Leverage the Opportunity Presented at a Pre-conference Typical Pre-conference Experience Pre-conference Versus Job Interview Meaningful Pre-conference Questions Framework Alignment When a Pre-conference Goes Wrong Re-recruitment4. Possess a Game Plan for Every Observation Three Typical Observational Practices The Hybrid Solution Reflective Conference Impact5. Create a Process for Self-Reflection Self-Assessment Dos and Don'ts Guided Practice Understand Evaluator Fear of Self-Assessment Auxiliary Benefits Evaluator Self-Assessment6. Be Cognizant of the Questions Driving Effective Evaluation Driving Questions Are Suggestions for Improvement Present Across All Domains and Do They Exist for Components Rated Proficient as Well as Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory? Are the Suggestions Provided Research Based and Grade and Content Appropriate for Each Teacher? Does Feedback Link District Initiatives and Goals to Individual Teacher Performance? Does the Administrator Explain the Why and How Behind Suggestions for Improvement? Do Themes or Tendencies Emerge? Is There Evidence of Framework Mastery for the Evaluator? Is the Tone and Type of Language (Direct and Indirect) the Same Across All Evaluation Summaries? Does the Evaluator Provide Context and an Understanding of the Personal and Professional Growth of the Teacher? Does the Evaluator Provide Concrete Goals for Future Performance Outlined With Accountability Measures? Does the Evaluator Communicate as if They Mutually Own the Future Growth of the Teacher? Is Feedback Provided in a Consistent and Easy-to-Understand Manner?7. The Reflective Conference Fight Climbing the Ladder of Inference Talk Less Than the Teacher To Serve, Not to Convince Questions Without Answers The Answer Is Within Them Schedules Match Priorities Establish Goal Areas Tips for Success for All Types of Reflective Conferences8. Communicate for Teachers, Not to Them Effective Feedback Strategies 9. Personalized Professional Development: Mutually Own Future Growth Establishing a Personalized Professional Development Plan for Teachers What Happens if I Am Not an Expert in This Area?Conclusion (and a Note to Superintendents) A Note to SuperintendentsResource: Suggestions-for-Improvement BankReferencesIndex

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Offering a fresh perspective on teacher evaluation, this book guides administrators on how to transform their process to improve teacher practice and, ultimately, student achievement.  Read more...

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