Leading via Teacher Evaluation: The Case of the Missing Clothes?


Leading via Teacher Evaluation: The Case of the Missing Clothes?

Issue/Topic: Teaching Quality--Evaluation and Effectiveness
Author(s): Hallinger, Philip; Heck, Ronald; Murphy, Joseph
Organization(s):
Publication: Educational Researcher
Published On: 7/30/2013

Background:
Over the last two decades, considerable evidence has accumulated about the cardinal position of teachers and teaching in the school improvement equation. Simultaneously, a new era of accountability in education began to take root in the 1990s. Not surprisingly, efforts to strengthen teaching have since been on the rise. A good portion of that energy is being devoted to teacher evaluations that hold individual teachers accountable for year-to-year gains in their students' achievement.

Purpose:
To determine whether teacher evaluation is a good candidate to power school improvement and enhance student learning

Findings/Results:
We should be cautious in accepting claims about the ability of teacher evaluation, even in its newest form, to power significant school improvement or effectively inform personnel decisions.

Policy Implications/Recommendations:

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Research Design:
literature review

Population/Participants/Subjects:
literature review

Year data is from:
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Setting:
National

Data Collection and Analysis:
Literature review

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