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From Traditional to Transformative Evaluation: Promoting Teacher Excellence through a Learning-Oriented Process

Abstract This action research project engages questions about the relationship of teacher evaluation and teacher learning, joining the national conversation of accountability and teacher quality. It provides a solid philosophical foundation for changes in teacher evaluation and staff development, and analyzes past and current methods and trends in teacher evaluation. Set in the context of a suburban elementary charter school, the problems of traditional evaluation methods are confronted. The innovation proposed and implemented is Teacher Evaluation for Learning, Accountability, and Recognition (TELAR), a teacher evaluation system designed to support learning and accountability. TELAR includes multiple data points and perspectives, ongoing feedback a... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Musser, Stephanie (Author) / Zambo, Ronald (Advisor) / Jimenez, Rosa (Committee member) / Harrington, Timothy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational evaluation / Educational leadership / Learning-Oriented Assessment / Reflective Practice / School Accountability / School Culture / Teacher Development / Teacher Evaluation
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 108 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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