Teacher Evaluation Framework

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Something that is not considered in a PVAAS score is the demographics of the clientele. Students with a low socio economic status are historically shown to receive lower scores due to lack of resources and other factors. Students in special education also do not perform as well because of their learning disabilities. ESL students are also at a disadvantage because understanding material in English is difficult for them. These students are not taken into as much consideration when evaluating a teacher and the teacher’s ability to educate students. Studies have shown that adjusting scores based on demographics can result in a self-fulfilling prophecy, resulting in even lower scores (Warring, 2015). Teachers are again, are put in a tough situation …show more content…
Teachers are observed twice per year for one class and are assessed on various things. Kennett High School uses Danielson’s Framework for Teaching, which is a relatively new model used widely for teacher evaluations. The framework uses four domains: planning and preparation, classroom environment, instruction, and professional responsibilities. There are very detailed descriptions of each domain available and examples of what can be observed in each domain to achieve a certain score. This framework has solid foundations and good ideas for what should be observed in a classroom during a lesson and in preparation for teaching (Viviano, …show more content…
If teachers feel that what they are being evaluating on is purposeful, they will be more likely to put their best effort forward and will, in turn, help the students succeed. The goal of any school system is for students to reach their potential and be prepared for the real world. Teachers are an important factor in student success, therefore the evaluation of teachers is very important. Educators need to feel supported in order to be effective for their students, so the evaluation process needs to give them that feeling. The purpose of evaluation is for teachers to continue to grow in order to enrich the lives of their

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