The Use of Student Perceptual Data as a Measure of Teaching Effectiveness: Texas Comprehensive Center Briefing Paper, Number 8

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Authors: Jackie Burniske, Debra Meibaum, Shirley Beckwith, Haidee Williams, Jesse Mabus

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• Published: 2012    • 13 pages   

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States are carefully reviewing their teacher evaluation systems to make them more meaningful and comprehensive by including multiple measures. This represents a dramatic change from the traditional use of classroom observation by a school administrator as the primary means of evaluating a teacher. Multiple measures of teaching effectiveness are being added to legislation, policy, and practice across the country. This paper looks at one of those multiple measures—the use of student perceptual data to inform a performance-based teacher evaluation.