Master of Arts (M.A.)
This qualitative study examines the connection between teacher evaluation and the goals of professional development by using the perceptions of a sample of experienced teachers. Teacher performance significantly impacts student learning outcomes. It is the teacher evaluation process that is intended to provide the public a process to ensure the quality of teaching in its schools and give teachers a tool to identify, improve, and validate effective teaching practice. This study looks at the current state law, local practices and teacher views to gain insight into how effective teacher evaluation is as a means of developing teachers' professional performance.
Suverkrop, Cynthia, "Teacher evaluation as professional development" (2002). Capstone Projects and Theses. 214.