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Teacher Evaluation for Higher

Accountability

April 15, 2006


Salah Ayari, Principal
Al-Amal School

About Al-Amal School

K – 12 Accredited
11 years of operation
370 students
35 teachers/teacher aides
Principal responsible for staff
development and evaluation
WHY IS TEACHER EVALUATION
IMPORTANT?
Teachers are the bedrock of the school
Teachers need constructive feedback to
improve.
Teachers need to be held to high
standards of performance.
Teacher evaluation used for reward,
sanctions, resource allocation, etc.)

SETTING THE TONE

Spell out expectations before school starts

Explain evaluation procedures

Explain how evaluation will be used

Seek teachers’ input

Remind teachers periodically about performance


standards
A VITAL PRIORITY: SUPPORTING &
EMPOWING TEACHERS

New teachers are provided with


mentors
A professional development plan is put
in place
Teachers are provided with adequate
resources
Teachers receive ongoing feedback

Job Performance
Standards Not acceptable Needs to Good Excellent
improve
Attendance/punctuality
Lesson plans
Parent communication
Following rules
Classroom organization
Professional develop
Team work
Meeting deadlines
Islamic manners
volunteerism*

* Not required
Classroom Performance
Standard Not Needs to Good Excellent
acceptable improve

Classroom management
Teaching material
Knowledge of the subject
Teacher/student relationship
Use of class time
Clarity of instruction
Teaching style
Student evaluation

OBSERVATION AND DOCUMENTATION

Using a variety of methods, data about


teachers’ performance is carefully and
systematically collected and documented
Methods of Assessment
Time cards
Class observations
Anecdotal records
Communication logs, newsletters, etc.
Grade books
Parents feedback
Lesson plans
Review of professional development log
Review of deadlines log
Student learning

TEACHERS’ REPORT CARDS

Each teacher received a


comprehensive, detailed evaluation

Teachers met with the Principal to


go over their evaluation and
identify the areas of strength and
weakness
After the Evaluation
An individualized improvement plan is
given

Follow up with some teachers who need


to make improvement

USING THE EVALUATION DATA

Teacher evaluation used by the Principal


and the board to set up individualized
improvement plans, allocate resources
for staff development, rewards and
sanctions (bonuses, salary raise, etc.),
and renewal of contracts.