An Investigation of Teacher Evaluation Practice in Indiana: PL 90 Implementation and Issues for Administrators

Michael W. Harvey, Lori G. Boyland, Marilynn M. Quick

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Abstract

This study investigated teacher evaluation practices used in Indiana as the state was implementing a mandated teacher evaluation system (Public Law 90) and early reporting of subsequent teacher effectiveness results by the Indiana Department of Education. The study surveyed public school administrators: (a) superintendents, (b) special education directors, and (c) K-12 building principals via e-mail using Qualtrics. A total of 2,444 administrators were invited to participate with a 28% return rate. Summative and formative teacher evaluation methods were used, but emergent methods (as mandated in PL 90) were not widely used. Recommendations for a more unified approach to teacher evaluation are emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-47
Number of pages24
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Reform
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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