proficiency scales, standards-based grading, teacher evaluation
Journal of School Administration Research and Development
Teachers and school leaders frequently express a disconnect in the purpose and importance of teacher evaluation, particularly as it relates to educator growth. At the same time, some schools are beginning to communicate student growth through a standards-based grading philosophy. One way schools might “walk the talk” of their grading reform efforts designed to communicate student growth is through the use of proficiency scales to prioritize growth in teacher evaluation. This paper describes implications of simultaneously utilizing a growth model for teacher evaluation and a student growth model via standards-based grading.
Department of Educational Psychology, Foundations, and Leadership Studies
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Lang, Chad and Townsley, Matt, "Improving Teacher Evaluation by Walking the Talk of Standards-based Grading: Communicating Educator Growth using Proficiency Scales" (2021). Faculty Publications. 5202.