This book and Compact Disk show school leaders how to develop teacher portfolios and put them into action. They will provide confidence and credibility as you engage in:
- "high stakes" summative evaluations
- initial hiring, tenure, and other key personnel decisions
- fostering a school culture which encourages high levels of performance
This book and CD provide a reliable and easy way for teachers to:
- collect and analyze data about their effectiveness
- monitor and improve their own performance
- improve student learning
Adopting the templates in this book and CD will enable you to define:
- standards which describe actual duties and activities of teachers
- behaviors which indicate the quality of teaching
- "artifacts" which provide evidence of teaching and learning
- scoring rubrics which assist in objective evaluation
The Compact Disk, for Macintosh & Windows, contains easy-to-use templates of performance assessment rubrics, feedback forms, and other documents to help you organize & implement Teacher Portfolios in your school.
James H. Stronge is the Heritage professor in the Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership Area at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. His research interests include policy and practice related to teacher quality and teacher and administrator evaluation. Dr. Stronge has been a teacher, counselor, and district-level administrator. His doctorate is in the area of educational administration and planning from the University of Alabama.
Pamela D. Tucker is a Professor of education in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, and serves as Program Coordinator for the Administration and Supervision Program. As a K-12 teacher and school administrator, Dr. Tucker worked with a variety of student populations and served as a special education teacher and administrator, coordinator for a state-level homeless education program, and an advocate for elementary alternative education programs.
Christopher R. Gareis, Ed.D., is Associate Dean for Teacher Education and Professional Services and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. He is a former high school and middle school English teacher, as well as a former middle school principal and assistant to the superintendent.