1. Multiple data sources ,
usually at least 4, are collected for each teacher. Each teacher
selects from among the following to make his/her best case for
merit, impact, and value:
student reports, parent
reports, peer review of materials, teacher tests, documentation
of professional activity, systematic observation, pupil achievement,
successful action research, participation in school improvement,
administrator report, and data unique to the individual teacher.
Each teacher sees the results, and
then decides whether or not to include the information for evaluation
before any summative administrator sees the data or is informed
that it was collected.
Not every data sources is collected
every year. For example, teacher test results are good for 6
2. Data selected by the teacher
are included in a DOSSIER. This document is limited
in size by the district (say, 12 pages). One copy is kept by
the district, one by the teacher. The teacher can have contents
removed at will.
3. Dossier review is used
by summative evaluators in lieu of formal classroom visits at
the discretion of the administrator and the teacher. (Supervisors
still are expected to monitor teacher performance).