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Teacher Evaluation:
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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 years.

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).