Many school districts have implemented teacher evaluation systems using the principles identified in this book. Two of them, in Addison, Illinois, and in Newport News, Virginia, are described more fully here. Both of these systems employ a differentiated approach, with different procedures for novice and experienced teachers. They also engage teachers actively in the evaluation process, thereby ensuring that they will experience professional growth as a result of the effort.
Appendix A contains a description of the evaluation system in place in Addison, Illinois. Many of the forms used in that system are included in the description of the recommended procedures in Chapters 8–10.
Appendix B contains a summary of the evaluation system in use in Newport News, Virginia, and a sampling of the forms used.
Other examples of three-track models that focus on quality assurance and professional development can be obtained by contacting the following school districts:
West Morris Regional High School District Four Bridges Road Chester, NJ 07930
Maine School Administrative District #51 Cumberland-North Yarmouth P.O. Box 6A Cumberland, ME 04021
East Grand Rapids School District 2915 Hall Street SE East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Unionville-Chadds Ford School District 740 Unionville Road Kennett Square, PA 19348
Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation 2650 Home Avenue Columbus, IN 47201
Dubuque Community Schools 2300 Chaney Road Dubuque, IA 52001-3095
Greenwood Public Schools 440 West Gary Greenwood, AR 72936
Grosse Ile Township Schools 23270 East River Grosse Ile, MI 48138