How may teacher evaluation have an impact on professional development? A multilevel analysis
Eva Delvaux, Jan Vanhoof, Institute of Education and Information Science, Belgium ; Melissa Tuytens, Eva Vekeman, Geert Devos, Department of Educational Studies, Belgium ; Peter Van Petegem, Institute of Education and Information Science, Belgium
TATE Volume 36, Number 1, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Teacher evaluation systems play an important role in teachers' professional development. This study examines which components of an evaluation system are related to the effects of the evaluation system on professional development from a teachers' perspective. Components such as leadership characteristics, the purpose of evaluation and features of the evaluation system are included in the study. Data regarding a representative sample of 1983 teachers from 65 Flemish schools were collected by questionnaire. The outcomes of multilevel analyses suggest that limited experience (<5 years) and useful feedback are positively related to outcomes of the teacher evaluation system on professional development.
Delvaux, E., Vanhoof, J., Tuytens, M., Vekeman, E., Devos, G. & Van Petegem, P. (2013). How may teacher evaluation have an impact on professional development? A multilevel analysis. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 36(1), 1-11. Elsevier Ltd.