A CASE STUDY OF RURAL PRINCIPALS’ EVALUATIVE PRACTICES USING THE TEXAS TEACHER EVALUATION AND SUPPORT SYSTEM
Driver, Matthew Kenneth
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The research focus of the scholarly delivery is leadership, specifically instructional leadership, with teacher evaluators as the primary subjects and the practices and strategies they employ using the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System to improve instructional practices on their campuses. The first scholarly deliverable is a case study article that can be used for teaching doctoral or master’s candidates in the field of educational leadership. The title of this article is “Improving Teacher Evaluation to Improve Student Outcomes at El Camino High School.” The case focuses on the importance that teacher evaluations have on student academic achievement. Students reading the case must examine the data and the narrative, express further questions and plans for obtaining added information, and develop a plan to help school leaders improve their teacher evaluation process to support student learning. The final scholarly deliverable is an empirical article titled “A Case Study of Rural Principals’ Evaluative Practices Using the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System.” This empirical article focuses on the strategies and practices teacher evaluators employ in the evaluation process to improve instructional practices on their campuses.