What They Think About How They Are Evaluated: Perspectives of New York State Physical Educators on Teacher Evaluation Policy

International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership

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Title What They Think About How They Are Evaluated: Perspectives of New York State Physical Educators on Teacher Evaluation Policy
 
Creator Seymour, Clancy M
Garrison, Mark J
 
Subject Policy; Education; Physical Education
assessment in physical education; teacher effectiveness; value-added models
 
Description While research on high stakes testing continues to expand, little is known regarding how the use of student test scores to evaluate teachers is affecting physical education (PE).  A proportionate, stratified random sample of physical educators in New York State was drawn (n=489) to survey them about their district’s practices and their attitudes about the state’s new teacher evaluation policy. Results indicated that 38% of respondents were evaluated in part on the basis of results from written tests of students, while 27% indicated their district used student fitness tests for this purpose.  Eighteen percent of respondents reported their district used state mandated English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics test scores in calculating physical educator performance ranks. While few reported using performance-based measures, 94% of respondents indicated these as the preferred means of assessment in PE. Eighty-three percent of respondents predicted that the new teacher evaluation system would not improve PE.
 
Publisher IJEPL is a joint publication of PDK International, SFU, and GMU
 
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Date 2016-12-13
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
research-article
Survey
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/view/727
 
Source International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership; Vol 11, No 6 (2016): What They Think About How They’re Evaluated: Perspectives of New York State Physical Educators on Teacher Evaluation Policy
1555-5062
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/view/727/158
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 Clancy M Seymour, Mark J Garrison
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0
 

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