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The Personnel Evaluation Standards

How to Assess Systems for Evaluating Educators
Second Edition
By: Arlen R. Gullickson

The authoritative source on evaluating educational personnel!

This comprehensive resource guides sound evaluations of educators from PreK through graduate school. Approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI/JCSEE 1-2008), these 27 standard statements offer support for decisions that affect tenure, dismissal, promotion, and staff development. This second edition features important new standards, revisions to existing standards, and updated case studies. Educational administrators and supervisors will find:

  • In-depth explanations and guidelines for using each standard
  • A functional table of contents to help locate the most pertinent standards
  • Insight into developing policies and procedures for legal, fair, and accurate evaluations

Full description

Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12, Elementary, Secondary
  • ISBN: 9780761975090
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2008
  • Page Count: 232
  • Publication date: September 26, 2008

Price: $40.95



"The second edition reflects the best in current research and theory for not only evaluating teachers but also supporting professional growth."
—Robert J. Marzano, President
Marzano and Associates

"Since 1988, the Personnel Evaluation Standards have come to be recognized as the universal benchmark for quality control in defining, designing, and implementing educator evaluation systems. The clear, practical, and systematic explanations and application make the standards essential for any educational professional concerned with performance evaluation."
—James H. Stronge, Heritage Professor of Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership
College of William and Mary

The authoritative source on evaluating educational personnel!

Personnel evaluation plays a vital role in supporting professional growth. This updated resource provides 27 standards that together have been approved as an American National Standard (ANSI/JCSEE 1-2008) for use in developing sound evaluation policies and procedures for staff in PreK through graduate school.

Covering the propriety, utility, feasibility, and accuracy of staff evaluations, these standards offer support for decisions that affect tenure, dismissal, promotion, and staff development. The second edition reflects the changing educational climate by providing important new standards, substantive revisions to existing standards, and updated case studies. This book offers educational administrators and supervisors:

  • In-depth explanations of each standard and its rationale, application guidelines, and common errors in implementation
  • Brief case studies with follow-up analysis
  • A functional table of contents to help locate specific standards pertinent to individual evaluations

This comprehensive resource has everything you need to build a legal, fair, and accurate personnel evaluation system in any educational setting.

Key features

  • Each standard chapter provides an in-depth explanation, rationale, guideline for application, and list of common errors in practice.
  • Brief case studies illustrate either exemplary or cautionary applications of the standard followed by an analysis to either support or correct the application.
  • A Functional Table of Contents guides the reader to focus on specific standards especially pertinent to the desired outcome of the evaluation such as tenure decisions or providing follow-up staff development.
  • A separate chapter offers insight into how users such as school districts and university departments may apply these standards to promote sound personnel evaluation, thus avoiding costly errors that may result in lawsuits, loss of effective personnel, or lack of credibility.


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Arlen R. Gullickson

Arlen R. Gullickson, Ph.D., is professor emeritus at Western Michigan University. He served as The Evaluation Center director from 2002 to 2007 and as its Chief of Staff of from 1991-2002. Dr. Gullickson chaired the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation from 1998 to 2008 during which time the Committee developed The Student Evaluation Standards (2002), revised The Personnel Evaluation Standards, Second Edition (2007), and was engaged in revising The Program Evaluation Standards, Second Edition (1994) for the 3rd edition published in 2010. He has worked extensively in education as a secondary math and science teacher, professor of educational research and evaluation, and in the conduct of federally funded research and evaluation projects. In 2011 he stepped down from directing an NSF funded Advanced Technological Education evaluation resource center (EvaluATE) to become its co-director. He has received several major service awards including: the Western Michigan University’s Distinguished Service Award (2002), the American Evaluation Association’s Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Evaluation Practice (2007), and the Consortium for Research on Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation’s Jason Millman Scholar award (2oo8). Although his primary work emphasis for the past 20 years has focused on program evaluation, he maintains a strong interest in classroom evaluation practices. He has authored numerous journal articles, book chapters and book materials. With Peter Airasian he authored the Teacher Self-Evaluation Tool Kit (1997) which presaged many of the ideas presented in this book.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Functional Table of Contents

The Joint Committee


Invitation to Users


About the Authors


Applying the Standards

The Standards

Propriety Standards

Utility Standards

Feasibility Standards

Accuracy Standards

Resource A: JCSEE Statement of Diversity

Resource B: Personnel Evaluations to Which the Standards Apply

Resource C: The Support Groups







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