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Updated Edition of Bestseller

Writing Year-End Teacher Improvement Plans-Right Now!!
The Principal's Time-Saving Reference Guide

Second Edition


September 2008 | 120 pages | Corwin

"The second edition has definitely outdone the first! This book is an essential tool. It helps me keep current and gives my teachers a road map for how they can improve."
—Donald Howard, Director, GED-Education Department
Hudson County Correction Center, NJ

"This book gives me confidence knowing that I have a ready-reference to help my staff when they need it. My staff feels that they can approach me for tangible advice that will contribute to their success."
—James J. Jacobson, Associate Professor of Education
St. Peter's College

A time-saving, easy-to-use tool for developing year-end teacher improvement plans!

To ensure that stated goals and objectives are fulfilled, administrators must effectively assess teachers and recognize their strengths while identifying areas for improvement.

In this second edition, the authors provide resources to clearly and comprehensively address every aspect of a teacher improvement plan, from a list of proficiency categories to vocabulary aids and a sample improvement plan. Offering principals a flexible, time-saving tool for measuring teacher effectiveness, this valuable guide covers the essential elements of the improvement plan and provides easy-to-use reproducibles. A CD-ROM with an interactive database of proficiency statements allows administrators to cut, paste, and edit passages that appropriately reflect individual teachers' present performance and future goals. The updated edition features:

  • New case studies
  • 65 revised and updated proficiency categories
  • An all-new comprehensive annual performance form package with diagnosis, report of progress, and summative assessment sections
  • Guides for analyzing, drafting, and completing teacher improvement plans
  • Added emphasis on teachers and administrators evaluating and planning as a team

The revised edition of Writing Year-End Teacher Improvement Plans—Right Now!! is the ideal aid for chronicling present achievements and future goals to promote professional development and instructional excellence.


 
Preface to the Second Edition
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
Part I. The Essential Elements of the Improvement Plan
 
1. 65 Proficiency Categories
 
2. Glossary of Category Terms
 
3. 650 Proficiency Assessment Statements With Vocabulary Aids
 
Part II. The Improvement Plan Packet With Reproducible Forms
 
Part III. The Performance Progress and Improvement Plan
 
4. Completing the Analysis of Teacher Performance
 
5. Completing the Teacher Self-Assessment Form
 
6. Completing the Recommendations for Improvement/Action Plan
 
7. Completing the Summative Report
 
8. Completing the Professional Development Report
 
Part IV. The Document in Action
 
9. Writing Suggestions for Improvement and Action Plans
 
10. Sample Performance Progress and Improvement Plan

“This book gives me a time-saving method for keeping an ongoing record of my dialogue with my staff about our vision for the school and our individual professional goals. It sets a standard for a practical approach that enables me to help my staff in their instructional performance. The authors are to be commended!”

James Burke, Assistant to the Superintendent
Jersey City Board of Education, NJ

“The second edition has definitely outdone the first! This book is an essential tool. It helps me keep current and gives my teachers a road map for how they can improve.”

Donald Howard, Director, GED-Education Department
Hudson County Correction Center, NJ

"This book allows me to be a part of the improvement process with my teachers. It is a compendium of ideas, concepts, and theory, and the user-friendly CD-ROM has saved me time in the preparation of my reports.”

Larry Odom, Principal
Snyder High School, Jersey City, NJ

"I have been teaching for over 30 years, and I finally have material in one book that gives me an opportunity to know the expectations of my overall instructional progress."

Christine Polychronis, English Teacher
Snyder High School, Jersey City, NJ

“I am a beginning teacher, and by using this book, my principal and I have an opportunity to meet and discuss what is needed in my growth as an educator."

Luz Aurora Streater, Teacher
PS #11 Martin Luther King Jr., Jersey City, NJ

"This book gives me confidence knowing that I have a ready-reference to help my staff when they need it. My staff feels that they can approach me for tangible advice that will contribute to their success."

James J. Jacobson, Associate Professor of Education
St. Peter's College

"This book is a must for the busy administrator who wants to create well-written teacher improvement plans that will shape authentic and individualized professional development in their staff, ultimately affecting achievement in their students as well."

Michael Fisher, Critical Thinking Specialist
Starpoint Middle School, Lockport, NY
Key features
  • New and updated proficiency categories and proficiency statements
  • Reorganized vocabulary aids for readers' convenience
  • Guides to help administrators analyze, draft, and complete teacher improvement plans
  • Sample performance progress reports and sample improvement plans

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface to the Second Edition

Introduction

Section 1


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