Making Evaluation Meaningful

Transforming the Conversation to Transform Schools

P J Caposey ,

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Making Evaluation Meaningful: Transforming the Conversation to Transform Schools

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Re-evaluate your perspective on teacher evaluation to truly transform school performance!


The tools, strategies, and reflections in this book provide realistic solutions to the problem faced by many schools: meaningless evaluation. A considerable amount of time, energy, and money is spent on the teacher evaluation process, yet the question remains whether it is truly transforming the learning of teachers and, therefore, students.


This practical guide shows how evaluation can become the tie that binds all school improvement activities together to:

Bring clarity and purpose to all educators making their roles more effective Improve teacher practice since they receive better support Increase student achievement and overall school culture

"For years, building leaders have been agonizing over teacher evaluations, pouring countless hours into a practice that consistently fails to produce the desired result; more meaningful conversations that produce improved quality instructional practices and increases in student achievement. In his book, Making Evaluation Meaningful, PJ Caposey shares a step by step framework filled with quick & easy to follow "Tips for Tomorrow," as well as detailed examples to help you shift your mindset and behave yourself to a more effective instructional leader. This book will leave you questioning your own evaluation system while at the same time inspiring you to re-commit the time and resources needed to help grow and develop your teachers."

—Jimmy Casas, Principal and CEO


" PJ Caposey, through a practitioner lens, has developed an incredible guide that not only helps to demystify the evaluation process, but also provide ready-to- use strategies to ensure reflection and growth are the result. In the end evaluation must be meaningful for both parties. This book will help get you there."

—Eric Sheninger, Author/Consultant, Senior Fellow/Thought Leader


"PJ Caposey has developed a great resource on teacher evaluation that actually provides realistic, encouraging, and supportive guidance instead of an arbitrary checklist!"

—Larry Ferlazzo, Teacher, Author and Education Week Teacher advice blogger

Luther Burbank High School, Sacramento, CA
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