The intended purpose of the ScholarSpace Teacher Evaluation Process is to assess the teacher’s performance in relation to the University’s Education Teaching Standards and to design a plan for professional growth. The institute’s evaluator can use ScholarSpace teacher evaluation module to conduct the evaluation process in which the teacher can actively participate through the use of self-assessment, reflection, presentation of artifacts, and classroom demonstration(s).
Purpose of teacher evaluation
Teacher evaluations helps teachers understand their strengths and identify areas that they needed to grow in. Evaluations are used to help teachers reflect on their practice, showcase areas of excellence, and get support on areas they wanted help in. These evaluations are conducted purposefully and with the ultimate goal of student achievement in mind.
Teacher evaluation process on ScholarSpace
- Analysis of student learning :-
- ScholarSpace quiz engine allows university evaluators to create surprise formative or summative tests for students to take. Such student assessments provide an insight into student learning and achievement, they help in identifying and understanding of what students know and are able to do. This student growth data is captured in detailed reports which can be downloaded in pdf and excel formats. Such student reports are further analysed to evaluate a teacher’s teaching skills.
- ScholarSpace also provides the functionality of creating feedback forms, evaluators can create such feedback forms to be filled by the students to get better understanding on teachers teaching skills.
2. Teacher formative & summative assessment :-
- Our scholarspace formative and summative assessment test are designed for teachers to give them feedback on their progress toward a set of skills, understanding and knowledge. The goal of such assessments is to enhance performance by providing clear indicators of progress and identifying what has been done successfully as well as areas for improvement. Test and feedback reports of summative evaluation is generated with a summative scoring, effectiveness rating, noted areas of strengths, and recommended areas for improvement.
3. Evaluating teachers artifacts :-
- Items from a teacher’s practice can become evidence to support teacher effectiveness in meeting the Universities Standards for the Teaching Profession. Artifacts may be in the form of artifacts of teaching/instruction (e.g., student work samples, tests, student projects or written reports). On ScholarSpace teacher artifacts can be easily accessed by the evaluating committee for evaluation, grading and recommendation purpose.
- Artifacts evaluation is done on the basis of teacher’s knowledge of content, knowledge of university curriculum and knowledge of strategies to teach concepts and skills. A detailed report is then generated by our system where the evaluators can rate the teaching artifacts and can provide recommendations.
4. Teacher training courses :-
- Both measurement and development are important aspects of teacher evaluation. Our system is both comprehensive and specific and focus on the teacher’s growth. On scholarspace, universities can create courses, designed to provide opportunities for their educators to increase their skills and knowledge, meet the needs of students, and stay current on best practices in the teaching profession. The ultimate goal of these courses is to increase student learning and to improve teacher efficiency.
ScholarSpace evaluation processes are designed to promote effective leadership, quality teaching, and student learning while enhancing professional practice and leading to improved instruction. All of the levels in these evaluation processes are designed to encourage professional growth, to be flexible and fair to the persons being evaluated, and to serve as the foundation for the establishment of professional goals and identification of professional development needs.