ERIC Number: EJ1212172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-May
Abstractor: As Provided
The Coverage of Classroom Management in Teacher Evaluation Rubrics
Gilmour, Allison F.; Majeika, Caitlyn E.; Sheaffer, Amanda W.; Wehby, Joseph H.
Teacher Education and Special Education, v42 n2 p161-174 May 2019
Many teachers struggle with the classroom management skills necessary to support students with disabilities. Teacher evaluation is a potential method for supporting teachers' use of classroom management strategies. The authors evaluate the extent to which classroom management was included in state teacher evaluation rubrics and the types of classroom management topics that were included in the rubrics. They find that while one fifth of standards and indicators were related to classroom management, there was large variability across states. Rubrics that included classroom management focused on proactive strategies, but often did not include specific evidence-based practices that could help teachers improve their classroom management skills. Very few rubrics included any focus on how to address student misbehavior. In light of these findings, the authors provide a discussion of the importance of including high-quality standards and indicators about classroom management to support teachers of students with disabilities.
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Teacher Evaluation, Scoring Rubrics, Students with Disabilities, Evidence Based Practice, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Educational Indicators, Guidelines, Positive Behavior Supports, State Standards
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
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