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Tool Name
Performance Evaluation Program (PEP)

Evaluation Type
Observations of Teachers and Principals
Portfolios
Student Performance Measures
Combination Models

Subject
All Subjects

Grade
All Grades

Use of Evaluation
Formative
Summative

Professional Status
Teacher

URL
There is currently no website for this product, but the book chapter available at the following URL discusses its use: http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/104136/chapters/Assessing_Teacher_Quality_Through_Goal-Setting@_The_Alexandria,_Virginia,_School_District.aspx

Developer
This program was developed by teachers, principals, central office administrators, and external consultants in Alexandria City Public Schools, Virginia.

Product Description
PEP is a multidimensional evaluation system used to measure teacher performance. The components of PEP include formal and informal observations, teacher portfolios, academic goal setting (teachers setting academic goals for the class), and student achievement.

General Target Population Information
This program is used with teachers in all subjects and grade levels.

Stage of Development
All Stages

Users
This program is used by Alexandria City Public Schools in Virginia.

Research and Resources
McBride, M., & Miller, M. (2005). Assessing teacher quality through goal-setting: The Alexandria, Virginia, school district. In P. D. Tucker & J. H. Stronge (Eds.), Linking teacher evaluation and student learning (Chapter 5). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Retrieved October 5, 2011, from http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/104136/chapters/Assessing_Teacher_Quality_Through_Goal-Setting@_The_Alexandria,_Virginia,_School_District.aspx

National Association of Elementary School principals. (2006). Linking teacher evaluation and student learning. Research Roundup, 22(4). Retrieved October 5, 2011 from http://www.naesp.org/resources/2/Research_Roundup/2006/RR2006v22n4a2.pdf.

Cost
Costs for the use of this product have not been established.

Contact Information
Alexandria City Public Schools
2000 N. Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone: 703-824-6600
TDD: 703-824-6666
Website: http://www.acps.k12.va.us/

Support Available
Support may be available through consultation with the staff of Alexandria City Public Schools.