The evaluation process is extremely valuable to education. This is why teachers and administrators rightfully spend a considerable amount of time refining the evaluation process so that it is fair and meaningful. Its ultimate goal is to help teachers perform at their fullest potential (see Why Evaluate?
The American Federation of Teachers (n.d.) agrees that an effective evaluation program can perform two vital duties:
- Provide successful interventions for growth purposes, and
- Counsel teachers to leave the profession.
The American Federation of Teachers (1998) also indicates that "...weak or incompetent teachers threaten the reputation of the profession
and the quality of education children receive." This is a strong stance that both administrators and leading teachers need embrace.