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Differentiated Teacher Evaluation and Professional Learning

Policies and Practices for Promoting Career Growth

  • Mary Lynne Derrington
  • Jim Brandon


  • Examines how differentiated teacher evaluation can provide important foundations for professional development

  • Analyses various aspects of differentiation that can support or hinder teacher development

  • Offers important insights into how teacher evaluation can support practice in a range of contexts


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Differentiated Teacher Evaluation in Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jim Brandon, Mary Lynne Derrington
      Pages 3-14
    3. Stephen P. Gordon, Marla W. McGhee
      Pages 15-35
    4. Sharon Conley, Elizabeth Mainz, Laura Wellington
      Pages 37-58
    5. Trista Hollweck, Amy Curry, Kate Smith, Mike Dubeau, Terry Kharyati
      Pages 59-81
  3. Differentiated Teacher Evaluation: The Interplay of Policy and Practice

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 229-232

About this book


This book discusses teacher evaluation and how it can provide the foundations for professional development. The editors and contributors illustrate how teachers with varying levels of expertise, experience and learning needs can benefit from differentiated evaluation and professional development designed to help them reach their full potential. The book examines various aspects of differentiation including levels of experience from pre-service to veteran, practices of school principals as they supervise and evaluate staff, and wider education policies that can support or hinder differentiation. Providing fascinating insights into how teacher evaluation policies can support practice in a variety of contexts, this timely collection will be of interest and value to students and scholars of teacher evaluation and professional development.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mary Lynne Derrington
    • 1
  • Jim Brandon
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Education, Health and Human SciencesUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  2. 2.Werklund School of EducationUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

About the editors

Mary Lynne Derrington is Associate Professor of Educational Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA. 

Jim Brandon is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Associate Dean, Professional and Community Engagement in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary, Canada.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Differentiated Teacher Evaluation and Professional Learning
  • Book Subtitle Policies and Practices for Promoting Career Growth
  • Editors Mary Lynne Derrington
    Jim Brandon
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies on Leadership and Learning in Teacher Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave stud. on leadersh. and Learning in teach. Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-16453-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-16456-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-16454-6
  • Series ISSN 2524-7069
  • Series E-ISSN 2524-7077
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 232
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Assessment, Testing and Evaluation
    Teaching and Teacher Education
    Professional & Vocational Education
    Education Policy
    Educational Policy and Politics
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