Differentiated Teacher Evaluation and Professional Learning

Policies and Practices for Promoting Career Growth

  • Mary Lynne Derrington
  • Jim Brandon

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.


Differentiated evaluation Professional learning CPD Teacher Growth Education Policy Teacher evaluation

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

Bibliographic information

  • 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)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-16453-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-16454-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-7069
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-7077
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