Effect of Teacher Performance Evaluation on School Effectiveness
This study was conducted to measure the effect of teacher performance evaluation on school effectiveness in public high schools in Pakistan. Teacher evaluation is a formal and systematic process of evaluating teacher performance that plays an important role in enhancing school effectiveness. School effectiveness is a process that ensures that a particular school has effectively maintained a safe and orderly environment, implemented an instructional framework and curriculum that focuses on enhancing student learning, where the school monitoring system is highly responding, and where a competency-based system is in practice that ensures increased student achievement. A correlational research design was used to conduct this study. Using multistage sampling techniques, data were collected from 580 secondary school teachers in district Okara. Self-Assessment Instrument for Teacher Evaluation (α=.88) and School Effectiveness Questionnaire ((α=.86) were used for data collection. The Pearson correlation coefficient showed that teacher evaluation scores and school effectiveness were significantly correlated with each other (r=.69). As teacher performance evaluation scores increased, the score on school effectiveness also increased. Multiple linear regression analysis revealed that teacher performance evaluation score significantly predicted 46% of variance in school effectiveness. Further, female teachers were better on teacher performance evaluation score and school effectiveness. Teachers in urban schools showed higher scores on teacher performance evaluation scores and school effectiveness as compared to rural school teachers.