Last week I received a message from our Provincial President Paul Elliott. One of our local members is conducting a survey looking at teacher appraisal practices in Ontario. Please read the information below and consider responding to the survey.
OSSTF is supporting a research study for Jennifer McGrath, an OSSTF member who is a
doctoral candidate in Curriculum Studies & Teacher Development in the department of
Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at OISE/UT.
The purpose of the study is to examine stakeholder perceptions of, and experiences with,
current teacher appraisal practices in Ontario. Jennifer will be conducting this research by
inviting experienced teachers (i.e. have had at least one TPA after NTIP) currently employed in
contract positions in public secondary schools in Ontario to complete an online survey. It is
hoped that that this component of the study will provide insight into the actual outcomes of
teacher evaluation in Ontario. The survey will take only a few minutes to complete. It is critical
that teacher voices are heard in this conversation regarding appraisal practices.
Research Question: What are the possibilities and limitations of current teacher performance
appraisal policies and practices in Ontario?
Jennifer will provide OSSTF with her final report.
Experienced teachers are encouraged to complete this short survey by using the link below.
This survey will be OPEN from May 1st - May 30th.
The view from my desk, as Teacher Bargaining Unit President for D17 Simcoe