Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 2003

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Leland Chapman

Second Committee Member

Gary Shelly

Third Committee Member

Jack L. McPherson


The use of standards, active involvement, and self-reflection in evaluation were studied. With a focus on professional growth and accountability, The Frameworks for Teaching by Charlotte Danielson (1996) were created. The literature showed that the Frameworks for Teaching provided a clear explanation of teacher performance and supplied accountability to parents and legislators when used for summative evaluation. To systemically support Danielson's Frameworks, Danielson and McGreal (2000) collaborated to create Teacher Evaluation to Enhance Professional Practice. The system encouraged teachers to direct their professional growth and become involved in summative evaluation. The Frameworks for Teaching and Teacher Evaluation to Enhance Professional Practice were adapted to fit the needs of the evaluation system at Tahoma Junior High School in the Tahoma School District, Maple Valley, Washington.