The state should articulate consequences for teachers with unsatisfactory evaluations, including specifying that teachers with multiple unsatisfactory evaluations should be eligible for dismissal.
Indiana requires that teachers who receive an "ineffective" or "improvement necessary" evaluation rating be placed on a "remediation plan." The teacher has 90 school days to correct the deficiencies noted in the evaluation rating.
All teachers who receive "ineffective" ratings are considered to be probationary and are subject to dismissal upon receiving a second ineffective rating the following year.
Indiana recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.
To review the process and types of personnel evaluations observed in other job sectors, including the problems inherent to some evaluation systems see, for example, Gliddon, David (October 2004). Effective Performance Management Systems, Current Criticisms and New Ideas for Employee Evaluation in Performance Improvement 43(9), 27-36.