The state should articulate consequences for teachers with unsatisfactory evaluations, including specifying that teachers with multiple unsatisfactory evaluations should be eligible for dismissal.
Oklahoma requires that teachers who receive unsatisfactory evaluations be placed on improvement plans not to exceed two months. If at the end of that period the teacher still performs unsatisfactorily, he or she is formally eligible for dismissal.
Oklahoma 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.