2011 Exiting Ineffective Teachers Policy
The state should articulate consequences for teachers with unsatisfactory evaluations, including specifying that teachers with multiple unsatisfactory evaluations should be eligible for dismissal.
Rhode Island's new Educator Evaluation System requires that teachers rated "ineffective or minimally effective" be placed on improvement plans. All teachers who receive two consecutive unsatisfactory evaluations will be dismissed.
Rhode Island Educator Evaluation System Standards Rubric http://www.ride.ri.gov/EducatorQuality/EducatorEvaluation/Docs/Educator%20Evaluation%20Rubric%2007%2011%2010.pdf
Rhode Island 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.