‘An organizational function designed to make comprehensive judgments concerning teacher performance and competency for the purpose of personnel decisions such as tenure and continuing employment. Improvement in the teachers’ performance may result from the process and may be a desired outcome, but the process as a whole is aimed primarily at making a summative judgment about the quality of the teacher’s performance in carrying out instructional duties and other responsibilities’ (Nolan and Hoover, 2004: 26).
Nolan, J.; Hoover, L.A. 2004. Teacher Supervision and Evaluation. Theory into Practice. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.