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This paper presents a review of recent literature in the field of
teacher evaluation or appraisal. It considers the problems commonly associated
with more traditional methods of teacher evaluation and synthesises these with
the author’s own professional experience as an international school Principal, to
offer a six-point summary of the main criticisms. Based on the inverse of these
criticisms, the paper then proposes six general principles for an improved,
evidence-based approach to teacher evaluation.