Date of Award


Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Albert G. Thompson

Second Advisor

Thomas A. Martin


Inspection is a "dirty" word to most educators who have experienced it. It connotes a situation that is unpleasant, possesses psychological threats and typically culminates in unrewarding consequences. Teachers find their encounters with inspectors neither pleasant nor valuable. In this time of accountability, inspection conjures up feelings of being called to task, being misjudged and being unfairly rated for continuance in one's job, for tenure, for development, for salary increment, or for promotion.

The real intent of inspection is to secure valid and reliable data for assessing the quality or level of the teachers' efforts in fulfilling their professional responsibilities. The reason for collecting these data is to help educators improve their professional performances.