Teachers in their first three years of practice within the district are considered non-PTS (not yet granted Professional Teacher Status) and are on a Developing Educator Plan under the current evaluation system. Once a teacher has achieved PTS, they transition to a 2-year evaluation cycle on a Self-Directed Educator Plan as long as they continue to receive formative and summative ratings of Proficient or Exemplary.
The table below highlights some of the primary differences in educator evaluation between teachers with and without PTS.
|Self-Directed Growth Plan
|Directed Growth Plan
||1 year or less
Formative Assessment Report
|May – End of Year
Formative Evaluation Report
|Based on start and end dates of plan.
||At least 1
2 (1 prior to Jan 31 and one after Jan 31)
At least 4, no more than 2 in any marking period
||At least 2 per evaluation cycle
2 (1 prior to Jan 31 and one after Jan 31)
Improvement plans are not included here, but are 45 school days (or more) in length and include additional requirements.
As always, if you have questions about plans, observations, or any aspect of the evaluation system, please contact me at email@example.com or book a time using the Book Now link in the right sidebar.
(1) Professional Status educators with a prior rating of Proficient or Exemplary.
(2) Professional Status educators with a prior rating of Needs Improvement
* Once DDM trends have been established, educators with ratings of Proficient or Exemplary but Student Impact Ratings of low will be placed on a 0ne-year Self-Directed Growth Plan
Last year, I wrote a post on writing Professional Practice Goals. That post has been converted to a page, accessible by the tab above, to make it easier for educators to find the information throughout the year. As always, if you would like assistance with the evaluation process, please book a time with me.
I am happy to announce that Educator Evaluation Support will be available during How Do I Do That? sessions this year. In addition to tech integration and educator evaluation support each session, Instructional Coaches will be available to work with teachers on new initiatives and collaborative projects whenever schedules allow. For the first session, October 13, 2015, Math and Science Coaches will be available.
For information on upcoming How Do I Do That? sessions, check out the BPS EdTech blog.
Getting started with the Evaluation Cycle
As always, if you would like assistance during any portion of the evaluation cycle, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or book a time using the “Book Now” link in the sidebar to the right.
The first step of the evaluation cycle is Self-Assessment. This includes an assessment of strengths and priority areas for both student learning and professional practice. A new page has been added to this website with information specific to the Self-Assessment process.
A. Completing the Self-Assessment
i. The evaluation cycle begins with the Educator completing and submitting to the Evaluator a self-assessment by October 1st or within four weeks of the start of their employment at the school, except for the first year of this agreement when it shall be completed by November 1st.
ii. The self-assessment includes:
a. An analysis of evidence of student learning, growth and achievement for students under the Educator’s responsibility.
b. An assessment of practice against each of the four Performance Standards of effective practice using the district’s rubric.
c. Proposed goals to pursue:
(1st) At least one goal directly related to improving the Educator’s own professional practice.(2nd) At least one goal directly related to improving student learning. (Collective Bargaining Agreement 2014-2017)
In response to a number of queries as to where to find the professional standards rubric and other documents, I have created a new page on this blog, “Resources.” Click on the link in the menu bar to access copies of rubrics, quick reference guides about the evaluation process, and more.
Please let me know what other resources you would like to see added.
Here is the link to the Google Slides Presentation given at the BHS Faculty meeting on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.
These step-by-step instructions are intended as a guide for uploading evidence to support professional practice under the Educator Evaluation Rubric.