McRel Eval - High Plains Educational Cooperative

Report
Purpose of Evaluation
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Make decisions concerning continuing employment,
assignment and advancement
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Improve services for students
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Appraise the educator’s strengths and weaknesses
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Provide for growth and improvement
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Assist staff member in becoming more effective
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Lead to better educational services
Personnel Evaluation
Process
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The HPEC Personnel Evaluation Process is based on the
Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning
(McREL) teacher evaluation system.
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The process is largely online and can be found at the
following website:
https://ats1.searchsoft.net/ats/emp_login?COMPANY_ID
=OA001287 .
8 Major Steps in Process
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Training and Orientation
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Teacher Self-Assessment
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Fall Visits and Professional
Development Plans
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Formal Observations
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Teacher Evaluation
Rubrics
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Spring Visits and Review
of Professional
Development Plans
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Teacher Evaluation
Summary
Examples
Standard 2 Teachers Establish a
Respectful Environment for a
Diverse Population
Standard 1 Teachers
Demonstrate Leadership
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In the classroom
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In the school
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Lead in the teaching
profession
Advocate for schools and
students
Demonstrate high ethical
standards
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Provide a positive and
nurturing environment
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Embrace diversity
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Treat students as
individuals
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Adapt your teaching
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Work collaboratively with
families and others
Examples
Standard 3 Teachers Know
The Content They Teach
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Standard 4 Teachers Facilitate
Learning For Their Students
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Know your students and how they
learn best and differentiate accordingly
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Plan appropriate instruction for your
students
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Use a variety of instructional methods
Recognize the
interconnectedness of
content areas
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Utilize technology
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Help students develop critical thinking
skills
Make instruction relevant
to students
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Help students work in teams
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Communicate effectively
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Use a variety of methods to assess what
students have learned
Align instruction with state
standards
Know the content
appropriate to your area
Fall Visits and Professional
Development Plans
HPEC Administrators will visit with each professional staff
member each fall to review the Teacher Evaluation Rubric Self
Assessment and collaboratively complete the Professional
Development Plan using the standards and indicators from the
Teacher Evaluation Rubric.
Professional Development
Plans
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Located on the McRel Website
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Select 2-3 standards and elements to be addressed
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Identify a goal, a list of activities, expected outcomes, resources
needed and a timeline for each standard/element
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Visit mid-year with HPEC administrator about goal progress
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Save Progress allows you to return at a later date to complete
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Add artifacts by uploading items to the library on main page
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Teacher and administrator sign off on each action electronically
Formal Observations
Beginning Teachers
(years 1 and 2)
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Formal Observations will be
conducted by November 1st
and by February 15th
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HPEC administrator will
take the lead with local
building principal’s support
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Observe staff actively
performing duties (teaching,
evaluating, participating in
staffings, providing
inservices etc.)
Teachers in years 3 and 4 and
those on a 3-year rotation cycle
(years 7, 10, 13, etc)
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Formal Observations will be
conducted by February 15th
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HPEC administrator will
take the lead with local
building principal’s support
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Observe staff actively
performing duties (teaching,
evaluating, participating in
staffings, providing
inservices etc.)
Teacher Evaluation Rubric
Spring Visits and
Review of
Professional
Development Plans
HPEC Administrators will visit with
each professional staff member each
spring to review the Professional
Development Plan using the
standards and indicators from the
Teacher Evaluation Rubric. At this
time, professional staff will share
any artifacts they have included
throughout the year to demonstrate
accomplishment of items on their
Professional Development Plans.
Teacher Evaluation
Summary
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HPEC administrator will conference with the teacher
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Discuss self-assessment, the teacher’s most recent
Professional Development Plan, the components of
McRel’s Teacher Evaluation System during the year, the
classroom observation and artifacts submitted during the
evaluation
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HPEC administrator will complete the Teacher Summary
Form and share with the teacher
Roles in the Evaluation
Process
Staff Member
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Be an active participant in the
conference.
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Gather data, artifacts, and/or
evidence to support performance
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Develop and implement
strategies to improve personal
performance/attain goals
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Administrator
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Supervise the process and ensure
that all steps are conducted
according to McREL’s Teacher
Evaluation System both in terms
of quality and appropriate time
frames
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Identify the teacher’s strengths
and areas for improvement and
make recommendations for
improving performance.
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Collaboratively work with
building administrators
Meet with HPEC admin to
review all process by due dates

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