Peer Assistance and Review 2013

Report
Dr. Brenda Delany, Consulting Teacher
Gail A. Epps, Instructional Specialist
Department of Professional Growth Systems
Montgomery County Public Schools
Teacher Support System
Novice and Veteran Teachers
NoviceResource
and Veteran
Teachers
Teachers
Staff
and
Development
Mentors
Team Leaders
Teacher
Administration
Resource Teacher
Staff Development
Teacher
Mentors
Math and
Team Leader
Reading
Coaches
Consulting Teacher
Consulting Teacher
Peers
Reading Specialist
Peers
Math and Reading
Coaches
Administration
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Acronyms
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Peer, Assistance and Review Program (PAR)
Consulting Teachers (CT)
Teacher Professional Growth System (TPGS)
Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA)
Montgomery County Association of Administrators and Principals (MCAAP)
P1 (probationary 1st year)
P2 (probationary 2nd year)
P3 (probationary 3rd year)
WT (weighted)
P1X (has prior teaching experience)
T1 (tenured 1st year of PAR)
T2 (tenured 2nd year of PAR)
P1LH (1st year late hire in MCPS)
P2LH (2nd year late hire in MCPS)
REV (Review)
OUT (Support outside of content area)
Schools (# of schools that a consulting teacher will visit)
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History of PAR in MCPS:
Joint Partnership between MCPS and MCEA
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 The PAR program is a cornerstone of the evaluation
process within the Professional Growth System.
 Originally proposed by MCEA, PAR represents a
qualitative shift in how the school system supports
and evaluates teachers.
 MCPS is one of only a handful of school districts
nationally where master teachers share responsibility
for ensuring that all teachers meet the school
system's high performance standards.
 The PAR program is run by a joint panel of
representatives from MCEA and from the principals'
association (MCAAP).
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History of PAR in MCPS:
Joint Partnership between MCPS and MCEA
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 Superintendent & Administration and Teacher
Associations were aligned
 1998 Development with several stakeholders
Research for Better Teaching, Inc. (RBT)
 2000 – 2001 34 Schools
 2001 – 2002 91 Schools
 2002 – 2003 Full Implementation (200 schools)
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6 Standards
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1: Teachers are committed to students and their learning.
2: Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach
those subjects to students.
3: Teachers are responsible for establishing and managing
student learning in a positive learning environment.
4: Teachers continually assess student progress, analyze
the results, and adapt instruction to improve student
achievement.
5: Teachers are committed to continuous improvement and
professional development.
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6: Teachers exhibit a high degree of professionalism.
Peer Assistance and
Review (P.A.R.)
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Keys:
 Collaboration – Association/Management
 Implementation Team
 P.A.R. Panel
 Consulting Teachers
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What is the PAR Panel?
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 16 members appointed by superintendent
 8 teachers recommended by MCEA
 8 administrators recommended by MCAAP
 Co-chairs are the vice-presidents of MCEA and MCAAP
 Duties include:
 Review cases referred to PAR
 Recruit, select, evaluate CTs
 Make personnel recommendations to superintendent return to
PGS, additional year of PAR assistance, dismissal (tenured) or
nonrenewal (probationary)
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Consulting Teachers
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29*
Co-leads (2)
Coaching
All Novice and Underperforming
Teachers
* 33 (2013 – 2014)
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Support for Probationary
Teachers
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2000 - 2012
4717 of 5517 probationary teachers (85.5%) returned to
the Professional Growth Cycle after 1-2 years of support
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Retaining Quality Teachers
(first 5 years)
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United States
MCPS
50%
66⅔%
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Support for Tenured
Teachers
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2000-2012
114 of 313 tenured teachers (36.4%) returned to the
Professional Growth Cycle after 1-2 years of support
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Non-renewal/Dismissal Data
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The PAR Panel has recommended 245 teachers for
non-renewal/dismissal from 2000-2012.
From 1996-2000, only 1 teacher was recorded as
dismissed due to incompetence.
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Caseload Grid
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Special Education
Total
WT
P1
P1X
24
23
21
1
P2
P3
TI
T2
P1LH
1
1
P2LH
Rev
Out
Schools
7
23
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Caseload Grid
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Elementary
Total
WT
P1
22
23.5
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P1X
P2
3
P3
TI
T2
P1LH
1
P2LH
Rev
Out
Schools
4
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Contact Information
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 Dr. Brenda Delany
Co-lead Consulting Teacher
45 West Gude Drive
Suite 2400
Rockville, Maryland 20850
[email protected]
301 217-5120
 Gail Epps
Program Manager, New Teacher Induction
45 West Gude Drive
Suite 2400
Rockville, Maryland 20850
[email protected]
301 217-5137
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Questions and Answers
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