FFTPS - Growth Through Learning

Report
Framework for Teaching Proficiency System
(FFTPS)
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Agenda
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Teachscape introduction
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Overview of FFTPS and what it takes to pass
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Using the system check tool to assess IT requirements
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Customer support: what to do when you need help
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Our Mission
“Help all educators
maximize effectiveness,
enabling them to inspire
inspiration in every
learner.”
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Improving Teaching Effectiveness
Founded: 1999
Based in San Francisco, CA
Observation Tools: Innovative and flexible
Learning Content: Engaging and authentic
Professional Services: Adaptive and comprehensive
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Long Term Partner for Teaching Effectiveness
1999
2001
2006
2009
2011
Teachscape founded
Carnegie Corporation
selects Teachscape and
Stanford to develop
English language learning
resources for teachers
Teachscape partners
with McREL to develop
online professional
development modules
Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation selects
Teachscape for Measures
of Effective Teaching
project
Teachscape partners
with ETS and Charlotte
Danielson to develop first
online proficiency test for
classroom observers
2000
American Federation
of Teachers and
Teachscape develop New
Teacher Support Series
2004
Teachscape launches the
industry’s first classroom
walkthrough software,
implemented statewide
in Florida and Arkansas
2007
2010
Teachscape launches its
first online master’s degree
program for K-12 educators
Teachscape launches
Reflect 360-degree
observation and
evaluation system
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Teachscape’s offerings to support teaching effectiveness
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Reflect
Improve
Knowledge
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Observation
and Evaluation
of Teaching
Framework
for Teaching
Proficiency
System
Professional
Learning
Suite
Online
Higher
Education
Programs
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Teachscape
Reflect
Professional
Development
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Coaching
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Family of Observation Tools
Teachscape Walk
Reflect Live
Reflect Video
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Quick classroom visits
Handheld devices
Formative monitoring
of teacher practices
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In-class observation
and scoring
Collect and score
artifacts, evidence,
and documents
Reporting and
observation
management tools
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Video-based
observation and scoring
Collect and score
artifacts, evidence, and
documents
Reporting and
observation
management tools
Capture and share
local best practices
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Framework for Teaching Proficiency System
“The Framework for Teaching Proficiency System is
a vital element of any fair and equitable approach to
teacher evaluation. It provides assurance that when
the Framework for Teaching is used for evaluation,
it’s done with integrity and fidelity.”
-Charlotte Danielson
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Professional Learning Suite
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We Partner with The Best
Thought Leaders
Content Development
Associations
Teacher Effectiveness Systems
Accreditation
R&D
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Improving Teaching Effectiveness Nationwide
WA
OSPI
Partnership
for District MT
Improvement
OR
Detroit
School
Improvement
ND
VT
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ID
Chicago
Title I
& Title II
SD
WY
NY
MI
CA
Denver
KS
Public
Schools
Memphis
City WV
Schools
KY
AK
TX
AL
RI
NJ
VA
DC
DE
MD
DeKalb
County
SC Learning
Portal
NC
TN
MS
HI
IN
MO
OK
NM
CT
OH
IL
CO
NH
MA
PA
UT
LAUSD CWT
for Language
AZ
Mastery
Schools
WI
ID
NE
NV
NYS Teacher
ME
Evaluation
Provider
GA
LA
Texas
Statewide
Early
Childhood
Escambia
Schools
Teaching
Effectiveness
FL
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Agenda
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Teachscape introduction
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Overview of FFTPS and what it takes to pass
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Using the system check tool to assess IT requirements
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Customer support: what to do when you need help
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A Complete Solution for High Quality Observations
Framework for Teaching Observer Training
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Increase the reliability and accuracy of observers
Deepen observer knowledge of the Components and performance levels
in the Framework for Teaching
Promote bias awareness
Framework for Teaching Scoring Practice
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Provide observers with opportunities to practice before live observations
Deliver feedback to observers including answer key and evidence rationale
Framework for Teaching Proficiency Assessment
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Train observers to deliver valid, reliable judgments based teaching evidence
Increase defensibility of the district’s evaluation system
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FFTPS: Home Page
Training
Scoring
practice
Proficiency
assessment
System check
tool
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Observer Training: Overview
• ~20 hours of training content
Self paced
o Total training time can be faster or longer
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• 11 online learning modules for observers
Orientation to observer training
o Minimizing bias
o 9 modules on Framework for Teaching
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Overview
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Framework for Teaching Components in Domain 2 and Domain 3
detailed rater training on each component and performance level
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• Over 100+ master scored videos
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Observer training: home page
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Observer training: overview page
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Observer training: master scored videos
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Observer training: exercise example
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Scoring Practice: description
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Provide opportunities for observers to practice
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Identifying and recording instructional evidence
Aligning the evidence to a specific component of the Framework for Teaching
Scoring classroom practice based on the evidence
Receiving feedback on the score versus expert-assigned rubric and rationale
Practice videos based on grade span user sets at registration
Users can be set up to view videos for five different grade spans:
K–5, 6–8, 9–12, K–8, K–12
o Practice videos available to user based on assigned grade span
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Scoring practice: evidence and scoring page
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Scoring practice: feedback page
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Proficiency assessment: overview
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Two stages. Recommend time to take each stage ~3-3.5 hrs
Stage 1: multiple choice questions and videos. Stage 2: videos
o 2 chances to pass each stage of assessment
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Must pass stage 1 before moving to stage 2
Users typically only attempt one assessment (e.g., stage 1 or stage 2) in a day so
they typically complete the assessment over multiple days
User must complete assessment in one session of maximum length of 6 hours
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Total (stage 1 + stage 2) assessment time
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They can pause videos if they need to take a short break (e.g., restroom)
If the computer is idle for 60 minutes or the user logs out, they will fail the attempt
Detailed instructions are provided prior to each assessment attempt
Users must contact Teachscape support if they face technical issues during the assessment
Best case: pass both stages on first attempt = ~6 hours
Longest: take 2 attempts to pass each stage = ~12 hours
Assessment videos based on the grade span assigned to user (e.g.,
K–5, 6–8, 9–12, K–8, K–12)
Keys to passing the proficiency assessment
1. Conduct a system
check every time you
use the FFTPS
• Contact IT department if you fail system check
• Wired internet connection better than wireless
2. Spend enough time
training
• We recommend~ 20 hours of training
• Train even if you have previous FFT knowledge
3. Practice scoring
early and often
• Recommend 2+ hours of practice (e.g., score the
entire set of practice videos 2-3 times)
4. Allocate enough time
to take the tests
• Each tests will take ~3-4 hours. Make sure your
schedule is clear and avoid interruptions
5. Study hard but be
confident!
• Hundreds have trained and passed
• If you study hard you will be prepared
 The training content supports latest version of FFT and is
aligned with the assessment
 Several users who considered themselves FFT experts and
took the assessment without training failed on their first
attempt. Once they trained they then passed.
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Agenda
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Teachscape introduction
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Overview of FFTPS and what it takes to pass
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Using the system check tool to assess IT requirements
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Customer support: what to do when you need help
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Overview of system requirements
FFTPS training, practice, and proficiency assessment rely heavily on videos. Users
systems must be optimized to view videos.
Network
access
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Local district IT administrator will need to update network settings to
allow users to access Teachscape related websites from their school
computers and school network
Internet
connectivity
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Recommend 2Mbps download speed but can support 1-2Mbps
Highly recommend using a wired connection while taking the
proficiency assessment to ensure a consistent connection
Users need to avoid peak network usage times at school when
average bandwidth may drop below minimum requirements
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Hardware
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and software
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Can use PCs or Macs that meet minimum requirements for hardware,
software, and monitor resolution
Users should not use tablet devices (e.g., iPad) with FFTPS
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Help section within the FFTPS provides detailed IT requirements
Use system check tool to determine if you meet IT requirements
Where to
find details
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System Check tool: the user’s and IT staff’s best friend
Where to access
the “System
Check” tool from
home page
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System check: determine if you meet IT requirements
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In seconds, automatically detects if
user meets system requirements for
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Hardware
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Browser
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Monitor
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JavaScript, Cookies, Pop Ups
Allows user to check if internet
connection meets requirements
(“speedtest.net”)
Allows user to watch a video and
listen to audio as a final system test
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Agenda
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Teachscape introduction
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Overview of FFTPS and what it takes to pass
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Using the system check tool to assess IT requirements
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Customer support: what to do when you need help
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3 Keys to a successful user experience
1. Users should run the “System Check” every time they use FFTPS
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Users that do not meet system requirements represent 90-95% of all customer support
inquiries. System check helps users address issues before they start using FFTPS
2. Users should contact and work with local IT to resolve any
issues identified in a “System Check” or with network access
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Fixing any local hardware, software, connectivity, or network access issues almost
always require local IT support
3. Users should contact Teachscape customer support if they run
into problems during a proficiency assessment
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If users are in the middle of an assessment and experience a system problem, they need
urgent support especially if the problem prevents them from completing the assessment
Teachscape support: [email protected], 1-888-479-7600
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Additional support resources available to users
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THANK YOU

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