Achieve NJ: Teacher Evaluation

Report
Teacher Practice in 2013-2014
“In schools, teachers have the greatest influence on student
learning. All New Jersey students deserve great teachers, and all
New Jersey teachers deserve meaningful opportunities for
growth.”
 In 2012, the New Jersey Legislature
unanimously passed the TEACHNJ Act,
which mandates implementation of a
new teacher evaluation system starting
in the 2013 - 2014 school year and links
tenure decisions to evaluation ratings.
 AchieveNJ is designed to recognize
those who excel, identify those who
need additional support, and provide
meaningful feedback and professional
development to all teachers.
Why a New
Evaluation and
Support
System?
 An Evaluation Pilot Advisory
Committee, formed in 2010
and made up largely of
educators, including many
teachers, helped guide 30
New Jersey school districts in
piloting new evaluations
systems over the past two
years.
 Lessons learned from these
pilots, emerging research
around evaluation, and
ongoing outreach to
educators shaped the new
statewide initiative.
The system was
created by New
Jersey educators
for New Jersey
educators.
The State of New Jersey believes current
evaluations are often perfunctory, subjective, and
do not result in better teaching and learning — our
students and educators deserve more.
Teaching our students and leading our schools is
essential and challenging work, and our educators
should have an evaluation system that recognizes
and rewards them as professionals.
Over the past two years NJDOE has worked
collaboratively with teachers and principals from
across the state to develop the new AchieveNJ
evaluation system, which will honor their
achievements and ensure that they have the tools
they need as they continuously develop their craft
and help all of our students succeed.
Why
Change?
1. Educator effectiveness can and should
be measured to ensure our students
have the best teachers in the
classroom.
2. Evaluations should always be based on
multiple measures that include both
learning outcomes and effective
practice.
ACHIEVE NJ
Guiding
Principles
3. Timely feedback and high-quality professional development,
tied to evaluations, are essential to help educators improve.
4. Evaluation and support systems should be developed with
significant input from educators.
5. Tenure and other forms of recognition should be based on
effectiveness.
AchieveNJ
Multiple Measures for Evaluating Teachers
 AchieveNJ relies on multiple measures of performance to
evaluate teachers. These measures include components of both
student achievement and teacher practice.
 While all New Jersey teachers will receive an annual summative evaluation
rating of Highly Effective, Effective, Partially Effective, or Ineffective, the
components used to determine these ratings vary, depending on the
grades and subjects that educators teach.
2013-2014
Teachers in Tested Grades
and Subjects
To whom does this apply?
4th–8th grade English language arts and
mathematics teachers with students that
have baseline and end-of-year NJ ASK
scores available.
Because 3rd grade is the first testing year
of the NJ ASK, there is no baseline data to
create an SGP for students and teachers in
that grade.
In order for teachers to have an SGP score,
they must have 20 student SGP scores, and
students must be enrolled in a teacher’s
class for at least 60 percent of the year.
If two or three years of data are available,
the Department will choose the best
available score for the teacher — either the
teacher’s median score of their current
roster of students or the median of all
student scores over the available years.
How will these teachers be measured?
35 percent of a teacher’s overall evaluation rating
is based on Student Growth Percentile (SGP) data
from NJ ASK scores.
15 percent is based on Student Growth Objective
(SGO) data from one to two measures that teachers
set with the approval of their principals.
50 percent is based on classroom observations.
Teachers of Non-Tested Grades
and Subjects
To whom does this apply?
All teachers who are not considered
teachers of tested grades and
subjects.
How will these teachers be measured?
 85 percent of a teacher’s overall
evaluation rating is based on
classroom observations.
 15 percent is based on SGO data
from two measures that teachers set
with the approval of their principals.
 Teacher practice is measured by performance on a teacher
practice instrument, which is used to gather evidence
primarily through classroom observations.
 Franklin Township Public Schools has chosen Charlotte
Danielson’s Frameworks for Teaching, 2011.
Teacher
Practice
2013-2014
 Non-tenured teachers will have three
required observations each year.
 This includes two long observations and
one short observation in the first two
years of employment and one long and
two short observations in the third and
fourth years of employment.
 Multiple observers are required.
 Tenured teachers will have three required
observations each year.
 This includes three short observations,
and while it is not required that short
observations be announced, at least one
of the three observations must have a
pre-conference.
 Multiple observers are recommended.
NJDOE
Observation
Requirements
Summary
2013
All observers must:
 Be trained on the instrument before
observing for the purpose of
evaluation;
 Participate in two “co-observations”
(also known as double-scored
observations); and
 Participate in annual "refresher"
training.
Additionally, superintendents must
certify each year that all observers have
been trained.
Teacher
Evaluation:
Training and
Reliability
Provisions
All New Jersey teachers earn one of four
ratings: Highly Effective, Effective, Partially
Effective, or Ineffective.
The overall evaluation score combines the
multiple measures of teacher practice and
student growth.
All teachers receive individual professional
development plans based on their ratings.
Teachers rated Ineffective or Partially Effective
work with their principals to create a Corrective
Action Plan with targeted professional
development for the subsequent year.
To maintain tenure, all teachers (regardless of
hire date) have to continue to earn a rating of
Effective or Highly Effective.
Summative
Rating for
Teacher
Practice
2013-2014
Student Growth
Percentile
Tested Grades and Subjects
A More Complete
Picture of Student
Progress
How much academic progress did
a child make during a given school
year?
• SGPs are one of several measures used to
examine the work of educators under
AchieveNJ, and will account for 35 percent
of a teacher’s overall rating.
• SGP data are available only for those who
teach LAL or math in grades 4–8 because
their students typically have baseline and
end-of-year NJ ASK scores.
• Because 3rd grade is the first testing year of
the NJ ASK, there is no baseline data to
create an SGP for that grade.
• For SGP to be part of a teacher’s evaluation,
a teacher must have 20 student SGP scores,
and students must be enrolled in the
teacher’s class for at least 60 percent of the
school year.
• If two or three years of data are available, a
teacher will be evaluated on the best
available score for the teacher — either the
teacher’s median score from his or her
current roster of students or the median of
all student scores over the available years.
A More Complete
Picture of Student
Progress
How much academic progress did
a child make during a given school
year?
2013-2014
Student Growth
Objectives
All teachers will set Student Growth
Objectives (SGOs):
• SGOs are annual, specific, and
measureable academic goals based on
growth and achievement for groups of
students.
• Establishing an SGO is a collaborative
process between teacher and supervisor
with the principal having final decision.
• SGOs may be based on appropriate
national, state or LEA-developed
assessments, including rubric-measured
portfolios.
• Teachers with an SGP score will set a
minimum of 1 SGO.
• Teachers without an SGP score wills set 2
SGOs.
Teacher Evaluation:
Introduction to
Student Growth
Objectives
Student Growth Objectives in 2013-2014
BREAK-OUT SESSIONS
What
are
SGOs?
SGO
Requirements
Setting
SGOs
Measurement
Tools and
SGO
Scores
Moving from compliance-based, low-impact, perfunctory evaluations
to focus on educators as career professionals
who receive meaningful feedback and opportunities for growth.
GOAL
Kindergarten
Reading
All students will increase at
least five reading levels as
measured by the end of year
Running Record.
Measuring
Progress
Goals!
For a teacher to earn a rating of:
Measuring
Progress
4
3
2
1
90% or
more
students
must
meet the
goal.
80% or
more
students
must
meet the
goal.
70% or
more
students
must
meet the
goal.
Less than
70% of
students
meet the
goal.
SGO scores are assigned
based on the results of
these assessments, and
are translated to a fourpoint scale as depicted
in the examples above.
GOAL
8th Grade
Visual
Arts
All students will increase 1 proficiency
level on a district created portfolio
rubric that measures their ability to
draw from direct observations.
For a teacher to earn a rating of:
Measuring
Progress
4
3
2
1
90% or
more
students
must
meet the
goal.
80% or
more
students
must
meet the
goal.
70% or
more
students
must
meet the
goal.
Less than
70% of
students
meet the
goal.
AchieveNJ
All New Jersey teachers earn one of four
ratings: Highly Effective, Effective, Partially
Effective, or Ineffective.
The overall evaluation score combines the
multiple measures of teacher practice and
student growth.
All teachers receive individual professional
development plans based on their ratings.
Teachers rated Ineffective or Partially Effective
work with their principals to create a Corrective
Action Plan with targeted professional
development for the subsequent year.
To maintain tenure, all teachers (regardless of
hire date) have to continue to earn a rating of
Effective or Highly Effective.
Summative
Rating for
Teacher
Practice
Component
Raw
Score
Weight
Weighted
Score
Teacher Practice Evaluation
Instrument
3.0
x50%
1.5
Student Growth Percentile
2.0
x35%
.70
Student Growth Objective
3.5
x15%
.525
Sum of the Weighted Scores
2.725
Teacher
Evaluation:
Summative
Rating
AchieveNJ
AchieveNJ
Student Growth Objectives
Breakout Sessions
Student Growth
Objectives

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