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NC Teacher Evaluation Process: Making it Work in DHHS. Background. New evaluation instruments adopted in 2008 Used them in DHHS for the first time in 2009-2010 2010-2011 was the second year New policy effective date is July 1, 2011

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background
Background
  • New evaluation instruments adopted in 2008
  • Used them in DHHS for the first time in 2009-2010
  • 2010-2011 was the second year
  • New policy effective date is July 1, 2011
  • One system for school administrators/principals/lead teachers
  • Different system for teachers
who are 115c employees
Who are 115C employees?
  • Licensed through the State Board of Education
  • Working in positions classified as 115C, not 126/SPA
  • Fall under different disciplinary and grievance procedures than 126 staff
  • NOTE: we do have some staff with educational licenses in 126 positions; we help them renew but they are evaluated with PMs
definitions
Definitions
  • Probationary Teacher
    • Initially licensed teacher
    • Lateral entry teacher
    • Teacher without career status in DHHS
      • From another state (takes 4 years)
      • From another NC Local Education Agency (LEA)---takes 1 year if they had career status in another NC LEA
  • Career Status: status reached after 4 years in the same LEA
  • License: credential issued by the State Board of Education (Standard Professional I or II)
more definitions
More Definitions
  • Experienced Teachers
    • Hold a Standard Professional II License
    • Have career status in DHHS
    • Are only formally evaluated one every 5 years unless
      • They are working in a new assignment
      • They have supervision issues
basic components of nc tep
Basic Components of NC TEP
  • Professional Growth Plan: formerly

known as an IGP (Individual Growth Plan)

  • Observations, including pre- and post-observation data
  • Teacher Summary Rating Form
professional growth plan
Professional Growth Plan
  • PGP
    • Construct based on self-assessment
    • Approve and begin no later than October 1
      • Can be earlier if that suits the program need
    • Review
      • Between December 1 and February 1
      • Adjustments should be made here if needed
    • Complete between April 15 and May 15
observations
Observations
  • Observation Cycle
    • Pre-Observation Conference
      • Mandatory for all probationary observations
      • Mandatory for first career teacher observation
    • Formal Observation
      • One lesson or 45 minutes
    • Post-Observation Conference
      • Mandatory for all formal observations
required number of observations probationary teachers
Required Number of Observations: Probationary Teachers
  • Probationary Teachers: ILTs, lateral entry, teachers without career status in DHHS

Four observations total (this is a minimum; the administrator can choose to do more)

3 by the administrator, 1 by a peer

      • By September 30
      • By November 30
      • By February 15 (best option for the peer observation)
      • By April 15
required observations experienced teachers
Required Observations:Experienced Teachers
  • Experienced Teachers in the FIRST year of the LICENSURE cycle

Three observations by the administrator who can choose to do more

By September 30

By February 15

By April 15

  • Experienced Teachers in YEARS 2-5 of the LICENSURE Cycle
    • NONE required
rating system used
Rating System Used
  • Not Demonstrated
    • used in DHHS for items agreed upon that will not be evaluated; specified in PGP
  • Developing
    • Gaining the skills needed to become proficient
  • Proficient
    • Meeting the baseline skills needed
  • Accomplished
    • Going beyond the baseline and extending those skills to create opportunities for most students
  • Distinguished
    • Clearly and consistently demonstrates skills which provide the highest quality of instruction to all students
use of ratings
Use of Ratings
  • Teachers are evaluated on 5 Standards
    • Each standard is composed of several elements
    • Each element has several indicators
    • Indicator ratings add cumulatively to create a rating for an element
    • Standard ratings are an average of the ratings for each element
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RATING SYSTEM STRUCTURE

STANDARD

ELEMENT

Developing

Indicators

Proficient

Indicators

Accomplished

Indicators

Distinguished

Indicators

ELEMENT

Developing

Indicators

Proficient

Indicators

Accomplished

Indicators

Distinguished

Indicators

summary rating form
Summary Rating Form
  • Completed between April 15 and May 15
    • Done by the school administrator
    • Shared with teachers; not a collaborative effort
    • Based on evidence from the year
experienced teachers
Experienced Teachers
  • Year 1 of the Licensure Renewal Cycle
    • Entire rubric
    • 3 observations required
  • Years 2-5 of the Licensure Renewal Cycle
    • Standard 4 only
    • Observations not required
evaluation results
Evaluation Results
  • For all educators with experience, a rating of Developing in any standard will result in the development and implementation of an Action Plan
  • For new teachers who are in the first two years, a rating of Developing on any Standard in the second year will move them to an Action Plan
  • For new teachers who are in the third year, a rating of Developing on any Standard prevents them from being recommended for a license which results in the termination of their probationary contract
educational judgment
Educational Judgment
  • May observe any teacher at any time as long as it is not arbitrary or capricious
  • May decide to shorten the timeline to get all observations completed so that a teacher can be evaluated
    • Should be at least 10 work days between the post-observation conference and the next observation
    • Must complete ALL steps in the process to get to an evaluation with the Summary Rating Form
action plans
Action Plans
  • Can only be implemented after the completion of the WHOLE process and a Summary Rating Form
  • Are only in place for 90 days
  • Must be written collaboratively with HR staff and the school administrator
  • Must be approved by the Superintendent and/or his designee (in DHHS, Manager of Educational Services in DSOHF) before it is presented to the educator
action plan components
Action Plan Components
  • Standard(s) rated Developing
  • Practices to improve
  • Timeline for improvement; deadlines
  • Assistance provided prior to the Summary Rating that triggered the Action Plan
  • Assistance that will be provided during the Action Plan
  • Consequences with deadlines
completion of the action plan
Completion of the Action Plan
  • Observations and feedback are gathered over the 90 days
  • A Summary Rating Form is completed by the school administrator and shared with the teacher
  • If the Standard has not improved to at least Proficient, the teacher shall be dismissed
  • Consult HR immediately
other disciplinary actions for 115c
Other Disciplinary Actions for 115C
  • Documented Counseling
    • Completed with HR and Superintendent’s Designee involvement
    • Involves issues that are usually not instructional practice but they can be
  • Written Warning
    • Completed with HR and Superintendent’s Designee involvement
    • Involves issues of behavior and/or instructional practice
what did you learn answer true or false
What did you learn?Answer True or False
  • Experienced teachers can only be observed in the first year of the licensure renewal cycle.
  • If you came from another NC LEA with career status, you have to be in DHHS for four years to get it again.
  • PGP goals must be aligned to specific indicators in the NC TEP Rubric.
  • A rating of Needs Improvement in an element moves a teacher to an action plan.
  • Beginning teachers must be proficient in all standards at the end of the first year.
dhhs educational materials web site
DHHS Educational Materials Web Site
  • http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dsohf/professionals/schoolmaterials/school.htm
questions concerns assistance

Questions, Concerns, Assistance

Kathy Rhoades, Assistant Superintendent of Schools

Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities

kathy.rhoades@dhhs.nc.gov

Office: 919-855-4713

Mobile: 919-961-1456

Fax: 919-508-0955