The MSDE Pilot evaluation system utilizes multiple measures to assess the effectiveness of educators. Teachers will be evaluated on their professional practice as well as their students' growth. Each pilot participant will be given a summative rating, which is comprised of 50% professional practice measures and 50% student growth measures.
We will use the Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching (FFT) to evaluate professional practice. PGCPS has spent the last couple of years creating capacity to use FFT effectively. Principals and other supervisors have undergone extensive in-service opportunities to learn about, practice and acquire certification in using FFT in the teacher observation process. Furthermore, teachers and supervisors have been using FFT as the classroom observation protocol in the FIRST (Financial Incentive Rewards for Supervisors and Teachers) program for over four years. To learn more about how PGCPS is using FFT, click here.
Since one of the purposes of the pilot is to learn about linking student growth measures to teacher evaluation, we will be using a variety of assessments to determine and validate student achievement. The assessments that will be included are MSA, HSA, SRI, FAS and others that were developed by PGCPS teachers and specialists. We have also contracted to use a computer-adaptive assessment to measure student growth. It is our expectation that PGCPS will provide important and useful information about using FFT and student growth measures in the teacher evaluation process.
Click here for the 2012-13 Teacher Evaluation Handbook for MSDE Pilot Schools (Draft 8/13/12)
Click here for the MSDE Pilot School Road Show Presentation
Click here for the 2012-13 Teacher Evaluation Guidelines and Forms for Professional Practice (FFT) and Evaluation