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NYS Teacher Evaluation

  1. 1. Christine Schaefer
  2. 2.  A federally instituted program  $4.35 billion  For states excelling in educational reformhttp://rttpolisci123.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/race-to-the-top-education-in.jpg
  3. 3.  Adopt standards and assessments that prepare students to succeed Create systems measuring student growth/inform teachers and principals how to improve Develop effective teachers and principals Turn around lowest performing schools http://www.buffalorising.com/Race-to-the-top-Buffalo-NY.jpg
  4. 4.  “Drive-by” Satisfactory Unsatisfactory Is presentably dressed Starts on time Room is safe The lesson occupies students http://dropoutnation.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/better_principal-e1303946808411.jpg
  5. 5.  100 point system  20 points from state measures  20 points from local measures  60 points from subjective means  Classroom observations http://www.acu.edu/WebSite/news/images/2011/teacher-education.jpg
  6. 6. http://www.squidoo.com/discipline-techniques-for- teachers?utm_source=google&utm_medium=imgres&utm_campaign=framebus ter Categorization of Teachers:  “Highly effective” : 100-91  “Effective” : 90-75  “Developing” : 74-65  “Ineffective” : 64 and below http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2006/04/23/24e_reading_wideweb__470x230,0.jpg
  7. 7.  Development plan  Monitored by principles and outside observers http://www.eduguide.org/education/article_images/istock_sjlocke-16-http://wpln.org/wp-content/2010/12/IMG_6031.jpg happy-teacher-in-elementary-classroom-c.jpg
  8. 8.  Up to 40% of the teacher evaluation can be based on NYS tests (February 2012) Only measure low- level skills  Recalling/restating facts: regurgitation http://gothamschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/meritstandard.gif
  9. 9.  Focus on development of low-level skills Abandonment of high-level skills:  Problem-solving  Analyzing information  Critical thought http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01610/school_1610446a.jpg
  10. 10. Less prepared for:  High school  College  LifeLack of freedom of thought http://www.educatingflorida.com/race-to-the-top-rttt.html
  11. 11.  Thomas Toch, codirector of Education Sector Calls for: >Explicit standards >Multiple measures >Teamwork/constructive feedback http://a100educationalpolicy.pbworks.com/f/1258680383/AVERAGE.jpg
  12. 12.  Teacher Advancement Program (TAP)  180 schools/5 states and D.C. Intensive instructional evaluation  Planning instruction  Learning environment  Instruction itself http://lytle.lhs.schooldesk.net/Portals/Lytle/LHS/images/1_46fd0b2ce51b1-53-1.gif
  13. 13.  National Board for Professional Teacher Standards 2-part evaluation  1.) submission of a portfolio  2.) online essays http://asuprep.asu.edu/images/careers.jpg
  14. 14.  Beginning Educator Support and Training (BEST) Mentors and training 2nd year: portfolio submitted for training  3 to 4 state-trained evaluators http://backstage.blogs.com/.a/6a00d8341c9cc153ef0115714cfaf6970c-800wi
  15. 15.  Hamilton, Justin. “President Obama, U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan Announce National Competition to Advance School Reform.” ED.gov. U.S. Department of Education, 24 July 2009. Web. 16 Mar. 2012. <http://www2.ed.gov/news/pressreleases/2009/07/07242009.html>. Santos, Fernanda, and Winnie Hu. “A Last-Minute Deal on Teacher Evaluations.” School Book. The New York Times, 16 Feb. 2012. Web. 16 Mar. 2012. <http://www.nytimes.com/schoolbook/2012/02/16/as-deadline-nears-a-compromise-on-teacher- evaluations/?hp>. “School Breakthrough.” The Buffalo News. N.p., 22 Feb. 2012. Web. 27 Feb. 2012. <http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial-page/buffalo-news-editorials/article737986.ece>. Toch, Thomas. “Fixing Teacher Evaluation.” Educational Leadership 66.2 (2008): 32-37. Print. “U.S. Department of Education Releases Proposed Requirements for Race to the Top Round Three.” ED.gov. U.S. Department of Education, 7 Sept. 2011. Web. 25 Mar. 2012. <http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-releases-proposed- requirements-race-top-round-three>. Weinberg, Phil. “The Principal’s Role in Teacher Evaluations.” School Book. The New York Times, 6 Mar. 2012. Web. 7 Mar. 2012. <http://www.nytimes.com/schoolbook/2012/03/06/the-principals-role- in-teacher-evaluations/>.

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