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Teacher Effectiveness by Tracy Hembry Ph.D.

  1. 1. A Practical Guide to DevelopingEducator Effectiveness SystemsTracey R. Hembry Ph.D.CAAASAFebruary 23, 2012
  2. 2. Current Policy ESEA waivers Blue = Applied November 2011 Orange = Submitted Intent to Apply February 20122 A Practical Guide to Developing Educator Effectiveness Systems l 02/23/12
  3. 3. Overview 1. Define the Construct 2. Deploy Multiple Indicators 3. Develop a Clear Composite Rating 4. Clarify Differentiated Performance Levels 5. Build Strong Data Analysis and Reporting Tools 6. Improve Instructional and Leadership Practice Put it All Together3 A Practical Guide to Developing Educator Effectiveness Systems l 02/23/12
  4. 4. Define the Construct4 A Practical Guide to Developing Educator Effectiveness Systems l 02/23/12 1
  5. 5. Define the Construct What is an effective educator? • No widely accepted definition • Emphasis on performance rather than “inputs” – Teachers: instructional expertise, assessment of student learning – School leaders: school planning, alignment of resources • Potential resources – Standards – Job-task analysis – Literature – Stakeholder meetings5 A Practical Guide to Developing Educator Effectiveness Systems l 02/23/12
  6. 6. Deploy Multiple Indicators6 A Practical Guide to Developing Educator Effectiveness Systems l 02/23/12 2
  7. 7. Deploy Multiple Indicators What evidence characterizes good teaching and school leadership? • No single measure captures educator practice • Multiple measures – Student data – Non-tested grades and subjects – Observations – Surveys of Students, Parents and Staff – Peer-to-Peer Reviews – Portfolios – Local Indicators – Staff Planning and Development7 A Practical Guide to Developing Educator Effectiveness Systems l 02/23/12
  8. 8. Develop a Clear Composite Rating8 A Practical Guide to Developing Educator Effectiveness Systems l 02/23/12 3
  9. 9. Develop a Clear Composite Rating What weights should each indicator have? Who should be involved in the decision? • Indicator characteristics – reliability & validity • Modified standard-setting procedure – Stakeholder panelists – Explanation of indicators – Iterative process with multiple rounds of recommendations – Discussion and collaboration9 A Practical Guide to Developing Educator Effectiveness Systems l 02/23/12
  10. 10. Clarify Differentiated Performance Levels10 A Practical Guide to Developing Educator Effectiveness Systems l 02/23/12 4
  11. 11. Clarify Differentiated Performance Levels What distinguishes varying levels of educator quality? • Rubric defines performance levels – Progression – At least four levels recommended • Standard setting – cut scores • Benchmarks – reference points11 A Practical Guide to Developing Educator Effectiveness Systems l 02/23/12
  12. 12. Build Strong Data Analysis and Reporting Tools12 A Practical Guide to Developing Educator Effectiveness Systems l 02/23/12 5
  13. 13. Build Strong Data Analysis and Reporting Tools What does the information reveal about student, educator, and school performance? • Identification of trends, strengths and weaknesses • Dissemination – Reporting platform – Focused reports • Professional development13 A Practical Guide to Developing Educator Effectiveness Systems l 02/23/12
  14. 14. Improve Instructional Practice14 A Practical Guide to Developing Educator Effectiveness Systems l 02/23/12 6
  15. 15. Improve Instructional Practice How can the information target professional development to boost educator practice, student learning outcomes, and school efficacy? • Understanding of educator effectiveness system and output • Alignment of professional development to rubric • Identification of mentors and leaders • Evaluation of programs15 A Practical Guide to Developing Educator Effectiveness Systems l 02/23/12
  16. 16. Put it All Together16 A Practical Guide to Developing Educator Effectiveness Systems l 02/23/12
  17. 17. Put it All Together How do those responsible for creating educator effectiveness systems build capacity for continuous improvement? • Engagement of stakeholders • Continuous data collection for continuous improvement • Communication – early and often17 A Practical Guide to Developing Educator Effectiveness Systems l 02/23/12
  18. 18. Developing Fair, Valid and Reliable Systems18 A Practical Guide to Developing Educator Effectiveness Systems l 02/23/12
  19. 19. Thank You Tracey R. Hembry, Ph.D. tracey.hembry@pearson.com Evaluating Teachers and Principals: Developing Fair, Valid, and Reliable Systems http://educatoreffectiveness.pearsonassessments.com19 A Practical Guide to Developing Educator Effectiveness Systems l 02/23/12

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