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Educator Effectiveness in Wisconsin (DPI)

  1. 1. Educator Effectiveness in Wisconsin A summary of the design, development and implementation of the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness System Sheila J. Briggs @sjbriggs on Twitter Assistant State Superintendent Division for Academic Excellence Department of Public Instruction 1
  2. 2. Overview • • • • • • Purpose of Wisconsin’s Educator Effectiveness System Design & Development of the System Educator Practice & Student Outcomes Managing the Evaluation Process Pilot Feedback and Changes to the System Implementation 2
  3. 3. Purpose and Context of EE System 3
  4. 4. The Bottom Line • Research shows that teacher and leader effectiveness are the two most important school factors influencing student achievement. • A new research-based evaluation system is needed to identify and support educator effectiveness in Wisconsin. 4
  5. 5. Every Child a Graduate College & Career Ready Standards & Instruction • What and how should kids learn? Assessments and Data Systems • How do we know if they learned it? School and Educator Effectiveness • How do we ensure that students have highly effective teachers and schools? School Finance Reform • How should we pay for schools? 5
  6. 6. School and Educator Effectiveness How do we ensure kids have highly effective teachers and schools? Replace broken No Child Left Behind requirements with a new state accountability and support system; Replicate best practices from high-performing schools and provide support to improve the lowest-performing schools; Advance a fair and robust educator evaluation system. 6
  7. 7. Braided Efforts 7
  8. 8. Design & Development of the System 8
  9. 9. The EE Movement • State Superintendent’s Educator Effectiveness Design Team convened in December 2010 • • Agrees upon Educator Effectiveness (EE) Framework in November 2011 State legislation (Act 166) • • Endorses the EE system established by Design Team Requires all Wisconsin districts to implement the EE System by 2014-2015 • Federal push: (July 2012) ESEA Waiver approval • ESEA waiver includes three reform initiatives: standards and assessments, the school accountability system, and the Educator Effectiveness System 9
  10. 10. EE Design Team established the system framework and guiding principles in 2011 American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Association of Wisconsin School Administrators (AWSA) Office of the Governor Professional Standards Council (PSC) Wisconsin Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (WACTE) Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges & Universities (WAICU) Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators (WASDA) Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) EE Workgroups are developing the various components of the system, fulfilling the established design Teacher Practice Workgroup (2012) Principal Practice Workgroup (2012) SLO Workgroup (2012) Measurement Workgroup (2013) Data & Reporting Workgroup (2013) Teachscape Workgroup (2013) IHE Workgroup (2013) 10
  11. 11. Supporting the Process Wisconsin Center for Educational Research (WCER), UW-Madison • Strategic Management of Human Capital project • Value-Added Research Center American Institutes for Research (AIR) • Great Lakes West (GLW) • National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (NCCTQ) Further Informing the Work: • Wisconsin participation in the State Consortium on Educator Effectiveness (SCEE) as part of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) 11
  12. 12. Guiding Principles of the System An educator evaluation system must deliver information that: • Guides effective educational practice that is aligned with student learning and development • Documents evidence of effective educator practice • Documents evidence of student learning • Informs appropriate professional development • Informs educator preparation programs • Supports a full range of human resource decisions • Is credible, valid, reliable, comparable, and uniform across districts 12
  13. 13. In short, what is the EE System? • Wisconsin’s EE System is an evaluation and support system focusing on professional growth and development—from pre-service through service—that leads to improved student learning. • Ultimately, the system is aimed at helping students succeed in order to graduate college and career ready, in alignment with the State Superintendent’s strategic plan, Agenda 2017. • Designed by Wisconsin educators for Wisconsin educators. • Designed to evaluate both principals and teachers through a fair, valid and reliable process using multiple measures across two main areas: educator practice and student outcomes. • Developed and implemented thoughtfully, over time, using feedback from educators to refine the system. 13
  14. 14. System Balance • The EE System balances educator practice (observations, artifacts, etc.) with student outcomes (student learning objectives, value-added scores, graduation rates, etc.). 50% 50% • Multiple measures, multiple data points and multiple years will all be factored into an educator’s final rating. Educator Practice Student Outcomes 14
  15. 15. Principal and Teacher Outcome Measures Principal Process Teacher Process State Assessment Growth 22.5% 50% 22.5% Student Learning Objectives School Learning Objectives Schoolwide Reading Growth/Graduation Rates 45% 50% Schoolwide Reading Growth/Graduation Rates District Choice District Choice Teacher Practice 2.5% 2.5% Principal Practice 2.5% 2.5% 15
  16. 16. Educator Practice 16
  17. 17. Standards & Rubrics Teacher Practice (InTASC) • Standards: Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium Teaching Standards • Rubric: Framework for Teaching (Charlotte Danielson) Principal Practice (ISLLC) • Standards: Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards • Rubric: Wisconsin Framework for Principal Leadership 17
  18. 18. Why These Rubrics? Teacher Practice (InTASC) • The Framework for Teaching has a rigorous research background, including content validity and criterion validity. It is aligned with the InTASC Standards, and now with the Common Core, and widely used throughout Wisconsin and the nation. Principal Practice (ISLLC) • Wisconsin Framework for Principal Leadership, after lengthy review of other principal effectiveness rubrics, was developed by Wisconsin educators. It is aligned with ISLLC and has a strong focus on educator talent management, instructional leadership, and principal influence on working conditions. 18
  19. 19. What Do the Rubrics Cover? Danielson Framework for Teaching Wisconsin Framework for Principal Leadership Domain 1: Planning & Preparation Domain 1: Effective Educators Domain 2: The Classroom Environment Domain 3: Instruction Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities • • Human Resource Leadership Instructional Leadership Domain 2: Leadership Actions •Personal Behavior • Intentional and Collaborative School Culture • School Management 19
  20. 20. Student Outcomes 20
  21. 21. Student Outcomes •Student/School Learning Outcomes (SLOs) •Standardized Assessments •School-wide Literacy or Graduation •District Choice 21
  22. 22. Student / School Learning Objectives (SLOs) • SLOs are an annual goal-setting process . • Student Learning Objectives are teacher developed goals. School Learning Objectives are principal developed goals. • Goal alignment. 22
  23. 23. Managing the Evaluation Process 23
  24. 24. Technology to Manage the System • • • Teaching is complex and so is evaluating it. DPI is contracting with Teachscape to provide a research-based platform to manage the evaluation process. Teachscape will be available to all Wisconsin educators. Each teacher and principal will see their own personalized Teachscape dashboard. 24
  25. 25. What is Teachscape? • Teachscape is a powerful software platform that • For more info, visit www.teachscape.com trains educators certifies evaluators facilitates the observation and data collection process provides a video-rich library of professional resources 25
  26. 26. Certified Evaluators via Teachscape • • • • • • Administrators who will be evaluating educators must be certified by passing the Framework for Teaching proficiency test before evaluating any staff member. Certification test was developed as a scientifically sound test for assessing classroom observers. Assesses observers’ knowledge of the Framework for Teaching and ability to make accurate judgments of teaching practice. Two part assessment takes approximately 5-7 hours. Measures observer judgment across content areas: English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies Grades K–5, 6–8, K–8, 9–12, K–12 versions of the test 26
  27. 27. Effectiveness Coach Schools and districts have the option of identifying an Effectiveness Coach to be a local system coordinator who guides educators through the EE System. Possible activities: • • • • • Assist with observations, helping to manage the process Serve as an instructional coach, supporting teacher evaluation Serve as a leadership coach, supporting principal evaluation Provide data facilitation, supporting SLO component Liaise for EE communications and EE processes, serving as point person for school/district . 27
  28. 28. Pilot Participant Feedback: Ongoing Improvement 28
  29. 29. SLOs • Powerful, yet demanding • Principal capacity and Rating cycles • Development of Livebinders • SLO Toolkit • Coaching Conversations • Deep Dive Modules 29
  30. 30. Communication and Support • Increase local implementation support • Contract with CESAs • Develop DPI positions with focus on • communications Leveraging Social Media 30
  31. 31. Training • Training locally delivered and supported • Change in training allows cost-savings, focus more • funds on supports (CESA and PRMG) Change in training plans to model ongoing, jobembedded PD 31
  32. 32. Full Pilot Adjustments • • • • • CESA Pilot Networking Opportunities Implementation Coaches Feedback requests on website Katie Twitter Chats, Wednesdays at 7:30 pm External Evaluator: Curtis Jones, UW-Milwaukee • • • • Principal Capacity Effectiveness Coaches Scoring of Observations Modifications/Guidance to the System for certain mandated “teachers” and “principals” 32
  33. 33. Teachscape Updates • • • • • WI Principal Workflow has been uploaded into the system Technical support has been increased by 50% and will maintain a staffed Wisconsin support line since December 11 Improved artifact collection processes and capabilities Feedback process is in place for revising TS Coming soon: new functionality to manage/maintain user setup and accounts locally. 33
  34. 34. Implementing the System 34
  35. 35. Educator Effectiveness Timeline Stage 2 Piloting Stage 1 Developing November 2011August 2012 Sept 2012- June 2013 Framework released Developmental Pilots (600 educators trained) Component development Developmental work continues Workgroups and Coordinating Council begin System training Teachscape contract begins Stage 3 Implementing Sept. 2013- June 2014 Full Pilot (1200 new educators trained) Pilot Evaluations System refinement Continued system training July 2014-June 2015 All districts required to implement EE System. Statewide training continues Continuous Improvement 35
  36. 36. DPI Included Roles Flowchart http://ee.dpi.wi.gov/files/ee/pdf/Flowcharttoidentifymandatededucators.pdf 36
  37. 37. Statewide Implementation (2014-15) • All districts in Wisconsin are required to begin implementing the EE System in 2014-15. • Districts that participate in pilot activities will have more time and training under their belts by 2014-15. • Regardless of pilots, all educators are strongly encouraged to begin the process of understanding the EE System, educating their staff and community, and conducting in-depth planning for 2014-15. 37
  38. 38. System Training: Required for DPI Model Feb INTRODUCTION Apr/May EEP Process STEP 4 EEP Process STEP 3 STEP1 STEP 2 Overview INSERT VISUAL Orientation DEEP DIVE August 38
  39. 39. All Districts • Create Implementation Planning Team • Review, share with staff, and schedule for the • • statewide training plan for full statewide implementation in 2014-15 Communicate about Educator Effectiveness System When licenses are provisioned, begin rater training and certification 39
  40. 40. Support & Guidance • Guidance available now: • • Principal Process Guide (for the evaluation of principals) • Teacher Process Guide (for the evaluation of teachers) • Communications Toolkit includes the EE Readiness Tool • EE website, EE News, EE Twitter • SLO training and database of SLO examples by grade and content area Guidance in development: • Capacity Study 40
  41. 41. Support & Guidance • • • State Support • Funding Teachscape • Funding regional support and liaising with Implementation Coaches • Coordinating trainings for pilots, implementation, Teachscape, etc. Regional Support (CESAs): • Technical Assistance – mainly phone and web-based support • Implementation Coaches – mainly in-person support – will serve as the local point of contact, and will liaise with DPI. Urban District Support: • Implementation Coaches identified for five largest districts (Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, and Racine) will serve as the local point of contact, and will liaise with DPI. 41
  42. 42. New or Updated Training Tools • Livebinders • • • Balanced Assessment Frameworks and the SLO process Infobrief and PD Teachscape Splash Page Screencasts Maximizing social media--@KatharineRainey • “Consistent Statewide”, “Still in Development”, “Flexible” documents • • SLO Toolkit Coaching Conversations • Pinterest, Twitter, Google + 42
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  44. 44. Key Resources • Educator Effectiveness Website: http://ee.dpi.wi.gov/ • • • • Using Educator Effectiveness to Inform Human Resource Decisions: http://ee.dpi.wi.gov/files/ee/pdf/HumanResourceConsiderations.pdf • • District Administrator Toolkit: http://ee.dpi.wi.gov/tools/dist-admin-toolkit Teachscape Splash Page: http://marketing.teachscape.com/WICustomerSetup Local Communication Toolkit: http://ee.dpi.wi.gov/tools/local-comm-toolkit Flowchart to Identify Mandated Educators: http://ee.dpi.wi.gov/files/ee/pdf/Flowcharttoidentifymandatededucators.pdf CESA Implementation Coaches 44
  45. 45. Contact Us • For more information or for questions on the EE System, please contact us! Educator Effectiveness Team Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction email: educator.effectiveness@dpi.wi.gov web: http://ee.dpi.wi.gov/ twitter: @KatharineRainey 45

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