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1 Guide to Compass Evaluations and End-of-Year Conversations for Evaluators
2 Agenda Objectives and Overview Using the Compass Process to Hold High Expectations for Students and Educators, Reflect on , and Plan forCompass End-of-Year Deadlines, Decisions, and Resources
3 Objectives The webinar will support evaluators as they: Assign evaluation ratings that reflect student progress and hold high expectations for educatorsFacilitate end-of-year conversations that include reflection on prior year performance and time to plan forManage Compass end-of-year deadlines
4 Louisiana is transitioning to higher standards. In order to ensure all students are ready for Louisiana’s economy, Louisiana is moving to higher standards. By 2025, we aim for an “A school” to be one where students on average are achieving at the mastery bar. This means that educators, too, will be held to higher expectations.The Department recognizes that educators need increased, intensive support in planning for and instructing toward these higher standards.During this time of transition:Educators will receive feedback and an official evaluation. However, value-added data will not be produced in and Instead, transitional student growth data will be provided.The Classroom Support Toolbox includes a variety of resources to support educators in making curricular, planning, and instructional decisions. These can be used during the Compass end-of-year conversations as educators reflect on and plan forThrough the Compass Final Report, published in September, the Department will report on the extent to which educator evaluations reflect student progress.
5 The Compass Final Report will focus on educator expectations. The Compass Final Report, published in September, will include data on the extent to which evaluators held educators to high expectations.Teacher ProficiencyStudent OutcomesSchoolPercentage of Evaluations ProficientEvaluations ProficientPercentile RankPercentage ProficientProficiency Percentile RankGrowth in ProficiencyGrowth in Proficiency Percentile RankSchool 171.43%2755.36%193.48%93School 284.47%3282.16%972.04%79School 398.00%9258.30%28-0.50%24Agree we need to get this in early. Feeling like the framing/title isn’t right maybe because feeling like this is a little awkward. Thoughts?School 1’s educators are held to relatively high expectations: student growth is among the highest in the state, yet teacher evaluations create room for continued improvement.School 2’s educators are held to high expectations: student proficiency is among the highest in the state, educators continue to make progress, and yet evaluations create room for improvement.School 3’s educators are held to relatively low expectations: student proficiency and growth are low yet evaluation ratings are among the highest in the state.Click here to view the Compass Final Report.
6 Compass Evaluations: Reflecting on Student and Educator Progress Meaningful Compass evaluations and end-of-year conversations are an important part of the Compass process.The evaluation communicates the extent to which educators made progress with students.The end-of-year conversation is an opportunity to reflect on educators’ and students’ progress toward expectations, and plan forDuring this conversation, evaluators are responsible for leading conversation focused on these questions:Did students meet their goals for this school year?What did the educator do that led students to meet their goals? In cases where students did not meet their goals, what could the educator have done differently?What does this mean the educator should focus on when planning for next year?Evaluators can use the sample end-of-year agenda to help plan for these conversations. The agenda includes links to resources that will help evaluators plan for these conversations.
7 Agenda Objectives and Overview Using the Compass Process to Uphold High Expectations for Students and Educators, Reflect on , and Plan forCompass End-of-Year Deadlines, Decisions, and Resources
8 The End-of-Year Conversation: An Opportunity to Reflect and Plan The Compass end-of-year evaluation and conversation is an opportunity to reflect on each educator and student progress toward expectations, and plan forDuring this conversation, evaluators and educators together should assess the extent to which students and the educator met expectations by reflecting on and answering these questions:Did students meet their goals for this school year?What did the educator do that led students to meet their goals? In cases where students did not meet their goals, what could the educator have done differently?What does this mean the educator should focus on when planning for next year?These questions should form the basis for end-of-year conversations. They are outlined in the Compass End-of-Year Sample agenda, which also outlines specific resources evaluators can use in facilitating conversations.
9 The End-of-Year Conversation: Review Student Growth Did students meet their goals for this school year?ConsiderWhat do the educator’s SLTs, transitional student growth data, and student performance on state tests or district benchmarks show about students’ mastery of priority content (CCSS, if applicable)?Did certain students meet their goals and not others?Were there specific areas in which students did or did not meet goals?What do the educator’s SLTs, transitional student growth data, and student performance on state tests or district benchmarks suggest about the educator’s areas of strength and development?ResourcesSLT resultsTransitional student growth dataAssessment dataDistrict benchmark dataState test resultsSample agenda is available here.
10 The End-of-Year Conversation: Discuss Educator Practice What did the educator do that led students to meet their goals? In cases where students did not meet their goals, what could the educator have done differently?ConsiderWhat are the educator’s areas of strength and development based on observations or site visits?Did the educator use observation or site visit feedback to make improvements?What curricular and instructional decisions did the educator make this past year? What worked and what didn’t?ResourcesFeedback from observations and site visitsCompass RubricCurriculum GuidebooksUnit Assessments and Planning ResourcesInstructional videos aligned to Compass and Common CoreSample agenda is available here.
11 The End-of-Year Conversation: Plan for 2014-2015 What does this mean the educator should focus on when planning for next year?ConsiderWhat do the areas of strength and development suggest about the educator’s curricular decisions, planning, and goal-setting for next school year?What learning needs to take place this summer to ensure that the educator is able to teach rigorous content aligned to CCSS?What resources are available to support the educator’s improvement in specific development areas?If applicable, when should you reconvene to discuss transitional student growth data?If applicable, what should be included in the intensive assistance plan?ResourcesCompass evaluationSLT resultsTransitional student growth dataFeedback from observations and site visitsAssessment dataDistrict benchmark dataState test resultsCurriculum GuidebooksAssessment GuidanceUnit Assessments and Planning ResourcesInstructional videos aligned to Compass and Common CoreSample agenda is available here.
12 Agenda Objectives and Overview Using the Compass Process to Uphold High Expectations for Students and Educators, Reflect on and Plan forCompass End-of-Year Deadlines, Decisions and Resources
13 Compass End-of-Year Deadlines AprilMayJuneJulyEnd-of-Year Materials AvailableConduct End-of-Year Conversations with EducatorsComplete Roster VerificationTransitional Growth Data AvailableEvaluators and educators will complete these Compass end-of-year processes. Evaluators and educators should use this opportunity to reflect on progress toward expectations and plan forEnter All Compass Data into CIS by July 31Note: Compass Final Report published in September.
14 Compass End-of-Year Processes DatesActionsComplete Roster VerificationBegins: 4/15Ends: 5/16School Leaders: Verify teacher list and teachers’ student rostersTeachers: Verify student rostersConduct End-of-Year Conversations with EducatorsEnds: 7/31Evaluators: Plan for and facilitate end-of-year conversationsEducators: Participate in an end-of-year conversationTransitional Student Growth Data AvailableAvailable to districts: 6/30Districts share by: 7/24Evaluators: Review and reflect on results with teachersTeachers: Review and reflect on resultsSubmit Transitional Student Growth Data Invalidation RequestsBegins: 5/19Ends: 7/24Evaluators: Update evaluations based on results of requests, as neededTeachers: Submit requests in CISEnter All Compass Data into CIS by July 31Deadline: 7/31Evaluators: Enter Compass data into CISEducators: Review and reflect on Compass data
15 Compass Information System Screen (1/3) Evaluators can average observation ratings, or can enter an overall professional practice score.
16 Compass Information System (2/3) Evaluators can assign holistic student growth ratings instead of averaging the student learning targets.Evaluators can view transitional student growth data. Only percentile rank will be available. Performance levels will not be provided in There is no requirement to use these data in the evaluation.
17 Compass Information System Screen (3/3) Evaluators can review ratings before submitting the final evaluation.
18 Transitional Student Growth Data: Teacher’s Transitional Student Growth Data Report Evaluators can view performance data for all students attributed to the teacher, including those not included in calculations.Only a percentile will be given for the teacher, not a performance rating.
19 Resources Process Resources Reports Roster Verification Compass End-of-Year FAQCVR User GuideRoster Verification Completion Report (accessed in CVR)End-of-Year Conversations with EducatorsCompass End-of-Year Conversation Agenda SampleAssessment dataDistrict benchmark dataState test resultsCurriculum GuidebooksAssessment GuidanceUnit Assessments and Planning ResourcesInstructional videos aligned to Compass and Common CoreCIS User Guide- Final EvaluationsCompass Dashboard (accessed in CIS)Transitional Student Growth DataThe Department will facilitate a webinar in late June for district leaders. Details to follow.Transitional Student Growth Data Invalidation RequestsThe Department will provide a biweekly update on the status of all district requests.
20 Contact Contact Compass@la.gov with questions. Click here for a link to Compass contacts by LEA.