Presentation on theme: "Peer Assistance and Review"— Presentation transcript:
1 Peer Assistance and Review Dr. Brenda Delany, Consulting TeacherGail A. Epps, Instructional SpecialistDepartment of Professional Growth SystemsMontgomery County Public Schools
2 The best teachers are attracted by a school culture in which teacher evaluation is done with them not to them Mark Simon, November 2012, Educational Leadership
3 Teacher Support System Novice and Veteran Teachers Staff Development TeacherPeersConsulting TeacherResource TeachersandTeam LeadersAdministrationMath and Reading CoachesMentorsNovice and Veteran TeachersAdministrationResource TeacherStaff Development TeacherMentorsConsulting TeacherPeersTeam LeaderReading SpecialistMath and Reading Coaches
4 Acronyms Peer, Assistance and Review Program (PAR) Consulting Teachers (CT)Teacher Professional Growth System (TPGS)Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA)Montgomery County Association of Administrators and Principals (MCAAP)P1 (probationary 1st year)P2 (probationary 2nd year)P3 (probationary 3rd year)WT (weighted)P1X (has prior teaching experience)T1 (tenured 1st year of PAR)T2 (tenured 2nd year of PAR)P1LH (1st year late hire in MCPS)P2LH (2nd year late hire in MCPS)REV (Review)OUT (Support outside of content area)Schools (# of schools that a consulting teacher will visit)
5 History of PAR in MCPS: Joint Partnership between MCPS and MCEA The PAR program is a cornerstone of the evaluation process within the Professional Growth System.Originally proposed by MCEA, PAR represents a qualitative shift in how the school system supports and evaluates teachers.MCPS is one of only a handful of school districts nationally where master teachers share responsibility for ensuring that all teachers meet the school system's high performance standards.The PAR program is run by a joint panel of representatives from MCEA and from the principals' association (MCAAP).
6 History of PAR in MCPS: Joint Partnership between MCPS and MCEA Superintendent & Administration and Teacher Associations were aligned1998 Development with several stakeholdersResearch for Better Teaching, Inc. (RBT)2000 – Schools2001 – Schools2002 – 2003 Full Implementation (200 schools)
7 6 Standards1: Teachers are committed to students and their learning. 2: Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students. 3: Teachers are responsible for establishing and managing student learning in a positive learning environment. 4: Teachers continually assess student progress, analyze the results, and adapt instruction to improve student achievement. 5: Teachers are committed to continuous improvement and professional development. 6: Teachers exhibit a high degree of professionalism.
9 What is the PAR Panel? 16 members appointed by superintendent 8 teachers recommended by MCEA8 administrators recommended by MCAAPCo-chairs are the vice-presidents of MCEA and MCAAPDuties include:Review cases referred to PARRecruit, select, evaluate CTsMake personnel recommendations to superintendent return to PGS, additional year of PAR assistance, dismissal (tenured) or nonrenewal (probationary)
10 Consulting Teachers 29* Co-leads (2) Coaching All Novice and Underperforming Teachers* 33 (2013 – 2014)
11 Support for Probationary Teachers of 5517 probationary teachers (85.5%) returned to the Professional Growth Cycle after 1-2 years of support
12 Retaining Quality Teachers (first 5 years) United StatesMCPS50%66⅔%
13 Support for Tenured Teachers 2000-2012 114 of 313 tenured teachers (36.4%) returned to the Professional Growth Cycle after 1-2 years of support
14 Non-renewal/Dismissal Data The PAR Panel has recommended 245 teachers for non-renewal/dismissal from From , only 1 teacher was recorded as dismissed due to incompetence.
15 Caseload Grid Special Education 24 23 21 1 7 Total WT P1 P1X P2 P3 TI P1LHP2LHRevOutSchools24232117
16 Caseload Grid Elementary 22 23.5 18 3 1 4 16 Total WT P1 P1X P2 P3 TI P1LHP2LHRevOutSchools2223.51831416
17 Contact InformationDr. Brenda DelanyCo-lead Consulting Teacher45 West Gude DriveSuite 2400Rockville, Maryland 20850Gail EppsProgram Manager, New Teacher Induction