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1 Dr. Brenda Delany, Consulting Teacher Gail A. Epps, Instructional Specialist Department of Professional Growth Systems Montgomery County Public Schools

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3 Teacher Support System Novice and Veteran Teachers Novice and Veteran Teachers AdministrationResource TeacherStaff Development Teacher MentorsConsulting TeacherPeers Team LeaderReading SpecialistMath and Reading Coaches Staff Development Teacher Peers Consulting Teacher Resource Teachers and Team Leaders Administration Math and Reading Coaches Mentors 3

4 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 1 st year) P2 (probationary 2 nd year) P3 (probationary 3 rd year) WT (weighted) P1X (has prior teaching experience) T1 (tenured 1 st year of PAR) T2 (tenured 2 nd year of PAR) P1LH (1 st year late hire in MCPS) P2LH (2 nd year late hire in MCPS) REV (Review) OUT (Support outside of content area) Schools (# of schools that a consulting teacher will visit) Acronyms 4

5 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). History of PAR in MCPS: Joint Partnership between MCPS and MCEA 5

6 Superintendent & Administration and Teacher Associations were aligned 1998 Development with several stakeholders Research for Better Teaching, Inc. (RBT) 2000 – Schools 2001 – Schools 2002 – 2003 Full Implementation (200 schools) History of PAR in MCPS: Joint Partnership between MCPS and MCEA 6

7 1: 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. 6 Standards 7

8 Keys: Collaboration – Association/Management Implementation Team P.A.R. Panel Consulting Teachers Peer Assistance and Review (P.A.R.) 8

9 16 members appointed by superintendent 8 teachers recommended by MCEA 8 administrators recommended by MCAAP Co-chairs are the vice-presidents of MCEA and MCAAP Duties include: Review cases referred to PAR Recruit, select, evaluate CTs Make personnel recommendations to superintendent return to PGS, additional year of PAR assistance, dismissal (tenured) or nonrenewal (probationary) What is the PAR Panel? 9

10 29* Co-leads (2) Coaching All Novice and Underperforming Teachers * 33 (2013 – 2014) Consulting Teachers 10

11 of 5517 probationary teachers ( 85.5% ) returned to the Professional Growth Cycle after 1-2 years of support Support for Probationary Teachers 11

12 Retaining Quality Teachers (first 5 years) United States 50% MCPS 66 % 12

13 114 of 313 tenured teachers (36.4%) returned to the Professional Growth Cycle after 1-2 years of support Support for Tenured Teachers

14 The PAR Panel has recommended 245 teachers for non-renewal/dismissal from From , only 1 teacher was recorded as dismissed due to incompetence. Non-renewal/Dismissal Data 14

15 TotalWTP1P1XP2P3TIT2P1LHP2LHRevOutSchools Caseload Grid Special Education 15

16 Caseload Grid TotalWTP1P1XP2P3TIT2P1LHP2LHRevOutSchools Elementary 16

17 Dr. Brenda Delany Co-lead Consulting Teacher 45 West Gude Drive Suite 2400 Rockville, Maryland Gail Epps Program Manager, New Teacher Induction 45 West Gude Drive Suite 2400 Rockville, Maryland Contact Information 17

18 Questions and Answers 18


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