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1 1 School Improvement Panel (ScIP): Data, Decisions, Direction New Jersey Department of Education: Office of Evaluation Autumn 2014

2 2 Agenda Opening Activity ScIP Roles and Responsibilities Key ScIP Activities: 1.Mentorship 2.Evaluation Implementation 3.Professional Development Closing Activity Additional Resources

3 3 Opening Activity: District Profile* Summative Evaluation Results Number Highly Effective9 Effective234 Partially Effective15 Ineffective2 District Component DataMean Summative Rating Mean2.89 Observation Mean2.81 Student Growth Objective Mean 3.45 Student Growth Percentile Mean Buildings – 1 K-6 – Educators 3 Administrators *Note: Fictitious district and educator data for activity purposes only.

4 4 District Profile Activity Utilize the question stems and word cards to discuss the following: What are your initial impressions of the district profile? What areas would be helpful to further explore? Are there any areas that seem as if more support, training, or refinement would be useful? Are there other categories of data that might assist you in moving further? There are blank strips and cards if you have ideas beyond those provided.

5 5 ScIP Composition The ScIP must include: The school principal An assistant/vice principal or a designee if the school does not have one A teacher * More staff members may be added to the ScIP, provided that teachers represent at least one-third of the total membership. The principal has final responsibility for ScIP membership but must consult with the local association representative in determining a suitable teacher to participate.

6 6 The Role of the ScIP The members of the ScIP have the following specific responsibilities under the TEACHNJ Act: Ensuring that evaluation procedures are implemented; Ensuring that procedures for Corrective Action Plans are implemented; Identifying PD opportunities for staff members; and Overseeing the mentorship of new teachers at the building level.

7 7 Responsibility of the ScIP 1. Mentoring 2. Evaluation Implementation 3. Professional Development and Learning

8 8 Some Do’s and Don’t’s Review aggregate mentorship, evaluation and professional learning data to make informed program improvements Promote organized, transparent communication Allow teachers to conduct observations without approval from local representation Examine evaluation data at the individual teacher level ScIPs Should... ScIPs Shouldn’t...

9 9 Data and Confidentiality The protection of teacher and student confidentiality rights should be a key consideration. – Evaluation data of a particular employee must remain confidential. – Districts must store evaluation data in each teacher's personnel file or in another secure manner that is easily accessible to the teacher (either electronically or on paper).

10 10 Cycle of ScIP Activities Planning Communication Implementation Monitor/Follow- up Data Mentorship Evaluation Implementation Professional Development and Learning

11 11 1. Mentorship: Key Tasks 11 Identify critical needs of new educators Establish support structures for new educators Support mentors with capacity, resources, and guidance

12 12 Mentorship Activity Select the appropriate data set: – District or Building Analyze the data using the pre-set question starters and topics. – You may use the blanks to create your own questions and topics. Develop a hypothesis of the data regarding the Mentorship responsibilities. Create an action plan to address your hypothesis. – Use the sticky notes to generate ideas. – Refine your ideas on the action plan form.

13 13 2. Evaluation Implementation: Key Tasks Organize and plan trainings, observations, and other activities pertinent to evaluation Analyze aggregate evaluation data to make recommendations for further support Attend informational sessions and trainings to keep current

14 14 Evaluation Implementation Activity Select the appropriate data set: – District or Building Analyze the data using the pre-set question starters and topics. – You may use the blanks to create your own questions and topics. Develop a hypothesis of the data regarding the Evaluation Implementation responsibilities. Create an action plan to address your hypothesis. – Use the sticky notes to generate ideas. – Refine your ideas on the action plan form.

15 15 3. Professional Development and Learning: Key Tasks Analyze aggregate evaluation data according to observation instrument Identify professional learning needs and plan to implement support Review “Standards for Professional Learning” to ensure activities align and to assess success

16 16 Professional Learning and Development Activity Select the appropriate data set: – District or Building Analyze the data using the pre-set question starters and topics. – You may use the blanks to create your own questions and topics. Develop a hypothesis of the data regarding the Professional Learning responsibilities. Create an action plan to address your hypothesis. – Use the sticky notes to generate ideas. – Refine your ideas on the action plan form.

17 17 Moving Forward: Turn, Talk, Report Out What are three things that you will do upon return to your district or building to increase the usefulness of the ScIP? 17

18 18 Further Resources: AchieveNJ ScIP Corner ScIP Guidance 1.0 Starting Stronger in Syllabus for Success School PDP Template and Sample Website resources most relevant to ScIPs include:

19 19 AchieveNJ Resources Website resources most relevant to teachers include: Main website: Teacher Evaluation Page: SGO Page: SGP Page Resource Library: Please visit our website periodically. New resources are added monthly.

20 20 Thank You! Questions or Feedback? Office of Evaluation (609)


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