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1 Teacher and Leader Effectiveness: An Overview for Counselors Laura McGee, Executive Director of TLE Office of Educational Support

2 “ The residual effects of both very effective and ineffective teachers were measurable two years later, regardless of the effectiveness of teachers in later grades.” – William Sanders, University of Tennessee Value-Added Research & Assessment Center Rivers, W. L. (1996). Retrieved May 7, 2012, from

3 Fundamental Beliefs ▫Teachers must be treated as professionals ▫Even the most effective teacher must be given the opportunity to learn and grow ▫Positive, constructive feedback leads to the betterment of the teacher, the student, the school, and the profession ▫High expectations of teachers leads to high expectations of students ▫The teacher is the single most important factor in creating student success ▫Every student deserves to be educated by effective teachers

4 To date, 37 states use some form of a new evaluation system. Arizona Colorado Florida Indiana Maryland New York Rhode Island Tennessee Which states are implementing new evaluation systems?

5 Who’s Evaluated Under the Oklahoma TLE System TeachersLeaders “’Teacher’ means a duly certified or licensed person who is employed to serve as a counselor, librarian or school nurse or in any instructional capacity. An administrator shall be considered a teacher only with regard to service in an instructional, non- administrative capacity. O.S. § Definition: “’Leader’ means a principal, assistant principal or any other school administrator who is responsible for supervising classroom teachers.” O.S. §

6 Statutory Requirements The TLE will have a five-tier rating system.  Superior  Highly effective  Effective  Needs improvement  Ineffective 70 O.S. §

7 Statutory Requirements 50% of the evaluation ratings based on rigorous and fair qualitative components 70 O.S. §

8 Statutory Requirements Qualitative assessment must be evidence- based and include observable and measureable characteristics that are correlated to student performance. (Marzano/Tulsa TLE) 70 O.S. §

9 Statutory Requirements Teacher Characteristics:  Organizational and classroom management skills,  ability to provide effective instruction,  focus on continuous improvement and professional growth,  interpersonal skills, and  leadership skills. 70 O.S. §

10 Approved TLE Frameworks being Utilized in Oklahoma TeacherLeader Tulsa TLE Marzano McREL

11 Statutory Requirements  50% of ratings based on quantitative components  35% student academic growth using multiple years of standardized test data  15% based on other academic measurements 70 O.S. §

12 Statutory Requirements  Teachers in grades and subjects for which there is no state-mandated testing measure  An assessment using objective measures of teacher effectiveness including student performance on unit or end-of- year tests

13 Components of the TLE System

14 Recommendation: First-Year Teachers will be evaluated on qualitative data only.

15 A Professional Growth Tool

16 Other Academic Measures 15% of Evaluation

17 Other Academic Measures: 15% of Total Evaluation Additional alternative instruments ensuring a robust evaluation Capture unique facets of effective teaching Reflect student academic performance impacted by the teacher Specific to job assignments

18 Approved OAMs Working Group See hand-out Local board policies will be adopted Collection of OAMs data will occur in to be used on the teacher evaluation

19 Value Added/Student Growth Model 35% of Evaluation

20 Simple Growth Model “A method for measuring the amount of academic progress each student makes between two points in time. For example, Johnny showed a fifty point growth by improving his math score from three hundred last year in the fourth grade to three hundred fifty on this year's fifth grade exam (Hull, Jim, 2007).”

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22 Value Added Model “A method of measuring the degree in which teachers, schools, or education programs improve student performance (Hull, Jim, 2007).”

23 Understanding Value Added Value Added Analogy - VARC

24 Value Added/Student Growth Model Working Group #2 – Value Added/Student Growth Calculations for Teachers of Non-Tested Grades and Subjects/Teachers without a Teaching Assignment: Jan. 22, Feb. 5, Feb. 12 – 200 participants

25 Purpose of Working Group #2 To determine the best way to accurately measure student growth for the value added portion of the TLE for teachers of non-tested grades/subjects and teachers without a teaching assignment To develop value added/student growth calculation suggestions for teachers who uniquely impact student learning To draft suggestions for consideration by the TLE Commission

26 Guiding Questions For teachers of non-tested grades & subjects/teachers without teaching assignments: Should value added be used for the 35% quantitative component of the TLE? Do additional state assessments need to be created for non-tested subject areas? Should other growth measures be used? Should percentages be adjusted for qualitative/quantitative measures?

27 If Value Added is Used How? ▫Should school-wide value added be used? ▫Should teachers claim their individual students? ▫Should reading/math value added scores be attributed to other subject areas?

28 Possible Considerations  For those teachers in grades and subjects for which there is no state-mandated testing measure to create a quantitative assessment for the quantitative portion of the TLE:  The State Board of Education may adopt alternative percentages from those set forth in subsection (B)(4)  Emphasis shall be placed on the observed qualitative assessment as well as contribution to the overall school academic growth

29 Training Opportunities

30 Roster Verification Voluntary yet valuable!! See hand-out

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32 Search TLE or Click on Resources/Click on iTunes U

33 Sign Up to Receive TLE Newsletters! Scroll down on home page to “Follow Us” Click on the red envelope All communication from the OSDE comes through

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35 Contact Information Ginger DiFalco, TLE Coordinator ▫ Laura McGee, Executive Director of TLE ▫


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