Presentation on theme: "NETWORK FOR EDUCATOR EFFECTIVENESS"— Presentation transcript:
1 NETWORK FOR EDUCATOR EFFECTIVENESS University of MissouriWeb-Based Teacher Evaluation System
2 Why join the Network? To promote growth through: Common definitions of effective teachingCollaboration, support, and unityMeaningful and specific feedbackAligned and data-driven professional development
3 What does NEE mean for Administrators? Initial and ongoing training/certificationCommitment to being in classroomsConversations about instructionBetter-informed decisions to support learning
4 What does NEE mean for Teachers? Increased focus on instructionStronger connections between personal professional development and district/building goalsMeaningful feedback from administratorsLess subjectivity in evaluation processes and resultsLess “pen-and-paper” workEasy access to your secure data and scores
5 What should the NEE teacher expect? Multiple Classroom ObservationsHow do your students learn every day?One Unit of InstructionHow do you use and grow curriculum?One Professional Development PlanHow do you grow and improve?Student SurveysHow do students perceive your teaching?
6 What does NEE mean for Students? Greater engagement in teaching and learningTighter connections between classroom experience and district/building goalsConsistent expectations for instructional qualityTeachers informed by research, measured using research- based standards/indicators
7 NEE“NEE has provided our administrative team with a program, training, and support to have the best conversations and feedback with teachers in my 23 years in education.”Randy Luebbert, Principal Warsaw High School
8 NEE“I have never seen teachers and administrators working so hard on substantive issues that will improve the learning experience. We examined several options, the state model, building our own, and adopting NEE. It was a hard decision and I know we made the very best one we could for our district."Dr. Chris Neale, Superintendent Gasconade R-I School District
9 NEE“Lifelong learning and instructional effectiveness are priorities of the NEE evaluation system. The Knob Noster R-VIII School District’s steadfast commitment to provide high quality learning opportunities for students and staff remains a district priority. The core value to ‘be the best we can be for our students’ continues to serve as the foundation that drives our reputation of academic excellence.”Dr. Kristee Lorenz, Assistant Superintendent Knob Noster R-VIII School District
10 NEE“When I go into a classroom to observe learning, I have confidence that my evaluation is accurate based on my training and the rubrics provided by NEE. While meeting with the teachers about their evaluation, ways of improving are not only discussed between the teacher and principal, but resources are provided by NEE on how to improve in that specific indicator.”Kurtis Jensen, Middle School Principal Lathrop R-II School District
11 The Model Comprehensive (Summative) Evaluation Classroom Observation Unit of InstructionStudent SurveysStudent PerformanceProfessional Development Plan
12 Classroom Observation Moves away from once in a while feedback to every teacher, every year, 6-8 times a year, unannounced short drop-ins, and focused on specific indicators.
13 Professional Development Plan (PDP) Individualized data driven professional development focused of personal growth areas and supported by an online library of professional growth modules.
14 Unit of Instruction (UOI) Demonstrates the ability to select essential learning outcomes and develop a research based curricular unit around an approved curriculum.
15 Student SurveyThe system has the ability to generate a student survey which can be administered to students to measure perceptual data on teacher effectiveness of the priority teaching indicators.For students 4th grade and above with a minimum sample size of 20 students or more.
16 Student PerformanceLike everyone else, we’re waiting for policy makers and regulators to define exactly what this means but are ready to implement when necessary.
17 What about Student Performance? NEE does not set or use “cut off” scores, percentage weighting, etc.Student Evidence data will reflect/demonstrate growthData will reflect District-level decisionsData will come to NEE from DESEStudent Evidence measurement is a federal and state compliance requirementUncertain federal/state timeline for this data
18 What about the privacy of teacher data? Password protectedSecure and separate serversAll data belongs to the districtNo access to NEE-held data by any other school, district, or outside group, for any reasonNo NEE transfer of data to Mo-DESE or to U.S. D.o.E.
19 What about the research? Among others:Marzano and Hattie for Classroom ObservationsDanielson for Professional DevelopmentWiggins for Unit of InstructionMETS (Gates) for Student SurveyKim Marshall of Boston CollegeLaura Gough of Vanderbilt
20 Classroom Observations More frequent8-10 times per yearShorterAbout ten minutes on averageMore consistentRubric-basedResearch-basedMore immediate/focused feedbackFocused on measuring a small number of indicators
21 Units of Instruction Connecting written curriculum to actual teaching Supporting instructional design that promotes growth in student learningEncouraging teachers to change instruction in response to data/informationOne UoI per yearEvidences of current practiceWeb-based convenience; no pen-and-paperTemplate-organized; rubric-evaluated
22 Professional Development Plans Seeking teacher improvement that helps students growA sequence of activities that support personal goalsIncreasing alignment between personal growth goals and district/building goalsInformed by dataSupporting a yearlong conversation about professional growthTemplate-organized; rubric evaluated
23 Student SurveysMeasures student perceptions of effective teaching indicatorsHighest and lowest scores removedValid and reliableResearch-confirmed (95%+ reliable)Provides additional source for multiple-measure accuracy of summative evaluationAdministered online
24 There’s a reason …We’ve grown from 22, to 33, to over 180 districts in three yearsOur mission is increased student achievement through improved teacher professional developmentWe a teacher growth system, not a “got’cha” system!
25 Summative Evaluation Multiple Modes Classroom Observation Unit of InstructionStudent SurveysStudent PerformanceProfessional Development Plan
26 What Separates Us From Other Models? Web-based toolSupported by the research and staff resources of the University of MissouriImmediate feedback and support for teachersField support staff across the state solely dedicated to NEE
27 What Separates Us From Other Models? Reliable results by achieving Inter-rater Reliability through qualifying evaluators to use the tool within a very high degree of accuracy, so that results are consistent.Embedded, aligned, specific Professional Development resources unique to each teacher’s level of performance, and these can be accessed onlineRubrics that distinguish between whether human behavior (teaching) or artifacts (documents) are being measuredIncludes the option of an online Student Survey tool
28 What Separates Us from Other Models Summative Performance report places teacher performance in context of the standards, and peer performance in the same building, in the same district, and in the NEE districts (currently approximately 25,000 teachers) statewideNEE measures the same Missouri Teaching Standards and Indicators as DESE’s tool, however NEE measures 38 indicators
29 Coaching … not catching! Designed to grow teachers and evaluators through reliable feedback, professional development, and conversations about what really matters in Missouri schools … learning!