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Excellent Educators for New Jersey Evaluation Pilot Update State Board Meeting August 1, 2012.

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1 Excellent Educators for New Jersey Evaluation Pilot Update State Board Meeting August 1, 2012

2 2 Evolution of Evaluation Reform in New Jersey Statewide implementation of new evaluation system Cohort 2 teacher evaluation/new principal evaluation pilots in progress All NJ districts building capacity for new evaluation systems Cohort 1 teacher evaluation pilot in progress Capacity-building requirements announced for all districts to follow in NJ Educator Effectiveness Task Force work Teacher evaluation pilot opportunity announced

3 Selected Cohort 1 Teacher Evaluation Pilot Participants 3 DistrictCounty Alexandria TownshipHunterdon BergenfieldBergen ElizabethUnion Monroe TownshipMiddlesex NewarkEssex Ocean CityCape May Pemberton TownshipBurlington Red Bank BoroughMonmouth SecaucusHudson West Deptford TownshipGloucester Woodstown-Pilesgrove RegionalSalem All 19 schools receiving School Improvement Grant funds also participated in the pilot Notes

4 Summary of Lessons Learned from Cohort 1 Pilots 4 Stakeholder engagement is critical; open district advisory committee meetings facilitate transparency and trust Timely, comprehensive, and quality training of educators and evaluators must be emphasized Selection of a teaching practice instrument takes time and should include stakeholder input Administrators face capacity challenges Developing measures for non-tested grades and subjects is challenging

5 Selected Cohort 2 Teacher Evaluation Pilot Participants 5 10 Districts from Cohort 1 10 Districts receiving 1 st round grant awards All 10 districts that participated in the pilot (“Cohort 1”) have chosen to continue their evaluation pilot during the school year Among 49 applications, the top 10 districts were selected to receive grant awards totaling $1 million NJDOE seeking to engage more districts through a 2 nd competitive grant opportunity; Applications due August 30 th Cohort 2 During the school year approximately 25 – 30 districts will be piloting new evaluation systems Districts receiving 2 nd round grant awards Additional qualifying Districts After allocation of all grant funds, un-funded districts with qualifying scores may voluntarily choose to participate in the pilot

6 Selected Cohort 2 Teacher Evaluation Pilot Districts 6 DistrictCounty Bordentown RegionalBurlington Consortium of Collingswood Borough, Audubon, & Merchantville Camden Cranford TownshipUnion Haddonfield BoroughCamden Consortium of Lenape Valley Regional & StanhopeSussex Middlesex County VocationalMiddlesex Piscataway TownshipMiddlesex Rockaway TownshipMorris TeaneckBergen Woodbury CityGloucester These districts are pre-awardees pending final review procedures The 10 selected Cohort 1 districts also intend to participate in the second pilot year with supplemental state funding Notes

7 Teacher Evaluation Pilot: New Requirements Increased observations for core teachers Use of external evaluators Use of double- scoring Unannounced observations Flexibility in weighting for tested and non-tested grades and subjects Based on learning from pilots and national best practices, Cohort 2 of the pilot will include: 7

8 Principal Evaluation Pilot 8 DistrictCounty Consortium of Alexandria Township and North Hunterdon- Voorhees RHS Hunterdon Bergenfield Bergen Edison Township Middlesex Elizabeth Union Lawrence Township Mercer Monmouth County Vocational Monmouth Morris Newark Essex North Brunswick Township Middlesex Paterson Passaic Pemberton Township Burlington Rockaway Township Morris Spotswood Middlesex Stafford Township Ocean Notice of Grant Opportunity (NGO): 21 districts applied, 14 selected These districts are pre-awardees pending final review procedures Districts in red also intend to participate in the teacher evaluation pilot Notes

9 Sources of Feedback State Evaluation Pilot Advisory Committee (EPAC) provides recommendations on pilot and statewide implementation Each pilot district convenes District Evaluation Advisory Committee (DEAC) – DEACs meet monthly to discuss pilot challenges, provide feedback about the program – Districts convene one DEAC to cover both teacher and principal evaluation work External evaluator (Rutgers for ) studies pilot activity and provides reports Evaluation Pilot Feedback Outcomes Assess impact of new observation and evaluation protocols Convey best practices and lessons learned for rest of the State Inform proposed regulations for and subsequent school years 9


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