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1 C OLLABORATIVE A SSESSMENT S YSTEM FOR T EACHERS CAST

2 CHANGE IN ASSESSMENT WHY?  Senate bill 736 “Student Success Act”  Race to the Top WHAT?  New assessment instrument and new procedures WHEN?  Beginning school year

3 ELEMENTS OF THE SYSTEM Ratings, Metrics, Observations Multiple ratings Multiple ratings  Highly Effective, Effective, Developing/Needs Improvement, and Unsatisfactory  Descriptive language for each rating Multi-metric Multi-metric  50% principal input (school year )  50% student growth (3 year period of data beginning as the first year)  In a new metric will be added Multiple observations  New teachers, experienced teachers and struggling teachers

4 ELEMENTS OF THE SYSTEM The Rubric 4 Domains and Components 4 Domains and Components Domain I: Planning and Preparation Domain I: Planning and Preparation Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy Setting Instructional Outcomes Setting Instructional Outcomes Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources and Technology Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources and Technology Designing Student Assessments Designing Student Assessments Domain II: The Classroom Environment Domain II: The Classroom Environment Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport Establishing a Culture for Learning Establishing a Culture for Learning Managing Student Behavior Managing Student Behavior Domain III: Instruction Domain III: Instruction Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques Engaging Students in Learning Engaging Students in Learning Using Assessment in Instruction Using Assessment in Instruction Domain IV: Professional Responsibilities Domain IV: Professional Responsibilities Reflecting on Teaching Reflecting on Teaching Maintaining Accurate Records Maintaining Accurate Records Communicating with Families Communicating with Families Showing Professionalism Showing Professionalism

5 TEACHER CATEGORIES AND OBSERVATION SCHEDULE Category & Authorized Evaluator Criteria for Category Formal Observations (Announced) 30 minutes plus Informal Observations (Announced or Unannounced) minutes minimum Summative Evaluation Category I Principal / Asst. Principal 1-3 year teacher & new to district 2 1 first semester & 1 second semester 2 yearly 1 st Semester & 2 nd Semester Category II Principal / Asst. Principal 4 or more years teaching experience 11-2 yearly Annually Category III Principal / Asst. Principal Developing rating on a domain or on previous evaluation system received an NI or U on competency but not overall unsatisfactory 2 1 first semester & 1 second semester 2 yearly (plus 1 per domain that receives NI or U) Annually Category IV Principal Struggling teacher (overall unsatisfactory) 3 2 first semester 1 second semester 1 yearly for each domain that receives NI or U Annually

6 ELEMENTS OF THE SYSTEM Weights and Points Each domain is weighted to equal a total of 100 percent. Domain 1: Planning and Preparation 20% Domain 2: The Classroom Environment20% Domain 3: Instruction 40% Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities 20% Each component within a domain has four ratings with an assigned point value – Highly Effective:5 points – Effective:3 points – Developing/Needs Improvement1 point – Unsatisfactory0 Each component is weighted and carries a value.

7 Weights and Scoring Examples ComponentValues RatingWtd Rating 1a c d f wgt. 2a b d wgt. 3b c d wgt. 4a b c f wgt. Total Score 65 FORMULA: VALUE X RATING DIVIDED BY 5 = SCORE

8 ELEMENTS OF THE SYSTEM SCORING PART I:POINT RANGE SUMMATIVE EVALUATION: PART II STUDENT GROWTH: FINAL EVALUATION POINTS: TEACHER WILL KNOW SUMMATIVE EVALUATION SCORE IN APRIL. TEACHER WILL KNOW STUDENT GROWTH SCORE AND TOTAL EVALUATION SCORE IN THE LATE SUMMER/FALL. STUDENT SCORES MAY SERVE TO INCREASE OR LOWER THE TOTAL EVALUATION SCORE

9 Pre and Post Conferences Formal observations include a pre and post conference Informal observations include a post-conference Conferences are conversations about instruction and practice. Teachers must be ready to answer specific questions about the lesson and instruction (see pre and post observation conference forms) Teachers may need to supply artifacts if necessary. Principals and Assistant Principals must use the approved pre and post observation conference forms for each formal observation The administrator will conduct a post conference with written feedback to the teacher for each formal and informal observation

10 CAST Course and Information For an in-depth look at the rubric, an online course is available to you. The course includes a review of each domain and component. Frequently asked questions regarding CAST can be found on the district website. If you have questions regarding CAST, please


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