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1 NEW MEXICO Three-Tiered Teacher Licensure EDUCATOR QUALITY DIVISION New Mexico Public Education Department September, 2005

2 TEACHER DATA 21, 516 teachers (FTEs) 21, 516 teachers (FTEs) – 734 Pre-Level I – 3,026 Level I –11, 417 Level II – 6,339 Level III Advanced from Level I to Level II in spring, 2005: 835 Advanced from Level I to Level II in spring, 2005: 835 Retirees annually: Approximately 800 Retirees annually: Approximately 800

3 New Mexico’s 3-Tiered Teacher Licensure System EVERYTHING PROVEN BY EXPERIENCE ELSEWHERE FAILS IN NEW MEXICO. - Gov. Lew Wallace

4 Student Teacher’s content test scores knowledge Defining Teacher Quality…Finding a Balance Teacher performance and student learning NM Teacher Evaluation System

5 HIGH OBJECTIVE UNIFORM STATEWIDE STANDARD OF EVALUATION (HOUSSE) EVIDENCE BASED SYSTEM ANNUAL EVALUATION PROCESS (LOCAL) LICENSURE ADVANCEMENT PROCESS (LOCAL & STATE) Based on New Mexico’s Nine Teacher Competencies with Differentiated Indicators for Each Licensure Level

6 ANNUAL EVALUATION: 4 Processes PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN (PDP): Establish annually by 40 th day of school on district form Based on 9 state teaching competencies at indicators for licensure level Includes evaluation issues from previous year (if applicable) Assure teacher is “highly qualified” under NCLB (if applicable) REFLECTION ON PDP: End of year activity for every teacher on a statewide form Teacher reflects on his/her progress in implementing the PDP SUMMATIVE EVALUATION: Statewide form to document a teacher’s performance on the PDP. Completed annually for Level I teachers Completed every 3 years for Level II and Level III-A teachers. PROGRESSIVE DOCUMENTATION OF TEACHER PERFORMANCE: Statewide form to document a teacher’s continuous professional growth over a 3-year period. Completed annually for Level II and III-A teacher only.

7 THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DOSSIER FOR LICENSURE ADVANCEMENT Level I teachers MUST submit Professional Development Dossier in order to advance to Level II, within five year period at Level I. Advancement is possible after three years. If a Level II teacher wishes to advance to Level III the teacher must submit a Dossier after earning an MA and successfully completing a minimum of 3 years at Level II. (Advancement is optional.) Dossier includes 5 strands; 3 strands (A,B, &C) are evaluated by independent reviewers (state level); 2 strands (D&E) are completed at the district level.

8 Evidence of Competence STRAND A INSTRUCTION Independent reviewer NM Teacher Competency I Knowledge of Content & Curriculum NM Teacher Competency II Teaching Methods & Resources NM Teacher Competency V Assessment Techniques & Procedures STRAND B STUDENT LEARNING Independent reviewer NM Teacher Competency III Student Communication & Feedback NM Teacher Competency IV Knowledge of Student Growth & Development NM Teacher Competency VI Classroom Management & Environment NM Teacher Competency VII Student Diversity STRAND C PROFESSIONAL LEARNING Independent reviewer NM Teacher Competency VIII Change Agentry NM Teacher Competency IX Collaboration with Colleagues, Parents, & Community STRAND D VERIFICATION School districts Advancement from Level I to II: Verification of Mentorship Advancement from Level II to III-A: Verification of Leadership Role(s) Advancement from Level II or III-A: Verification of PDD authenticity STRAND E EVALUATIONS School districts Annual Evaluations (Principal) Superintendent’s Recommendation for Licensure Advancement or Renewal Teacher’s Professional Development Dossier (PDD) Must include evidence from all five strands

9 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DOSSIER (PDD) Strand A I. Context Describe your students & classroom context:  Provide class information.  Write brief description of range and growth in achievement levels for all students.  List NM Student Performance Standards & Benchmarks.  Provide any additional necessary information. II. Introduction Write brief Introduction of a 3-5 Consecutive hours of Instruction with one group of students:  Knowledge & skills this instruction helped students learn  How segment fit with previous and continuing instruction  Integration of skills and content  Organization of educational setting  Differentiation of instruction III. Instructional Record Provide detailed description of your ongoing instruction. Two-column description:  Left column – narrative description of events  Right column – explanation of reasoning and how activity was adapted IV. Resources Present the resources & materials you used:  Collect examples of resources from Sections II & III of Instruction Strand.  Label resources and arrange.  Provide special instructions. V. Student Work VI. Analysis of Student Show example of Achievement high achievement Explain the student work. ways the class demonstrated Show example of achievement. mid-range achievement. Criteria for determining Show example of different levels low achievement of achievement. student work. How three students differed in achievement. How achievement was communicated to parents. How you took data into account for next segment of instruction.

10 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DOSSIER (PDD) Strand B I. Student X: Examples of Work and Explanation Complete Student X's cover sheet. Complete Student X's cover sheet. Prepare examples of Student X's work. Prepare examples of Student X's work. Explain student selection & work. Explain student selection & work. II. Student Y: Examples of Work and Explanation Complete Student Y's cover sheet. Complete Student Y's cover sheet. Prepare examples of Student Y's work. Prepare examples of Student Y's work. Explain student selection & Explain student selection & work. work.

11 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DOSSIER (PDD) Strand C I. Examining and Implementing Change in Teaching Change in Teaching  Explain area you investigated & what prompted you to do it. & what prompted you to do it.  Explain resources you consulted, what you learned, consulted, what you learned, & what you tried as result. & what you tried as result.  Explain how your practice changed, your plans for future changed, your plans for future growth. growth.  Select up to 4 pieces of evidence of changes. evidence of changes.  Provide list of resources. II. Collaboration  Explain how you worked with colleagues, parents, & colleagues, parents, & community members. community members.  Illustrate your explanation.

12 INDEPENDENT REVIEWERS Professional Development Dossiers are assessed by trained reviewers Professional Development Dossiers are assessed by trained reviewers –Teachers –Administrators –University Educators in Elementary/Secondary –Retired Educators –Any qualified educator with a background in elementary and secondary education. All PDDs are submitted through an on-line system developed by Vision Link of Denver, CO All PDDs are submitted through an on-line system developed by Vision Link of Denver, CO

13 WHERE ARE WE NOW ? Three-tiered teacher licensure structure and evaluation system are designed and in place as of July 1, Three-tiered teacher licensure structure and evaluation system are designed and in place as of July 1, PDPs are in place statewide for teachers by 40 th day of school annually PDPs are in place statewide for teachers by 40 th day of school annually Electronic PDD submission system has been implemented – two submission periods have taken place Electronic PDD submission system has been implemented – two submission periods have taken place

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16 VISIT OUR WEBSITE: for the latest information on Local Annual Teacher Evaluations and the Professional Development Dossier as well as other resources for teaching in New Mexico. Also contact me at:


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