Presentation on theme: "TEACHER PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL SYSTEM IN KOSOVO"— Presentation transcript:
1 TEACHER PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL SYSTEM IN KOSOVO Presentation (1)TEACHER PERFORMANCE APPRAISALSYSTEM IN KOSOVORegional Workshop onEVIDENCE BASED POLICY MAKINGVienna, 9-10 November 2009Dr. Dukagjin PupovciKosova Education Center
3 Pre-service (until 2002) General teachers (grades 1-4) Presentation (4)Pre-service (until 2002)General teachers (grades 1-4)Normal school (ISCED 3)Higher Pedagogical School (ISCED 4B)University Education - Teacher’s Faculty or PedagogySubject teachers –primary level (5-8)HPS – subject focusSecondary teachers (grades 9-12)University Education - AcademicExplain that there are tëo ideas related to LFA
4 Subject based training Presentation (4)Subject based trainingTeaching was considered marginal as opposed to academic trainingOften reduced to less than 5% of the training programIn many cases a single course given in the last year of university trainingIn-service trainingNon-existing or marginal until 1999Explain that there are tëo ideas related to LFA
5 Pre-service (after 2002) A unified Faculty of Education Presentation (4)Pre-service (after 2002)A unified Faculty of EducationThree satellite centers10 different BA programs for pre-primary, primary and lower secondary educationSubject programs focusing on two related fieldsPractice teaching – 60 out of 240 ECTS creditsEnrolment: 1,000 students/yearExplain that there are tëo ideas related to LFA
6 Pre-service (after 2002) Upper Secondary Education Presentation (4)Pre-service (after 2002)Upper Secondary EducationRemained within academic unitsA variety of approachesTeaching still remains marginal in most casesFormal requirement: MA degreeIn practice: BAs more than welcomeNo links between academic units and the FE even within the same universityExplain that there are tëo ideas related to LFA
7 In-service training Non-existing before 1999 Presentation (4)In-service trainingNon-existing before 1999Training programs developedInitially, donor drivenFollowing the ToT modelNot enough attention paid to building local capacityMany of them homeless after phasing outTeacher resource centers
8 In-service system Achievements Standards of professional practice Presentation (4)In-service systemAchievementsStandards of professional practiceRegulation on teacher licensingOver 70% of Kosovo teachers exposed to in-serviceConstrainsLack of any support system for improvement of the teaching qualitySmall funding for in-service training
9 Types of Licences Temporary Licence Career Teacher Advanced Teacher Presentation (4)Types of LicencesTemporary LicenceCareer TeacherAdvanced TeacherMentor TeacherMaster TeacherGeneral requirements forobtaining/renewing the LicenceIn-service creditsPositive performance appraisal
10 Main Performance Appraisal Categories Presentation (4)Main Performance Appraisal CategoriesProfessional StandardsGeneral descriptions of teaching professionCompetencesKnowledge, attitudes and skillsPerformance indicatorsInformation indicated achievement of competencesPerformance levelPerformance by competencesPerformance scaleGeneral performance evaluation
11 Professional Standards Presentation (4)Professional StandardsCommitment to students and teachingProfessional knowledgeTeaching practiceRelationship with colleagues, parents and the communityContinuous professional developmentResponsible attitude towards working duties
12 Commitment to students and teaching Presentation (4)CompetencesCommitment to students and teachingDemonstrates commitment for well-being and development of all studentsIs committed to teaching in order to support learning and achievement of learning outcomesTreats all students equally and with due respect...Professional knowledgeSound knowledge of the field of study, Kosovo Curriculum and relevant education legislation...
13 Presentation (4)IndicatorsContinuously assesses students’ progress and their achievements, and communicates regularly results to the students and their parents.Uses a variety of assessment instruments to improve students’ achievements;Collects reliable data on students’ performance and keeps records on their progress;Regularly informs students and parents with the assessment of progress.
14 Performance level Performance scale Presentation (4)Performance levelTeacher consistently exceeds expectationsTeacher consistently meets expectationsTeacher not always meets expectationsTeacher does not meet expectationsPerformance scaleExemplary performanceGood performanceSatisfactory performanceUnsatisfactory performance
15 Division of responsibilities Presentation (4)Division of responsibilitiesCentral Government:Supporting the design and implementation of the teacher performance assessment through a technical entitySecuring the funds for the evaluation in the education budget.Certifying that the evaluation process has been implemented in compliance with its regulations (legal role of Inspection).Local Government:Participating in performance evaluation and reaching final decision
16 Presentation (4)Appraisal MechanismSelf-evaluation: questionnaire based on the standards framework in which teachers are expected to reflect upon their performance. (10%)Director evaluation: report filled out by school directors (sometimes in coordination with Municipal Education Director or his/her representative). It is expected that prior to filling out the report, Director(s) review the self-evaluation and hold an interview with the teacher. (25%)
17 Presentation (4)Appraisal MechanismTeacher observation: direct evidence about the conduction of teaching in the classroom. There are two options for the observation: direct observation of one lesson by trained observers (from the municipality or technical entity), or the use of videotapes of one lesson. In both cases judgment is based on scoring rubric. (25%)Portfolio: this is a structured documentation of major teaching activities performed by the evaluate during the evaluation year. Evaluation portfolios will be presented to teachers with a manual specifying the evidences and supporting arguments/reflections they will be asked to submit. (40%)
18 Presentation (4)ProcedureStep 1: Teacher applies for appraisal with the Municipal Education Directorate (MED)Step 2: MED informs the Performance Appraisal Unit on the applicationStep 3: Teacher submits the self-evaluation report to the school principalStep 4: Teacher submits the self-evaluation report to the school principalStep 5: School principal interviews the teacher and evaluates his/her performance based on information available
19 Presentation (4)ProcedureStep 6: Complete documentation is handed over to PAU Regional OfficeStep 7: PAU arranges for classroom monitoring and subsequently for evaluation of classroom performanceStep 8: PAU arranges for evaluation of teacher’s portfolioStep 9: PAU forwards the documentation to MEDStep 10: MED adds the points and determines the performance scale
20 Need to establish a new unit in MEST Presentation (4)ChallengesNeed to establish a new unit in MESTDilemmas whether the task should be carried out by Education InspectorateCommunication between central and local levelMaintain a unique database of licensed teachers
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