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1Teacher and Principal Evaluation Training and Assessments Illinois State Board of Education CEC Partnership GroupApril 11, 2012
2AgendaWelcomeIntroduction of the Growth Through Learning Performance Evaluation SystemIdentification and Designation of District Evaluators by District Superintendents Overview and Format of the Performance Evaluation Training ModulesTeacher Evaluator Module 2 – Overview of the Teachscape Proficiency SystemIT Requirements and Technology SupportNext Steps
3Presentation Team•Vicki Phillips, Interim Division Administrator, Educator and School Development Division, ISBE•Mary Jane Morris, Executive Director, Consortium for Educational ChangeIvan Montoya, Vice President Director of Services, Teachscape
4Teacher and Principal Evaluator Training Meet Requirements of PERA of 2010This includes:Prequalification training and assessmentsTrain-the-trainer programTechnical AssistanceRetraining programWebsite with online library and other resources
5Program Website www.growththroughlearningillinois.org Online resources and research on PERA, evaluation models, teacher and principal evaluation (available now)Technical AssistanceOnline, self-paced trainingOnline assessments to qualify evaluatorsRemediation trainingOnline library of resources and best practices for post-training implementationEvaluator Prequalification Training and AssessmentRigorous training and prequalification program for district-developed , higher education and the state developed programOnline library and monthly Trainer Collaborative NetworkTrain-the-Trainer ProgramSpeaker Note: Retraining will come laterTechnical Assistance- provides Online resources and research on Performance Evaluation Reform Act , various evaluation models, teacher and principal evaluation (available now
6Assistance for Districts to Implement PERA and SB7 Growth Through Learning Technical AssistancePEAC Websitewww.Evaluation FAQsSelecting Teacher and Principal Evaluation ModelsChoosing State Training or District Developed TrainingOther national, state and district evaluation models, articles tools and researchTrainer Database for District-developed Training (June 1)Additional service optionsPERA and SB7 legislation, rules and nonregulatory guidancePrincipal Evaluation Basics, Default Model and sample tools and resourcesTeacher Evaluation Basics and teacher evaluation resourcesContinuous updates from ISBE and the work of PEAC committeeNews ReleasesPERA FAQsGlossary
7Identification and Designation of District Evaluators
8Identifying District Evaluators For Registration Superintendents can log into the ECS System to designate evaluators starting on April 17thSelect evaluators who will need to be qualified for the school yearIndicate Training Participation : : Teacher Evaluator, OR 2: Principal/Assistant Principal Evaluator OR 3: BothDistrict IdentificationOf EvaluatorsDesignated EvaluatorRegistrationDesignated teacher and principal/assistant evaluators can then log into ECS and begin registering for trainingRegistration begins May 1, 2012Begin trainingTraining will be available starting May 7th for all designated evaluators
9Identification and Designation of District Evaluators Teacher Evaluators Superintendents recently submitted the number of evaluators their district currently employs for teacher evaluation which determined the allotted number of “cost-free” trainings to be paid through Illinois’ Race to the Top III funds per district. This source of funds is limited, therefore, any additional trainings desired by the district beyond their current usage must be paid by district funds. The cost is $650 per person per system for Teacher or Principal Evaluator Training, registration and payment should be made at the
10Identification and Designation of District Evaluators Principal Evaluators Each Illinois district will be allotted a number of “cost-free” trainings for principal evaluators equal to the number they currently have engaging in principal evaluations during the school year. Districts superintendents are asked to submit to the number of principal & assistant principal evaluators who will need trained as soon as possible with the district request not to exceed the necessary number per district. your request no later than April 13. The trainings to be paid through Illinois’ funds received from Race to the Top III funds. The cost is $650 per person per system for Teacher or Principal Evaluator Training, registration and payment should be made at
11Identification and Designation of District Evaluators for Training What information should a Superintendent have in hand before logging into ECSTheir own IEIN # to log into their own ECS accountThe IEIN# for those evaluators they have selected for trainingCorrect spelling of the person’s first and last nameType of trainingTeacher Evaluator TrainingPrincipal Evaluator Training orBothhttps://sec1.isbe.net/ecs/Login.asp
12HOW A DISTRICT SUPERINTDENT WILL SELECT AN EDUCATOR FOR EVALUATOR TRAINING
13THE DISTRICT SUPERINTEDENT SHOULD LOG INTO TO HIS/HER OWN ECS ACCOUNT
14CLICK ON “You can select trainees for Principal and Teacher Evaluation Training” at the top under Attention – New OR “Eval Trainee Selection” on the leftNOTE: ONLY the District Superintendent has this option in his/her ECS account
15How many “cost-free” training slots allocated How many have been assigned and to whom they have been assignedClick on “Click here to select an educator for training”
16Enter the Educator’s IEIN number, First and Last Name
20The educator who was selected should then go into their OWN ECS Account to clink on the link to register their personal information
21The expectation of honesty and integrity is evident through Illinois Statue and Administrative Rules which apply to certificated or soon to be certificated educational professionals in Illinois.See 23 ILLINOIS ADMINISTRATIVE CODE on next slide.
22In some instances, scores are voided for reasons that render individuals ineligible for certification in Illinois. When an individual is found to have violated a condition of testing with the intent of falsifying his or her identity or unfairly affecting his or her performance in the current or a future test administration, the violation shall be taken as evidence that the individual is not of good character as required by Section 21-1 of the School Code [105 ILCS 5/21-1].1) In addition to voiding of the person’s score on the test at which the violation occurred, any other score achieved by the person during the same test administration shall be voided, and the individual shall be ineligible for any future certification testing in Illinois.2) A person who is subject to this subsection (g) shall be ineligible to receive any certificate in Illinois.3) If a person who is the subject to this subsection (g) already holds any Illinois certificate, the State Superintendent of Education shall initiate the suspension or revocation of that certificate as provided in Section of the School Code [105 ILCS 5/21-23].
23Program Timeline Program Implementation Dates To Meet September, 1, 2012 Deadline
24Prequalification Deadline to Be an Approved Evaluator Sample Title Goes HereProgram Key DatesTrainer-the-Trainer and Evaluator Training StartsProgramWebsite LaunchTrain-the Trainer RegistrationBeginsEvaluator RegistrationBeginsIntensiveSupport/RemediationBeginsPrequalification Deadline to Be an Approved EvaluatorMay 7April 2April 16May 1May 7June 1Sept 1Need to be prequalified before evaluating.AprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberEvaluator Prequalification Training and Assessment: May 7 – Sept 1, 2012Intensive Support/Remediation : Begins after June 1, 2012Qualified Trainer Database Available: June 1, 2012 and ongoing updates
25Train-the-Trainer Program How to Become Qualified as a Trainer
26Train-The-Trainer Program Requirements Who Should Participate?Trainers employed by districts or entities who plan to deliver district-developed trainingCEC Partnership Group trainers who will do intensive support/remediationHigher education programs e.g. principal preparationWhat Qualifications Do Trainers Need?Understanding of and commitment to P-12 public educationCurrent experience in providing effective professional and leadership development to districts, principals and superintendents.Evidence of knowledge of school improvement processes and strategiesExperience with performing or designing teacher or principal performance evaluationDeep understanding of high quality instructional practicesIllinois Type 75, teacher leadership endorsement, or Superintendents endorsement, with 4 or more years of experience in school leadership with a proven track record of student growth is highly preferred.Not LimitingNumber of Qualified TrainersIn Train-the-Trainer systemCost$1000/person/training
27Using the E-Learning Platforms About the Adobe Connect and Teachscape Learning Platforms
28Growth Through Learning Learning Platform Summary Principal Evaluator Trainingand AssessmentsTeacher Evaluator Trainingand AssessmentsModule 1Growth Through Learning Adobe ConnectAll Modules 1-5Growth Through Learning Adobe ConnectModule 2TeachscapePlease note:All RemediationOnline andFace to Face Training Registration for both teacher and principal evaluators will occur at the Growth Through Learning Adobe ConnectModules 3Growth Through Learning Adobe ConnectModules 4Growth Through Learning Adobe ConnectModule 5 Student GrowthGrowth Through Learning Adobe ConnectOptional
29Teacher and Principal Evaluation Training and Assessments About the Growth Through Learning Training and Assessments
30The Growth Through Learning Training Program Targets the knowledge and skills needed to implement the requirements of PERA for evaluating teacher or principal professional practice and student growth, where applicableSelf-paced training modules progressively build learning and allow participants to tailor learning to own paceFrequent assessment leads to prequalification and identification of additional support neededWorld-class online learning platforms* accessible 24/7 at participants’ convenience from home or office
31Growth Through Learning Framework Begin CycleA model which guides evaluators in how to organize and conduct an effective, continuous performance evaluation cycleIdentifies key components necessary to maximize evaluator and staff success-either for teachers or principalsAligns to Illinois requirements and state default models for evaluationContinuousLoop to next cycle
32Assessment for Prequalification Online, secure assessmentMust pass each assessment required to become qualified as an evaluatorTwo opportunities to pass each assessment after completing the Growth through Learning Training module (s)Those who do district-developed training can take the assessment once; if unsuccessful will need to take the state training module(s) for that assessmentIntensive support/remediation available for those who cannot successfully pass assessment
33Principal and Assistant Principal* Evaluation Training and Assessment UnderstandPlanCollaborateReflectMeasureEvaluateModuleModule 1OnlineSelf-pacedModule 2Module 3Module 4Module 5Time(Approximate)2 hours4-6 hoursAssessmentOnline AsssessmentOnline AssessmentRemediation(2 tiers)Instructor-led and Face to Face and Online AssessmentFace to Face and Online Assessment*Where applicableTotal Training and Assessment Time: Approximately 15 hours
34Key Learning Objectives At the end of training, participants will be able to….Identify and apply the requirements of PERA for implementing principal/assistant principal evaluation plans as of September 1, 2012Apply the state default model, Illinois Standards for Principal Evaluation and minimum requirements for both professional practice and student growthRecognize different types of assessments that can be used for measuring student growth for both principals and assistant principals and analyze multiple measures of student growthUse the Illinois Standards for Principal Evaluation to determine principal/assistant principal competency by collecting, analyzing and evaluating evidence of professional practice
35Key Learning Objectives Participants will also be able to….Collect professional practice and student outcomes data necessary to inform the principal and school-level professional development planning processCreate supportive, targeted professional development plans with and for certificated staffEvaluate measures and evidence of professional practice and student growth to come to a summative rating that is objective and reliableCommunicate the findings and outcomes of evaluations with principals/assistant principals in constructive and supportive ways
36Teacher Evaluator Training and Assessment UnderstandValidateCollaborateReflectMeasureEvaluateStudent Growth(if required)ModuleModule 1OnlineSelf-pacedModule 2TeachscapeModule 3Module 4Module 5Time(Approximate)1-2 hours15-18 hours2 hours2 hoursAssessmentOnline Asssessment2 Online AssessmentsStage 1 and stage 2Online AssessmentRemediationOnline, Instructor-led and Online AssessmentFace to Face and Online AssessmentFace-to- Face Training and Online Assessment
37Key Learning Objectives At the end of training, participants will be able to….Understand and apply state requirements, timeline, and standards for evaluation professional practice and student growth, where applicableIdentify, analyze and evaluate evidence to determine a professional practice performance evaluation rating (i.e., “excellent”, “proficient”, “needs improvement”, and “unsatisfactory”) that is objective and reliableObserve instruction competently in multiple subject areasCreate, in collaboration with teachers, supportive, targeted professional development plans that consider past results, contribute to professional growth, and assist teachers in aligning professional development and goal-setting to school improvement goals;
38Key Learning Objectives Participants will be also be able to…Communicate evaluation outcomes and findings in constructive and supportive ways that enable teachers to set goals and improve professional practice;Use data from the evaluation rubric, other evidence collected, and best practices relative to evaluating professional practice to link teacher and school-level professional development plans to evaluation resultsIdentify different types of assessments that can be used for measuring student growth for teachers (where applicable)Analyze multiple measures of student growth to determine a summative rating for a teacher (where applicable)
39Teachscape – Module 2Framework for Teaching Proficiency System (FFTPS)
40Module 2 – Teacher Evaluator Training and Assessment Framework for Teaching Proficiency System (FFTPS)At Teachscape we believe great teachers create inspired learners. Great teachers are made not born and Teachscape partners with educators to help every teacher be great.
41Main Points Overview of FFTPS (aka Module #2 - Teacher Evaluator ) IT requirements for the systemTechnology support3 keys to a successful user experienceRole of local district IT staff and Teachscape customer supportTimeline when users will be on the systemNext steps for local district IT staff
42A Complete Solution for High Quality Observers Framework for Teaching Observer TrainingIncrease the reliability and accuracy of observersDeepen observer knowledge of the Components and performance levels in the Framework for TeachingPromote bias awarenessFramework for Teaching Scoring PracticeProvide observers with opportunities to practice before live observationsDeliver feedback to observers including answer key and evidence rationaleFramework for Teaching Proficiency AssessmentTrain observers to deliver valid, reliable judgments based teaching evidenceIncrease defensibility of the district’s evaluation system
43FFTPS: Home PageTrainingScoring practiceProficiency assessment
44Observer Training: Overview ~20 hours of training contentSelf pacedTotal training time can be faster or longer11 online learning modules for observersOrientation to observer trainingMinimizing bias9 modules on Framework for TeachingOverviewFramework for Teaching Components in Domain 2 and Domain 3 detailed rater training on each component and performance levelOver 100+ master scored videos
49Scoring Practice: description Provide opportunities for observers to practiceIdentifying and recording instructional evidenceAligning the evidence to a specific component of the Framework for TeachingScoring classroom practice based on the evidenceReceiving feedback on the score versus expert-assigned rubric and rationalePractice videos based on grade span user sets at registrationUsers can be set up to view videos for five different grade spans: K–5, 6–8, 9–12, K–8, K–12Practice videos available to user based on assigned grade spanScoring practice provides extended practice opportunities using additional master scored videos.
52Proficiency assessment: overview Two stages. Recommend time to take each stage ~3-3.5 hrsStage 1: multiple choice questions and videos.Stage 2: videos2 chances to pass each stage of assessmentMust pass stage 1 before moving to stage 2Users typically only attempt one assessment (e.g., stage 1 or stage 2) in a day so they typically complete the assessment over multiple daysUser must complete assessment in one session of maximum length of 6 hoursThey can pause videos if they need to take a short break (e.g., restroom)If the computer is idle for 60 minutes or the user logs out, they will fail the attemptDetailed instructions are provided prior to each assessment attemptUsers must contact Teachscape support if they face technical issues during the assessmentTotal (stage 1 + stage 2) assessment timeBest case: pass both stages on first attempt = ~6 hoursLongest: take 2 attempts to pass each stage = ~12 hoursAssessment videos based on the grade span assigned to user(e.g., K–5, 6–8, 9–12, K–8, K–12)The Proficiency Test is the only test for classroom observers available on the market. Developed in partnership with ETS as a scientifically sound and psychometrically valid methodology for certifying observers, the Proficiency Test accurately and reliably evaluates teaching practice using the Framework for Teaching.Each test will include video examples from the following subjects:ELA, Math, ScienceORELA, Math, Social Studies
53Overview of FFTPS (aka Module #2) IT requirements for the system Main PointsOverview of FFTPS (aka Module #2)IT requirements for the systemCustomer support3 keys to a successful user experienceRole of local district IT staff and Teachscape customer supportTimeline when users will be on the systemNext steps for local district IT staff
54Overview of system requirements FFTPS training, practice, and proficiency assessment rely heavily on videos. Users systems must be optimized to view videos.Network accessLocal district IT administrator will need to update network settings to allow users to access Teachscape related websites from their school computers and school networkInternet connectivityAt least 2Mbps download speedHighly recommend using a wired connection while taking the proficiency assessment to ensure a consistent connectionUsers need to avoid peak network usage times at school when average bandwidth may drop below minimum requirementsHardware and softwareCan use PCs or Macs that meet minimum requirements for hardware, software, and monitor resolutionUsers should not use tablet devices (e.g., iPad) with FFTPSDocuments with detailsList of Teachscape Domain Names & IP Addresses.pdfTeachscape-system-requirements.pdfFFTPS user start-up guide.pdf
55System Check tool: the user’s and IT staff’s best friend Where to access the “System Check” tool from home page
56System check tool: screenshot In seconds, automatically detects if user meets system requirements forHardwareBrowserMonitorJavasScript, Cookies, Pop UpsAllows user to check if internet connection meets requirements (“speedtest.net”)Allows user to watch a video and listen to audio as a final system test
58Overview of FFTPS (aka Module #2) IT requirements for the system Main PointsOverview of FFTPS (aka Module #2)IT requirements for the systemCustomer support3 keys to a successful user experienceRole of local district IT staff and Teachscape customer supportTimeline when users will be on the systemNext steps for local district IT staff
593 Keys to a successful user experience 1. Users should run the “System Check” every time they use FFTPSUsers that do not meet system requirements represent 90-95% of all customer support inquiries. System check helps users address issues before they start using FFTPS2. Users should contact and work with local IT to resolve any issues identified in a “System Check” or with network accessFixing any local hardware, software, connectivity, or network access issues almost always require local IT support3. Users should contact Teachscape customer support if they run into problems during a proficiency assessmentIf users are in the middle of an assessment and experience a system problem, they need urgent support especially if the problem prevents them from completing the assessment.
60Customer support: role of local IT and Teachscape Local district IT staffEnable users to access Teachscape related domains and sitesAllow Teachscape to use support tool (e.g., Teamviewer) on users hardware if required to resolve a support issueBe the point of contact for users to address any issues identified by the system check toolContact Teachscape if user continues to experience system problems after local hardware, software, or connectivity issues have been addressedTeachscapeBe the point of contact for users when they experience problems while taking a proficiency assessmentWork with local IT team to resolve issues that cannot be fixed at local level
61Expected Usage by Month Usage of FFTPSMayUsers will log-on to FFTPS (Module #2) and start trainingInitial system check failures will occur in May and will require support to upgrade hardware or softwareJuneHEAVIEST MONTH OF USAGEAll users will be expected to complete assessment (stage 1 and stage 2) by the end of JuneJulySmaller number of users (e.g., those that failed the assessment in June) will be taking the assessment in JulyAugustSmaller number of users expected to be on the system in August
62Local district IT staff Local district IT staff: open network access to all Teachscape related sites and customer support tools (e.g., Teamviewer).Local district IT staff: review Teachscape system requirements to determine ahead of time if users will require hardware of software changesEnsure local district IT staff available during expected periods of heavy usage (e.g., mid to late May/all of June)Local district IT staff and leadership: remind users to perform a system check every time they use FFTPSLocal district IT staff: provide users guidelines for best times to use FFTPS on the school network (e.g., times when bandwidth availability is highest).Local district IT staff: Work with users to fix any issues identified during system checks
63Contacts For Technical Support Growth Through Learning Adobe Connect Platform(630)System check: Adobe Test meeting link: https://growththroughlearning.connectsolutions.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htmTeachscape platform
65QuestionsContinue to check regularly for more information about our programs:Teacher Evaluator Training and AssessmentPrincipal Evaluator Training and AssessmentTrain-the-Trainer ProgramTechnical AssistanceReview Resources and FAQs available at the ISBE PEAC website atSubmit questions atthe FAQ document will be updated on weekly basis.
66We Look Forward To Supporting Districts, Evaluators, Trainers, Students and Stakeholders in helping all educators learn and grow through effective evaluation practices!