New teacher evaluation system

By Lizzie Slate, Staff Writer

The Licensed Evaluation Committee, in charge of the systems used to evaluate teachers, met on Thursday, Feb. 21 to set goals and inform others of the multiple measures requirement. The multiple measures requirement is a new system used to assist teachers and administrators with their set goals for themselves and their students during evaluation. There are three categories: professional practice, professional responsibilities, and student learning and growth, which are attached to the multiple measures that the Oregon Framework requires teachers to use.

The professional practice category consists of classroom observation and the examination of artifacts of teaching. The quality of planning lessons, addressing students with information, and the progression of students knowledge will be examined. The teachers must provide evidence of these three points during their evaluation.

Teachers’ must provide evidence that supports their progression to meet their goals in the professional responsibilities category. These goals are based on a professional and school wide level and involve teacher reflections, peer collaboration, teamwork, and parent/student surveys.

The last category is the student learning and growth, which evaluates the teacher’s dedication to their students progression in their learning abilities. Teachers’ are required to organize two goals that will help their students learn and obtain their professional goals. There are three types of evidence to measure student growth, such as standardized tests, district-developed measures, and school-wide measures. A rigorous student growth and goal setting process will determine the students’ progression in learning. During March, the committee will be attending staff meetings at each school.