provides that the teacher’s individual AGT data may be used “to give perspective” on and “to assist inreviewing” the teacher’s past CST results (See Section 1.3e of the Supplemental Agreement).Neither the performance objectives on the Initial Planning Sheet nor the final evaluation is to directlyreference individual AGT. However, school-level AGT results covering all teachers whose students takethe same test as the teacher being evaluated, can be used to form objectives and any other evaluationpurposes, including in the final evaluation of the teacher.
Where do I get the new initial planning sheets for the 2012-13 school year? What kind of process/protocol do I go through to complete this (with my administrator)?
The Initial Planning Sheet has not changed and your current planning sheets will remain in use.Additionally, your administrator will be meeting with you to develop a student progress data-drivenobjective/strategy to be added to your planning sheet, either by inputting it onto the current planningsheet with a dated entry, or by attaching a supplemental sheet.
Can I, as a principal, use the same data objectives for all the teachers in my school?
A teacher’s data-based instructional objectives should be an individualized look at their specific class’results and their specific course of study, and may also include consideration of common objectives toreflect issues common to a grade level or department. Some other data-based objectives andstrategies, such as student attendance and reduction of suspensions, and higher graduation rates, mayform group or school-wide goals.
Is the student data component something that can be completed with an assistant principal orcoordinator, or does it have to be approved and discussed with the principal?
Principals are responsible for evaluating teachers serving at school sites. For administrative units atnon-school sites, the immediate administrator is responsible for evaluating instructional personnelserving at or assigned to that site.The administrator may delegate portions of the evaluation process to a designee, but retains the overallresponsibility and personally must submit the final evaluation report through the online process.
What resources are available to teachers to help them meet data objectives?
Resources and strategies should be part of the discussions between individual teachers and their siteadministrators regarding the goals and objectives selected.
How much time is this additional 2012/2013 procedure expected to take?
It will vary by teacher. Some have already included data-based goals in their IPS and would require noadditional time. The initial 2012-13 implementation has been limited to a single objective and relatedstrategies in order to minimize the time required.
What if my administrator and I disagree about my performance objectives?
If there is disagreement concerning the objectives or any subsequent modifications to the objectives,then you may note on the form that the objectives were not the product of mutual agreement, and youmay also appeal the matter to the next higher administrative level in accordance with the District-UTLAAgreement, Article X, Sections 4.2 and 4.3. In such cases, your required signature indicates only receiptand acknowledgement of (not necessarily agreement with) the stated objectives.