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The Delaware legislature is considering mandating that three districts pilot DSEA's new teacher evaluation rating algorithm

via House Bill 399. Using this


algorithm a teacher who struggles with Instruction, Classroom Environment and helping students to improve can still be considered "Effective."

Test out a fictional teacher's ratings below for an example.


CRITERION

RATING

1a: Selecting Instructional Goals


1b: Designing Coherent Instruction
1c: Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy
1d: Demonstrating Knowledge of Students
1e: Designing Student Assessments
2a: Managing Classroom Procedures
2b: Managing Student Behavior
2c: Creating an Environment to Support Learning
2d: Organizing Physical Space
3a: Engaging Students in Learning
3b: Demonstrating Flexibility and Responsiveness
3c: Communicating Clearly and Accurately
3d: Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques
3e: Using Assessment in Instruction
4a: Communicating with Family

Highly Effective
Highly Effective
Effective
Effective
Effective
Effective
Needs Improvement
Needs Improvement
Effective
Needs Improvement
Effective
Needs Improvement
Needs Improvement
Effective
Effective

4b: Recording Data in a Student Record System


4c: Growing and Developing Professionally
4d: Reflecting on Professional Practice

Highly Effective
Highly Effective
Highly Effective

5a: First measure of student improvement


5b: Second measure of student improvement

Ineffective
Needs Improvement

COMPONENT
Component 1:
Planning and
Preparation

SCORE

COMPONENT RATING

OVERALL RATING

FINAL SCORE

3.40

Effective

Component 2:
Classroom
Environment

2.50

Needs
Improvement

Component 3:
Instruction

2.40

Needs
Improvement

FINAL RATING

Component 4:
Professional
Responsibilities

3.75

Highly Effective

Effective

Component 5:
Student
Improvement

1.00

Ineffective

View DSEA's algorithm presentation at: www.tinyurl.com/dsea-algorithm

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