• Teacher Evaluation System

     

    Willingboro Public Schools

    Teacher Evaluation System

     
     
    AchieveNJ: Teach. Lead. Grow.
    Improving Educator Evaluation in the State of New Jersey
     

    The Evaluation Update Memo distributed on May 28 contained information about the 
    upcoming August reporting requirements for all districts. Within the list of items districts will 
    be asked to report, the memo incorrectly described minimum requirements for Student 
    Growth Objectives (SGOs). As specified in our AchieveNJ materials, districts must ensure 
    that SGOs are set for all teachers by November 15, 2013, including 2 SGOs for all 
    teachers not likely to receive an SGP score, and a choice between 1 and 2 for teachers 
    who expect to receive an SGP. The correction has been updated in the posted version of 
    the memo.  We apologize for any confusion. 
    The effort to improve educator evaluation in New Jersey has been a top priority since the 
    Educator Effectiveness Task Force (EETF) was convened in 2010 and released its 
    recommendations in 2011.  Woven into the fabric of this initiative is the need to strike a 
    balance between two important drivers: a sense of urgency to make changes that will 
    benefit students and educators, and a strong desire to proceed thoughtfully and to 
    incorporate feedback from New Jersey educators along the way. 
    Based on the timeline established in the TEACHNJ law, AchieveNJ is being implemented 
    statewide in the 2013–14 school year. The system builds on the findings of the EETF as 
    well as local innovation and lessons learned from pilot programs under way since 2011.
    Feedback from the pilots and the state Evaluation Pilot Advisory Committee helped shape 
    the draft regulations the Department proposed on March 6, 2013.

    TEACHER EVALUATION PAGE
     
    Teacher Evaluation and Support in 2013–14

    In schools, teachers have the greatest influence on student learning. All New Jersey 
    students deserve great teachers, and 
    all New Jersey teachers deserve meaningful opportunities for growth. In 2012, the New 
    Jersey Legislature unanimously 
    passed the TEACHNJ Act, which mandates implementation of a new teacher evaluation 
    system starting in the 2013 - 
    2014 school year and links tenure decisions to evaluation ratings. AchieveNJ is designed 
    to recognize those who excel, 
    identify those who need additional support, and provide meaningful feedback and 
    professional development to all 
    teachers.

    STUDENT GROWTH OBJECTIVES

    Student Growth Objectives (SGOs) are academic goals for groups of students that are 
    aligned to state standards and can 
    be tracked using objective measures. As part of the student achievement component of 
    evaluation under AchieveNJ, each 
    teacher sets SGOs with input and approval from his or her principal or supervisor at the 
    start of the year. Specifically, 
    teachers and principals/supervisors are expected to collaborate around the instructional 
    content that will be covered and 
    the skills and knowledge that will be measured. Principals are held accountable in their 
    own evaluations for how well they 
    help teachers with this process and for the degree to which SGOs are met by the teachers 
    in their school. SGOs should be 
    developed using available student data and created to be ambitious but achievable. 

    STUDENT GROWTH OBJECTIVES RESOURCES
     
    See the following links for resources and examples on how to set Student Growth 
    Objectives (Please note: The NJDOE does not endorse any specific model below, but is 
    providing links as a resource for educators to begin to learn from other similar systems as 
    we continue to build our own resources. Also, note that these systems are called by other 
    names in many states and districts):

    STUDENT GROWTH OVERVIEW PRESENTATION


    STUDENT GROWTH PERCENTILE

    Under AchieveNJ, the new evaluation and support system proposed on March 6, 2013, 
    Student Growth Percentiles 
    (SGPs) will be one of the multiple measures used to assess teachers and principals whose 
    students are in grades 4–
    8 and take the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge “NJ ASK” test. An SGP 
    score compares a student’s 
    academic growth on the NJ ASK from one year to the next to the growth made by that 
    student’s academic peers 
    (students from around the state with similar test score histories). 

    STUDENT GROWTH PERCENTILE PRESENTATION

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW EVEALUATION SYSTEM

    TEACHER EVALUATION WORKSHOP AND EVENTS
     
    DANIELSON FRAMEWORK 2011
    Danielson Framework for Teaching Revised 2011 Edition (the addition of indicators and 
    examples): Click Here 
     
    TEACHSCAPE WEBINARS
     Official NJ Website:
     
     Teachscape Learn Courses and Content: click here
     
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    ARCHIVED INFORMATION 
     
    Introduction

    As part of the federal requirements for states’ receiving funding under Phase 2 of the State Fiscal Stabilization Funds Program, all school districts in New Jersey are providing information to the public on the procedures they use to evaluate teachers and principals.  The information presented below will help you understand Willingboro’s policies and procedures for evaluating teachers and educational specialists such as librarians and counselors.

     

    Confidentiality concerns: To protect the confidentiality of individual evaluations, districts are not required to provide a district-level statistical summary of teacher evaluation outcomes in those cases where there are fewer than 10 teachers in an entire district.  Similarly, districts are not required to provide a school-level statistical summary of teacher evaluation outcomes if there are fewer than 10 teachers in a school.

     

    Section 1.  Description of Teacher Evaluation System

    The Willingboro Board of Education believes that the purpose of evaluation includes improvement of student learning and growth, staff development for improvement of instruction, and for use in personnel decisions concerning reemployment, assignment and salary.  The Board of Education believes an effective evaluation program will include the role of the professional staff member in instructional activities, non-instructional duties, and other responsibilities that contribute to an atmosphere conducive to educational growth and development.

     

    The evaluation process is occurs throughout the year and aligns with the New Jersey Professional Standards for Teachers.  Information is derived from a variety of sources, including, but not limited to formal and informal observation of planning, instructional management, classroom management, and class climate, participation in professional development activities, meetings, and committees, assessment data, conferences with supervisory staff and collaboration with members of the school community.  Teachers are part of the planning process for their own professional growth including their Professional Development Plan (PDP) and professional development activities both in and out of district.

     

    In accordance with NJAC 6A:32-4, tenured and non-tenured teachers are formally evaluated by appropriately certificated district administrators.  They are evaluated in every subject area they are assigned to in the first three years of employment.  Non-tenured teachers are scheduled for a minimum of three annual formal classroom observations and tenured teachers are scheduled for a minimum of one annual formal classroom observation, with flexibility for additional observations as needed.   This information is used in conjunction with other sources to prepare the annual performance summary report. 

     

    Non-tenured teachers are provided with additional supports specifically designed to orient novice or new employees to the district’s goals, objectives and instructional model.  All non-tenured teaching staff members are discussed administratively on an annual basis prior to reemployment.  Those who are not showing appropriate progress are not re-employed beyond their second year of employment.

     
     
    Teacher Evaluation Results for School Year 2009-2010 

     

     
    Garfield East Elementary

     

    RATING CATEGORY
    Number of Teachers in School Receiving This Rating
    Total Number of Teachers in School
    Percent of Teachers in School Receiving This Rating
    #3 - At Expected Level
    32
    32
    100%
    #2 - Efforts Need to be Expanded
    0
    0
    0
    #1 - Unsatisfactory
    0
    0
    0

     

     

    Hawthorne Elementary

     

    RATING CATEGORY
    Number of Teachers in School Receiving This Rating
    Total Number of Teachers in School
    Percent of Teachers in School Receiving This Rating
    #3 - At Expected Level
    36
    37
    97%
    #2 - Efforts Need to be Expanded
    0
    0
    0
    #1 - Unsatisfactory
    1
    0
    3%

     

     

    J.C. Stuart Elementary

     

    RATING CATEGORY
    Number of Teachers in School Receiving This Rating
    Total Number of Teachers in School
    Percent of Teachers in School Receiving This Rating
    #3 - At Expected Level
    39
    40
    97.5%
    #2 - Efforts Need to be Expanded
    1
    0
    2.5%
    #1 - Unsatisfactory
    0
    0
    0

     

     

    Levitt Middle School

     

    RATING CATEGORY
    Number of Teachers in School Receiving This Rating
    Total Number of Teachers in School
    Percent of Teachers in School Receiving This Rating
    #3 - At Expected Level
    66
    70
    94%
    #2 - Efforts Need to be Expanded
    4
    0
    6%
    #1 - Unsatisfactory
    0
    0
    0

     

     

    W.R. James Elementary

     

    RATING CATEGORY
    Number of Teachers in School Receiving This Rating
    Total Number of Teachers in School
    Percent of Teachers in School Receiving This Rating
    #3 - At Expected Level
    32
    35
    91.43%
    #2 - Efforts Need to be Expanded
    3
    0
    8.57%
    #1 - Unsatisfactory
    0
    0
    0

     

    Twin Hills Elementary

     

    RATING CATEGORY
    Number of Teachers in School Receiving This Rating
    Total Number of Teachers in School
    Percent of Teachers in School Receiving This Rating
    #3 - At Expected Level
    28
    28
    100%
    #2 - Efforts Need to be Expanded
    0
    0
    0
    #1 - Unsatisfactory
    0
    0
    0

     

    Willingboro High School

     

    RATING CATEGORY
    Number of Teachers in School Receiving This Rating
    Total Number of Teachers in School
    Percent of Teachers in School Receiving This Rating
    #3 - At Expected Level
    70
    70
    100%
    #2 - Efforts Need to be Expanded
    0
    0
    0
    #1 - Unsatisfactory
    0
    0
    0

     

    Memorial Upper Elementary School

     

    RATING CATEGORY
    Number of Teachers in School Receiving This RatingTotal Number of Teachers in SchoolPercent of Teachers in School Receiving This Rating
    #3 - At Expected Level

    48

    51

    98%

    #2 - Efforts Need to be Expanded

    1

    0

    1%

    #1 - Unsatisfactory

    2

    0

    1%