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ERIC Number: ED541884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 116
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Group 3b: Special Education Teachers--Early Childhood Education. IMPACT: The District of Columbia Public Schools Effectiveness Assessment System for School-Based Personnel, 2012-2013
District of Columbia Public Schools
The 2012-2013 school year represents a pivotal juncture for DC Public Schools. Last spring, Mayor Gray and Chancellor Kaya Henderson introduced "A Capital Commitment," their ambitious plan to dramatically accelerate student achievement in the district over the next five years by providing all of their students with a safe, academically challenging, and inspiring learning experience. The Chancellor deeply believes that it will be the educators working in their schools who will lead the way on the path to realizing the bold goals that they have set out to achieve by 2017. But five years is a very short amount of time, and these goals will only become reality if they make meaningful changes to the way they've done things in the past. That is why this year, they are introducing the 2012-2013 version of IMPACT which has been designed to: (1) Raise the expectations for school leaders, teachers, and staff; (2) Differentiate to recognize strong performers; (3) Allow teachers to drop low outlier observation scores; (4) Reduce the weight of Individual Value-Added Student Achievement Data; and (5) Support your development in new ways. The primary purpose of IMPACT is to help educators become more effective in their work. Its commitment to continuous learning applies not only to its students, but to others as well. IMPACT supports educators' growth by: (1) Clarifying Expectations; (2) Providing Feedback; (3) Facilitating Collaboration; (4) Driving Professional Development; and (5) Retaining Great People. This guidebook centers on Group 3b which consists of all special education teachers of preschool, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten classes except those who teach autism classes. It discusses the six IMPACT components for members of Group 3b and offers guidance on how to be more effective in their work.
District of Columbia Public Schools. 825 North Capitol Street NE 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 202-422-5635; Web site: http://dcps.dc.gov
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; Preschool Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia