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ERIC Number: ED555666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
Evaluating Specialized Instructional Support Personnel: Supplement to the Practical Guide to Designing Comprehensive Teacher Evaluation Systems
Holdheide, Lynn R.; Hayes, Lindsey; Goe, Laura
Center on Great Teachers and Leaders
In most states, educator evaluation systems are moving toward more frequent and focused evaluations that include educators' contributions to student outcomes such as learning growth. Many states include "Specialized Instructional Support Personnel" (SISP) in their educator evaluation systems, but the measures and methods used to evaluate teachers' performance in classroom settings may not be well-suited for evaluating SISP because they may not reflect the roles and responsibilities specific to SISP professions. The four sections (Statutory and regulatory requirements; Suitability and need for differentiation; Evaluator training; and Professional learning) of this guide facilitate the problem-solving and decision-making process in evaluation design and implementation. It describes how to differentiate the evaluation system so that individual SISP performance can be fairly and accurately captured, supported, and reinforced in the context of professional responsibilities, roles, and associated national standards. Audiences for this supplement include regional centers, state departments of education, and/or local education agency personnel charged with designing and implementing educator evaluation systems. [See "Practical Guide to Designing Comprehensive Teacher Evaluation Systems" at ED555655.]
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at American Institutes for Research
Grant or Contract Numbers: S283B120021