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ERIC Number: ED609444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 63
Abstractor: ERIC
Rhode Island Model Evaluation & Support System: Support Professional. Edition IV
Rhode Island Department of Education
Rhode Island is committed to ensuring that all educators receive fair, accurate, and meaningful educator evaluations that provide information that can help all support professionals improve and refine their practice. Currently, local education agencies (LEAs) in Rhode Island may submit a district-designed model for approval that complies with the Educator Evaluation System Standards or adopt the Rhode Island Model Support Professional Evaluation and Support System (Rhode Island Model). This document describes the process and basic requirements for the Rhode Island Model Support Professional Evaluation and Support System. Through this model, the hope is to help create a culture where all support professionals have a clear understanding of what defines excellence in their work; receive prioritized, specific, and actionable feedback about their performance; and receive support to continuously improve their effectiveness, regardless of the number of years they have been working. In this guidebook aspects of the model that LEAs can customize as Flexibility Factors are clearly separated and labeled. Throughout the guidebook, corresponding resources available on the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) website are indicated. These resources aim to help educators understand how to best implement various aspects of the Rhode Island Model. Resources include online training modules, sample Student Learning/Outcome Objectives, and a suite of calibration protocols designed to help school and LEA leaders facilitate ongoing calibration exercises. The Rhode Island Model Support Professional Evaluation and Support System should be used to evaluate library media specialists, school nurse teachers, reading specialists/consultants, mathematics specialists/consultants, English as a second language specialists/consultants, instructional leaders, school counselors, school psychologists, speech language pathologists, and school social workers. For individuals who spend time instructing students, the Teacher Evaluation and Support System may be a better fit. [For Edition III, see ED594936.]
Rhode Island Department of Education. 255 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903. Tel: 401-222-4600; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Media Staff; Support Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE)
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A