Roster Verification User Guides and Webinars
The Roster Verification process for the current school year will take place in the EPSS data system for all principals and applicable teachers (those assigned to grades 3 – 7 who are considered Contributing Educators in ELA and Mathematics based on district policy or guidance). The process in the EPSS will open for use on May 22, 2013 with a set-up and review period for principals. Teachers will be able to verify their rosters beginning on May 29, 2013. The following resources are now available for LEAs to share with teachers and principals to help them review the process and prepare to complete it:
Principals can also sign up for a Roster Verification webinar by using the registration links below. Space is limited and interested principals are encouraged to register early. The webinar will also be recorded and posted on the RIDE website for those who cannot attend one of the live sessions. Register for one of the Roster Verification Webinars at:
Overview of the Support Professionals Evaluation System
The Rhode Island Model Support Professionals Evaluation and Support System is in the final stages of development and scheduled to be gradually implemented state-wide during the 2013-14 school year, in preparation for full implementation during the 2014-15 school year. As part of the design process, RIDE has been convening a support professionals’ work group made up of eight support professionals from across the state, including, a reading specialist, school counselor, school psychologist, social worker, school nurse teacher, speech and language pathologist, library media specialist, and reading specialist. The support professionals work group has been meeting bi-monthly and is charged with providing input and feedback on the design of the system.
To help educators begin to learn about the Rhode Island Model Support Professionals Evaluation and Support System, RIDE has posted a narrated PowerPoint presentation that includes an introduction to the process for assessing Support Professionals’ professional practice, professional foundations, and impact on student learning.
Support Professionals Overview Spring 2013 PowerPoint
Support Professionals Overview Spring 2013 Webinar
RIDE shares data from the educator evaluation winter surveys
Approximately 4,123 teachers, 373 principals, and 57 central office administrators completed a survey on educator evaluation this past winter. RIDE conducted a thorough analysis of the survey data and shared our findings with district leaders through a series of regional meetings over March and April. The findings from the surveys will inform ongoing improvements to the design and implementation of educator evaluations in Rhode Island and we are extremely grateful for all of the meaningful feedback.
2013 Winter Survey for Rhode Island Model Building Administrators [PDF, 287KB]
2013 Winter Survey for Rhode Island Model Teachers [PDF, 237KB]
Evaluation-System Reporting Requirements
Standard Six of the Evaluation Systems Standards establishes the expectation that districts report evaluation data to RIDE. Evaluation data is utilized for certification-renewal decisions as well as for quality-assurance monitoring of evaluation systems. In addition to informing on-going model improvements, data will assist in understanding the fidelity of implementation in each LEA. The following document clarifies the evaluation-system reporting requirements, including the data elements that will be reported to RIDE through the Educator Performance and Support System (EPSS).
Evaluation System Data reporting
Final Evaluation Ratings Reflection Questions
The 2011-12 Final Effectiveness Ratings for teachers and building administrators represent countless hours of hard work and a shared commitment to ensuring that we have great teachers in every classroom and great leaders in every school. The 2011-12 Final Effectiveness Ratings also represent an important opportunity for critical reflection at both the state and local level. To help school and district leaders review their 2011-12 Final Effectiveness Ratings, RIDE has developed the following one-page document that includes a series of reflection questions.
Final Effectiveness Ratings Reflection
RIDE provides online training, support for districts implementing the Rhode Island Model Teacher Evaluation and Support System
Schools and districts implementing the Rhode Island Model Teacher Evaluation and Support System will have access to two robust online, video-based, training and support systems aligned with the new Teacher Professional Practice rubric. Teachers will have access to the Framework for Teaching Effectiveness Series – a set of self-paced online video modules designed to deepen teachers’ understanding of the new Teacher Professional Practice rubric. Personnel evaluating teachers will have access to the Framework for Teaching Proficiency System – an online, video-based, classroom-observation training and assessment program. Both systems were designed by Teachscape, in partnership with ETS and Charlotte Danielson. The following document provides additional information about the systems.
FFTPS and FFTES Overview
Supporting Great Educators
An effective evaluation system is key to developing, supporting and improving the effectiveness of our educators as well as recognizing the outstanding performance of our most effective teachers and leaders.
Teachers Have a Profound Influence
An effective teacher can change the course of a student’s life, and effective teachers need effective leaders with the ability to guide and motivate school communities. Research has shown that one of the most important school-based factor influencing a student’s achievement is the quality of his or her teacher.
Focus on Regular Feedback
Unfortunately, evaluation models in many of our schools don’t provide the kind of feedback and support educators need in order to develop and improve. Currently, evaluations are often infrequent or inconsistent, with little focus on the educator’s professional development and little, if any consideration of how much students are learning. The Rhode Island Educator Evaluation System Standards, on the other hand, calls for annual evaluations.
Multiple Measures of Effectiveness
To determine overall educator effectiveness, the Rhode Island Model considers three central components: Professional Practice, Professional Responsibilities, and Student Learning.
Rhode Island Model Evaluation and Support System Edition II
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