Teacher / Principal Evaluation System
In schools, teachers and leaders have the greatest influence on student learning. With the recent adoption of the TEACHNJ Act in 2012, a new evaluation system is being implemented in the 2013 – 2014 school year. The following components apply to teachers and principals.
Link to Additional Information about Teacher Evaluation in New Jersey SGO Guidebook
Link to Additional Information about Principal Evaluation in New Jersey
Although the framework of the components of the evaluation system is outlined by the State, we have chosen the Stronge Teacher and Principal Evaluation Systems to obtain objective measures of teacher and principal practice. Below are a number of resources available to assist with this initiative.
Stronge Leader Evaluation System
Presentation PowerPoint on Teacher and Leader Effectiveness
Teacher Evaluation Highlights
There are seven standards for teacher evaluation which are measured using three components: a teacher documentation log, observations (formal and informal), and students performance data. We will not be using the student surveys as a measurement tool next year.
The general process allows for the teacher to contribute heavily to their evaluation through the documentation log, ability to upload pre and post conference data from observations, and their ability to work collaboratively with administration on setting up Student Growth Objective
Stronge Teacher Evaluation System
Educational Specialist Highlights
There are seven standards for the evaluation of educational specialists, which are designed to address the diversity of positions.
The process of data collection is similar to the teachers, but we will be working over the remainder of the year to align the assessment systems to the positions we have in our schools. Unlike the teachers, survey data and process data will also be included to better represent the great jobs being done in our district.