General E3 Questions
1. Will this evaluation process take teachers more time?
The process is broken down into separate parts. Teachers will complete a self-assessment and set 2 goals for themselves, as part of their professional growth plan. As in anything that is new, teachers will take a little more time to read about and learn this new process, but the goal setting is not new. It was a part of the old IPDP process. PDP’s are designed to encourage teacher growth in areas that the teachers identify. The new evaluation method (E3) allows teachers to take a more active role in their individual evaluations, and the evaluations are evidence-based. The pre and post evaluation surveys require thoughtful input by the teachers because their statements may be used as part of the evidence their evaluators may choose to use.
2. Are “Strategies for Improvement” issued to “Needs Improvement” and “Unsatisfactory”?
Strategies for Improvement are initiated for “Unsatisfactory” only. A teacher who receives “Needs Improvement” would be responsible for requesting strategies from their evaluator, or seeking out their own improvement strategies through the professional development opportunities we have available in PD360, Educational Impact, or Teachscape.