Here in Pennsylvania, we’re transitioning to a new evaluation system for educators. The “Educator Effectiveness Project” was designed for teachers, educational specialists, and principals. The system includes a method to assess teaching and leadership practice as well as multiple measures aimed assess that educators, through best practice, have demonstrated a positive impact on student achievement.
The following two ePortfolio templates were created using Livebinders for the use and customization by your teachers, educational specialists and principal colleagues to align with the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s new evaluation system. Feel free to share with those in your circles as an opportunity to move to an ePortfolio tool compatible on most devices using cloud technology.
For teachers, ”The Pennsylvania Teacher Evaluation Tool” is based upon Charlotte Danielson’s Four Domains of Effective Teaching. Danielson (2011) divides the complex activity of teaching into twenty-two components clustered into four domains of teaching responsibility: (1) planning and preparation, (2) the classroom environment, (3) instruction, and (4) professional responsibilities. These domains have been added to a public Livebinder linked here. To customize this ePortfilio template, simply log onto a Livebinders account, pull up the template and click COPY. The ePortfolio then becomes your
own public or private online document to accumulate artifacts of growth.
For principals, the establishment of four Domains within the Principal Rubric to include (1) Strategic/Cultural Leadership, (2) Systems Leadership, (3) Leadership for Learning, and (4) Professional and Community Leadership. These domains have been added to a public Livebinder linked here. To customize this ePortfilio template, simply log onto a Livebinders account, pull up the template and click COPY. The ePortfolio then becomes your own public or private online document to accumulate artifacts of growth.
Colorado Department of Education. (November 2011). Rubric for Evaluating Colorado’s Principals and Assistant Principals. Denver, Co.
Danielson, C. (2011). Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument. The Danielson Group
Department of Education. (August 2008). Delaware Performance Appraisal System. Dover, DE.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. (May 2008). Principal and
Assistant Principal Evaluation Process. Raleigh, NC.
Pittsburgh Public Schools. (2009). Administrator Performance Standard Rubric
Revised 09-10. Pittsburgh, PA.
State of Washington: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (July 2011). Teacher and Principal Evaluation Pilot. Olympia, WA
Tennessee Department of Education. (September 2011). Tennessee’s Principal Evaluation System. Nashville, TN