Alternative Educator Evaluation Systems
Reporting and On-Site Visit Information for SY 2017-18
Note: This webpage contains information about the reporting and on-site visit process. The on-site visit process is being modified for SY 2017-18 and additional information will be available in early 2018. The mid-year reporting requirements have been updated for 2017-18. The end-of-year reporting requirements are being modified and will be available in early 2018. The timelines for both the mid-year and end-of-year reporting requirements have been updated on this page for 2017-18.
Background Information on On-Site Visits & ReportingOver the past few years, several districts/charter schools applied for, and received, a waiver from the Delaware Department of Education from the provisions outlined as part of the Delaware Performance Appraisal System II (DPAS-II). In order to document the progress and lessons learned from Delaware's alternative educator evaluation systems, the Department requires existing users to:
- Submit mid and/or end of year reports to the DDOE
- Participate in at least one on-site visit per approval cycle
These reports provide transparency and critical information to the DDOE to support determinations of continuance. They also provide the opportunity for districts/charter schools to:
- Communicate evaluation system information
- Monitor and track progress
- Demonstrate impact
- Document lessons learned
- Improve the evaluation system through reflection and feedback
Mid-Year & End-of-Year Report InformationAs stipulated upon approval for an alternative educator evaluation system, the Department requires each LEA to submit mid-year and/or end-of-year reports.The mid-year reports must address the following components:
Detailed information about the mid-year reporting requirements can be found in the following document:Mid-Year Report Instructions 2017-18 (due March 5, 2018)The end-of-year reporting requirements are being updated and will be available in early 2018. In the meantime, please mark your calendars: end-of-year reports will be due on July 27, 2018.
- Collective bargaining requirements
- Student growth (not required for mid-year reports)
- Implementation fidelity
- Educator support
- Observer training and certification
On-Site Visit InformationNote: The information below reflects the 2016-17 on-site visit process. The process is being modified and will be available in early 2018.In early February, current users of alternative educator evaluation systems will receive a scheduling request for their 2016-17 monitoring visit. The monitoring visit will focus on the major evaluation system components of: vision, collective bargaining requirements, student growth, implementation fidelity, educator support, observer training and certification, and continuous improvement. Detailed information on the monitoring visit can be found in this document:
Key Question for Monitoring:Does the observed evaluation system meet all state requirements?How well does the evidence from the monitoring visit align to the articulated outcomes in the mid-year report (if applicable)?What are the strengths of the alternative evaluation design and implementation?What are the areas for improvement within the alternative evaluation design and implementation?
Outcomes from Monitoring Visit:Each district/charter school will receive a mid-year summary. This summary will include evidence-based feedback and recommendations for improvement. The state will also identify lessons applicable to other schools and to the statewide system.
What to Expect:
- Length - The visit will be 2-3 hours
- Participants - The monitors will meet with your school leaders/observers and with 2-3 teachers. The monitor may also choose to observe classrooms.
- Questions - When meeting with teachers and leaders, the monitor will ask questions about the system as a whole and about their individual experiences as educators. The monitor will also reference information shared in the most recent report submitted to the DDOE.
- Feedback: The monitors will capture notes and evidence throughout the meetings. In addition, the monitor will evaluate the LEA and provide written feedback and recommendation in conjunction with feedback on the mid-year report (if applicable).
Questions about monitoring or reporting?Maria SteckerEducation Associate - Educator Development & Evaluation302-735-4131