This post is really a venting of my nervousness, fear and confusion of Virginia's new Teacher Performance Evaluation System.
In the past, we have been evaluated by both formal and informal observations. But that appears to be a thing of the past. We now have a seventy page procedure manual that has to be followed.
There are two types of evaluations. One is a rubric style that all teachers without tenure will have to complete. Those teachers who have tenure will have to complete this type of evaluation once every three years.
The other evaluation is an evident/not evident style.
Both types of evaluations have the same seven standards:
-Assessment of and for Student Learning
-Student Academic Progress
We are to collect data, create an online portfolio, a hard copy portfolio, and many other things to show performance indicators.
I know that this probably doesn't make much sense. I'm still trying to figure it all out. Tomorrow we have a meeting about the online program used to store a lot of our collected data.
If you haven't guessed, I was one of the ones chosen to complete the rubric style evaluation. YIKES!
My question to all of you is what types of evaluations doyou have in your schools? Are many states following a similar system with the changes in No Child Left Behind? If you have been through something comparable, advice please!!!!!!!
Happy Tuesday and HELP!