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Innovations in Teacher Evaluation

Innovations in Teacher Evaluation

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Thursday, May 19, 2011 (All day)
Location: 
Sheraton Grand Sacramento

On May 19, state policymakers, staff, stakeholders and educators gathered at a forum in Sacramento where presenters, including teachers, showcased the elements of innovative, multiple-measure teacher evaluation systems being designed and implemented in California. Attendees gained insight into how these systems work; how they are being used to provide critical supports to teachers and improve student performance; and discussed how state policy can promote these innovative practices for all California teachers and students.

Jump to:
Mayor Villaraigosa's Keynote Address
Los Angeles USD Teacher Effectiveness Task Force Presentation
College-Ready Promise in California Charter Schools Presentation
System for Teacher and Student Advancement (TAP™) Presentation
Q&A with LAUSD, CRP and TAP™
Panel Discussion on Implications for State Policy

2:00 PM WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
Opening: Arun Ramanathan, Executive Director, The Education Trust—West

Welcome: Jonathan P. Raymond, Superintendent, Sacramento City Unified School District

Keynote: Hon. Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Read the Mayor's Remarks here

Read more about the L.A. Times' coverage of the Mayor's Remarks here

2:30 PM IT’S BEING DONE: PROMISING PRACTICES IN TEACHER EVALUATION SYSTEMS

Paving the Way: The Work of Los Angeles Unified’s Teacher Effectiveness Task Force

California’s largest school district, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), has paved the way for other districts in the state by developing a proactive agenda to reform its educator evaluation, support, and development process. This work has largely been initiated by the LAUSD Teacher Effectiveness Task Force. The district will present on its new multiple-measure performance reviews that provide clear information to employees about performance that then informs an individualized approach for supporting professional growth. In recent months, LAUSD has drafted a Teaching and Learning Framework, developed and released Academic Growth over Time results (using value-added analysis) at the school and grade-level and will soon release scores to individual teachers as a growth and development opportunity. Presenters will discuss the implications of this innovative evaluation system for improving teaching and learning in LA schools.

Moderator: John Lee, Executive Director, Teach Plus Los Angeles

• Drew Furedi, Program and Policy Development Advisor, Office of the Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District

• Kyle Hunsberger, Math Teacher, Cochran Middle School, Los Angeles Unified School District

A Promise to Our Students: The Pioneering Work of the College-Ready Promise in California Charter Schools

A coalition of California’s largest public charter management organizations (CMOs) throughout California, the College-Ready Promise received a multi-million dollar grant to advance effective teaching, retain the best teachers to work with the highest need students and dramatically increase the number of college ready graduates. Presenters will discuss their organization’s pioneering efforts to build a fair, transparent and meaningful evaluation system to identify effective teachers based on multiple factors, including the achievement growth of their students.

• Chris Bertelli, Director of Advocacy and Communications, The College-Ready Promise

• Cherie Sandoval, Kindergarten/1st Grade Teacher, Aspire APEX Academy

It’s Being Done: TAP™: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement

TAP is a comprehensive, research-based reform designed to develop a corps of highly effective teachers and principals for America’s schools. Presenters will discuss how TAP creates a school environment with powerful and sustained opportunities for career advancement, professional growth, teacher accountability, and competitive compensation. Over the course of the last ten years, TAP has developed and refined their approach to teacher evaluation as a key element of TAP’s comprehensive system for improving teacher effectiveness in districts around the nation. TAP recently launched its program in a California school district, Lucia Mar Unified.

• Tamara Schiff, Senior Vice President, Research and Evaluation, National Institute for Excellence in Teaching

• Socorro Orozco, Kindergarten Teacher, Fairgrove School, Lucia Mar Unified School District

Innovations in Teacher Evaluations: A Q&A with LAUSD, CRP and TAP™

Q&A Moderator: John Lee, Executive Director, Teach Plus Los Angeles

Discussants:

• Drew Furedi, Program and Policy Development Advisor, Office of the Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District

• Kyle Hunsberger, Math Teacher, Cochran Middle School, Los Angeles Unified School District

• Chris Bertelli, Director of Advocacy and Communications, The College-Ready Promise

• Cherie Sandoval, Kindergarten/1st Grade Teacher, Aspire APEX Academy

• Tamara Schiff, Senior Vice President, Research and Evaluation, National Institute for Excellence in Teaching

• Socorro Orozco, Kindergarten Teacher, Fairgrove School, Lucia Mar Unified School District

4:15 PM WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS AND LESSONS FROM THIS WORK FOR STATE POLICY?

Moderator: John Fensterwald, Editor, Thoughts on Public Education

Discussants:

• Hon. Bob Huff, California State Senator

• Hon. Felipe Fuentes, California State Assemblymember

• Hon. Layla Avila, Board President, South Whittier School District; VP of Teaching Fellows Programs, The New Teacher Project

• Michelle Ellis, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, Lucia Mar Unified School District 

• Kyle Hunsberger, Math Teacher, Cochran Middle School, Los Angeles Unified School District

5:00 PM CLOSING REMARKS

Arun Ramanathan, Executive Director, The Education Trust—West


Co-hosted by the Los Angeles Unified School District 

 

 

 

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Paving the Way The Work of Los Angeles Unifieds Teacher Effectiveness Task Force.pdf1.15 MB
A Promise to Our Students The Pioneering Work of the College Ready Promise in California Charter Schools.pdf462.15 KB
Its Being Done TAP The System for Teacher and Student Advancement.pdf1.74 MB
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ETW Speech 05-19-11.pdf48.19 KB