Operationalizing High Expectations Through Teacher Appraisals

Free Download: In his general session address at the Beyond Compliance: Embracing Teacher Appraisal Conference, Dr. Hardy Murphy examines the development of new approaches to teacher appraisal that define this latest era in school reform and the importance of understanding that the relationship of these new approaches with standardized tests have spawned an intense debate with their specifications, including reliability and validity being scrutinized with an unprecedented intensity.

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An Analysis of Indiana District Evaluation Plans

Free Download: The purpose of the INTASS analysis provided in this report is to 1) determine the objective measures identified in Indiana school district teacher evaluation plans to assess student learning, 2) identify and review characteristics, components and features of these plans, and 3) inform the ongoing policy discussion of how to ensure the development and implementation of evaluation plans in Indiana effectively support teacher development and student learning needs.

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Educators Perceptions of Indiana’s Teacher Evaluation Law: A Follow up to INTASS 2014 Survey

Free Download: In an effort to continue the work of improving teacher evaluation across the state and meeting the requirements of the law, INTASS conducted a follow up survey to the 2014 in the winter of 2016. The 2014 and 2016 survey research provide educators an opportunity to give feedback on critical issues in the development and implementation of their district teacher evaluation plans.

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Evaluation Plan Review and Gap Analysis

Districts interested in improving the quality of their teacher evaluation systems may submit their plans electronically. Using the INTASS Teacher Evaluation Plan Rubric, our team will evaluate the components and standards of your teacher evaluation plan and conduct a gap analysis, identifying areas of strength and need. A full report, including recommendations, will be provided to the district's teacher evaluation oversight committee.

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Implementation Fidelity Assessment

The next step for districts interested in improving the quality of their teacher evaluation systems is to gauge the degree to which the plan is being implemented as written. Using the INTASS Evidence of Implementation Fidelity tool, our team will evaluate the fidelity of your teacher evaluation plan's implementation. A full report will be provided to the district's teacher evaluation oversight committtee.

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Improving Plan Quality and Implementation Fidelity

The INTASS team provides on-site support as districts enhance the quality of their evaluation plans and increase fidelity of implementation. Based on the results from Evaluation Plan Review and Gap Analysis and/or Implementation Fidelity Assessment, our facilitators will help you to engage stakeholders in discussing alternatives, develop action plans, and implement the plans -- including training and technical support.

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Indiana Superintendents' Perceptions of Indiana's Teacher Evaluation Law: A New Perspective

Free Download: The brief reported the results of a survey of Indiana school superintendents’ attitudes and concerns about the law, their own planning and implementation needs, and the factors involved in the selection of an evaluation model for their district. Superintendents’ views on the conceptual and practical underpinnings of teacher evaluation and its relationship to student, teacher, and school performance were also addressed in the brief.

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Indiana Teacher Evaluation: At the Crossroads of Implementation

Free Download: This policy brief is the first in a two-part series that continues the investigation of superintendent perceptions and expands upon previous work by including teachers and principals across the state in the survey sample. Topics in the current survey concerning beliefs about teacher evaluation are part of a critical conversation moving teacher evaluation front and center of the national dialogue about educational accountability.

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INTASS Evidence of Implementation Fidelity

Free Sample: The primary purpose of the INTASS Evidence of Implementation (IEI) instrument is to assist school districts in assessing the fidelity of implementation of their teacher evaluation system. It is based on the components of the INTASS Teacher Evaluation Plan Rubric It is designed to be used with districts that have a teacher evaluation plan that is aligned to the INTASS Rubric. The Evidence of Implementation tool is to be completed by the district leadership team (at least 3 individuals) with the support of a trained INTASS facilitator. The tool is typically completed in the spring or summer in preparation for fall implementation of an action plan.

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INTASS Teacher Evaluation Plan Rubric

Free Sample: The INTASS Teacher Evaluation Plan Rubric supports districts to develop high quality evaluation systems and improve their systems with valid and reliable data, no matter what evaluation system has been adopted. INTASS uses this field‐tested rubric in a collaborative process that recognizes the importance of district and school culture and climate in the successful implementation of change. It incorporates key decision points in the evaluation of teachers and the assessment of student learning to help districts develop and implement high quality teacher evaluation plans. The rubric is intended for use with a district leadership team and facilitated by an INTASS consultant. Download a sample from the rubric below.

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Overhauling Indiana Teacher Evaluation Systems

Free Download: This policy brief is the first of a two-part series that explores how Indiana's teacher evaluation law is being operationalized across Indiana school districts. The brief discusses findings of a survey of Indiana school superintendents. It also discusses the features of quality evaluation plans and introduces essential elements of a planning process that ensures equitable, effective, and efficient plans for evaluating educators.

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Revamping the Teacher Evaluation Process

Free Download: This policy brief explores Indiana's teacher evaluation law, which requires schools to develop new systems to evaluate and pay teachers based on student learning. The brief reviews literature in teacher evaluation and highlights important issues for school corporations to consider when selecting an evaluation system.

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Teacher Evaluation: Implications and Challenges

Free Download: This policy brief is the second in a two-part series on the new era of teacher evaluation in Indiana. The brief provides information and discussion on the implications of the Indiana legislation on teacher and administrator preparation programs, educational policy and procedural challenges, and professional development for evaluators and teachers.

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