Southgate Community Schools is proud
to implement the Center for Education Leadership's 5 Dimensions
of Teaching and Learningâ„˘ framework for instructional growth and
Posting of Assurances
The majority of this process will utilize the Five
Star web-based Pivot application (both the teacher and
administrator will use this system extensively).
Over the course of a school year, this process will include two Formative
The first Feedback Cycle includes
- Self-assessment in Pivot (due September 29th).
- The teacher and administrator collaboratively determine
areas of focus(3-5 Indicators from 2-3 Dimensions) and establish a growth
plan in a Pre-Inquiry Cycle Conference (due October 14th).
- Two observations of 15 minutes or more including
Scripting Observations (coded), Noticings/Wonderings and teacher response
(2 school day turnover for each), and Formative Feedback (5 school day
turnover) on areas of focus.
- 1st Observation between October 17th and
- 2nd Observation between December 5th and
- Formative analysis of progress toward goals in a Mid-Year
Post-Inquiry Cycle Conference (Due February 10th).
The second Feedback Cycle
teacher and administrator collaboratively reviewing areas of focus for
remaining school year and modifying (if necessary) growth plan in the Mid-Year
Post-Inquiry Cycle Conference - same meeting as step #4 above (Due
observations of 15 minutes or more including Scripting Observations
(coded), Noticings/Wonderings and teacher response (2 school day turnover
for each), and Formative Feedback (5 school day turnover) on areas of
Observation between February 1st and March 10th
Observation between March 13th and April 28th
Summative analysis of progress
toward goals and determination of effectiveness rating in Year-End
Post-Inquiry Cycle Conference (due May 31st).
- Must provide all student assessments
and data points (e.g. student work, scantrons, essays - unless information is
in MIStar DnA) to support growth goals
- Evidence for rubric if not uploaded
- End of Year Teacher Evaluation Rating Tool
All teachers will have the above mentioned growth plans.
NEW Directions for Mid-Year Pre-Inquiry Cycle Conference Progress Report
For probationary (non-tenure)
teachers and teachers who would otherwise be on a "Plan of
Assistance", these growth plans will be labeled as Individual
Development Plans (IDP) and the goals will be determined by their building
administrator in consultation with the teacher.
Feedback on the 1st and 3rd observations will be
provided in a face-to-face conference.
For everyone else, the initial goals
will be set by the teacher in consultation with their building administrator. Individual observation feedback will be
delivered via Pivot, administrators will be available to discuss feedback
face-to-face upon request.
More information coming soon...