• School performance measure and evaluation calculations: Resource review

    All leaders | Deadline: May 2  

    School Performance Measure (SPM) reports will be available on Principal’s Dashboard on Thursday, April 21. Each school’s report, based on data from the 2014-15 school year, is an aggregate measure of indicators that reflect a school’s year-long performance in terms of school climate and student success. The reports incorporate learning environment data for all schools and, for schools serving grades 9 to 12, college and career readiness data.

    Both a school’s teachers and its school leadership play an instrumental role in affecting school climate. As such, the School Performance Measure (SPM) is a component of both the School Leader Effectiveness Evaluation and the Teacher Effectiveness Evaluation. Principals are advised to distribute the reports to their teaching staff.

    This year’s SPM features improved indicators and calculations based on feedback from principals, teachers, and union leadership. City Schools partnered with these stakeholders to host focus groups to review those indicators included in the SPM component and how the score is calculated. This thoughtful feedback from teachers and school leaders led to improvements in this year’s measure.

    Please review the information on SY 15-16 School Performance Measure  and on how SY 15-16 Teacher Effectiveness Evaluation ratings are calculated on City Schools Inside in preparation for conversations with your teachers about their annual evaluation reports.

    If you have additional questions after reviewing these resources, please email Effectiveness@bcps.k12.md.us.



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