• Key Dates and Milestones 

    This chart outlines the year at a glance for teachers evaluated in the Teacher Effectiveness Evaluation. For your reference, you may download a PDF copy here.
     

    Deadline*

    Action item

    What to expect

    September 30

    Review of Evaluation Process

    Your supervisor will provide general information to you about the evaluation process, including:

    • Review the steps of the evaluation process
    • Discuss the evaluation components

    October 16

    Initial Planning Conference and Individual Development Plan (IDP)

    • You will come with your IDP;
    • You will review your goals, performance information, and student data; and
    • You will discuss an action plan and supports for a successful year.

    October 27**

     
    System available beginning of October

    Submit Student Learning Objective (SLO) and scoring plan

    • Your school’s SLO Ambassador will provide information on what is expected and there will be example SLOs available for your review; and
    • There will be opportunities for collaboration and targeted suggestions for support and development.

    November 17

    System available beginning of October

    SLO approval window closes

    • Prior to this date you will receive feedback from your evaluator about your SLO and possible changes
    December 1
     
    System available beginning of October

    1st Formal Observation

    • There will be a pre- and post- conference to discuss your lesson/activity to be observed, the observation, and our performance
    • You will have prior knowledge of when the observation will take place and who will conduct it; and
    • There will be opportunities for constructive feedback and targeted suggestions for support and development.
    January 16  Mid-Year Performance Review
    • You will review progress towards your IDP goal;
    • You will review SLO progress and any supports / instructional strategies needed; and
    • You will have an opportunity for self-reflection with the Professional Expectations task.
     
     

    March 23

    System available beginning of February 
    Submit SLO student data for scoring verification
     
    • You will have the opportunity to review your students’ progress and reflect on the impact of your instructional practice.

    April 3

     
    System available beginning of January
     
     

    2nd Formal Observation

    • There will be a pre- and post- conference to discuss your lesson/activity to be observed, the observation, and our performance
    • You will have prior knowledge of when the observation will take place and who will conduct it; and
    • There will be opportunities for constructive feedback and targeted suggestions for support and development.
    April 3
     
    System available beginning of January

    Professional Expectations

    • You will receive constructive feedback and targeted suggestions for support and development; and
    • You will have the opportunity to provide feedback on this measure and share examples of your professional contributions, if applicable.
    April 18
     
    System available beginning of February

    SLO Final Scoring window closes

    • By this date, your evaluator will review your student data as attached in TSS and use the SLO scoring rubric based on your students' progress
     May 1  Annual Evaluation
    •  Teachers rated "Ineffective," based on all components, are notified
    One week before the last day of school   Annual Evaluation
    •  You will have the opportunity to review performance data gathered across the year
     
    Please note that you are responsible for reading, understanding and complying with the provisions outlined on City Schools’ websites and other internal communications channels.
     
    * If any date falls on a weekend, holiday or other day that is not a work day, the due date is the next day. The chart above reflects this policy.
     
     **Without an approved exemption, teachers must have an approved SLO Learning Target and submit their student data in the appropriate electronic system. Failure to do so results in a score of "25" (out of 100 possible points) on the SLO component of their SY 2017-18 evaluation.
     

    For more detail on your classroom observation scores, visit the Employee Performance Management section of the Employee Self-Service portal on the district website.