• Key Dates and Milestones 

    Updated September 2018

    This table (also available in this PDF version) outlines the year at a glance for teachers evaluated under the Teacher Effectiveness Evaluation.

    2018-19 Deadline*

    Action item

    What to expect

    October 1

    Review of evaluation process

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

    • Reviewing the steps in the process
    • Discussing the evaluation components

    October 15

    Initial planning conference and Individual Development Plan (IDP)

    You will

    • Come with your IDP
    • Review your goals, performance information, and student data
    • Discuss an action plan and supports for a successful year

    October 26**
    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
    • There will be opportunities for collaboration and targeted suggestions for support and development

    November 16
    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 3
    System available beginning of October

    First formal observation

    • There will be a pre- and post-conference to review your lesson/activity to be observed, the observation, and your performance
    • You will have prior knowledge of when the observation will take place and who will conduct it
    • There will be opportunities for constructive feedback and targeted suggestions for support and development
    January 15 Mid-year performance review
    Checklist: Microsoft Word | PDF
    You will
    • Review progress towards your IDP goal
    • Review SLO progress and any supports/instructional strategies needed
    • Have an opportunity for self-reflection with the professional expectations task

    March 22
    System available in 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 1
    System available beginning of January

    Second formal observation

    • There will be a pre- and post-conference to review 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
    • There will be opportunities for constructive feedback and targeted suggestions for support and development

    April 5
    System available beginning of March

    Professional expectations

    You will

    • Receive constructive feedback and targeted suggestions for support and development
    • Have the opportunity to provide feedback on this measure and share examples of your professional contributions, if applicable
    April 12
    System available in February

    SLO final scoring window closes

    By this date, your evaluator will review your student data as attached in City Schools Blackboard 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

     

    * If any date falls on a weekend, holiday, or other day that is not a work day, the due date is the next work 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 will result in a score of 25 (out of a possible 100 points) on the SLO component of their 2018-19 evaluation.

    Please note that you are responsible for reading, understanding, and complying with the provisions outlined on City Schools’ websites and other internal communications channels.

    All BTU observations and evaluations have the same deadlines for task completion. BTU observations and evaluations are completed electronically in the Online Performance Management System (OPMS). BTU evaluations are based on employee job titles. The documents and forms will automatically populate in OPMS based on the employee job title, and will be made available to the employee's supervisor of record.