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Description of the Principal Evaluation System
The School District of the Barnegat's
certified principals are evaluated in accordance with state laws and
regulations, as well as Board policy and regulations. Principal
evaluations reference the New Jersey Professional Standards for School
Leaders and contain the following evidence: Portfolio/work samples,
school climate indicators, self-leadership assessment/evaluation,
school/community communications, student performance/achievement
outcomes, documented, completed teacher evaluations, goal setting,
progress and completion reporting.
Evaluations are narrative and include
opportunities for pre and post conferencing. The narrative includes
comments, commendations, recommendations, goals-progress and completion,
and a summative statement. Performance evaluation is informed through
the written paragraphs and includes specific, as well as summative
performance evaluation. Tenured Principals are evaluated formally once a
year while non tenured principals are evaluated three times a year.
Results inform the following areas:
professional development, individual Professional Growth Plans, tenure
decisions, recommendation for continued employment, selection of
specific roles or duties, and principal placements.
The School District of the Barnegat's
believes that the evaluation of a principal is a serious and complex
matter. There are multiple issues that enter into the evaluation
process. Some of the criteria such as student discipline records and
test scores are much more tangible than other items which include
climate and culture in the school, along with staff and student morale.
Since the Barnegat's schools typically perform well by standardized
measures, we have not included test scores or similar assessments in the
evaluation process. If there was a significant drop in student
achievement, then we would revisit that issue. In the meantime, the
public should be assured that we challenge ourselves by setting new
goals on an annual basis and making every effort to ensure that all
students in the system are successful.
School District of the Barnegat's: Principal Evaluation Results SY 2009-2010
Educator Evaluation Information 09-10
As part of federal requirements for
states receiving funding under Phase 2 of the State Fiscal Stabilization
Funds Program, all school districts in New Jersey are providing
information to the public on the procedures they use to evaluate
teachers and principals. The information presented below will help you
understand the School District of the Barnegat's policies and procedures
for evaluating principals.
Description of the Teacher Evaluation System
The School District of the Barnegat's employs an evaluation model based on Charlotte Danielson's Teacher Evaluation Framework.
The framework identifies four critical domains: Planning and
Preparation, Classroom Environment, Instruction and Professional
Responsibilities of effective teaching. Using a range of feedback
mechanisms, the district evaluates each educator based on performance
within these domains. Said mechanisms include classroom observations,
teacher and student work samples, teacher self-reflections, pre and post
conferencing, and other relevant artifacts. Tenured teachers are
evaluated twice a year while non tenured teachers are evaluated four
times a year. Tenured teachers have the option to engage in teaching
analysis through video lesson and peer observations, while non tenured
teachers must engage in teaching analysis through video lesson and
complete peer observations. The multiples measures of assessment enable
the district to assemble a range of evidence upon which to make
decisions about efficacy, and to ensure that student learning is at the
center of those decisions.
Since the Barnegat schools typically
perform well by standardized measures, we have not included test scores
or similar assessments in the evaluation process. If there was a
significant drop in student achievement, then we would revisit that
issue. In the meantime, the public should be assured that we challenge
ourselves by setting new goals on an annual basis and are making every
effort to ensure that all students in the system are successful.
School District of the Barnegat: Teacher Evaluation Results SY 2009-2010