Compass: Louisiana’s Educator
Support & Evaluation System
Louisiana Reading Association Meeting
April 21, 2012
L O U I S I A N A
D E P A R T M E N T
O F
E D U C A T I O N
Unprecedented Progress
46 Percent Increase in Percentage of Students at Grade Level.
Percentage of Students at Basic and Above (1999-2011)
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Unprecedented Progress
Achievement Gaps Have Narrowed Significantly.
Subgroup Performance: ELA Percent Basic and Above*
*First Time Testers and Full Academic Year: 1999–2001 Grades 4 and 8; 2002-2005 Grades 4, 8 and 10; 2006-2010 Grades 3-8 and 10
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The Challenge
Of 100 entering Louisiana High School As Freshmen….
Only 70 will graduate from high school in four years.
49 will enter college within one year. (In or Out of State)
Fewer than 19 will finish their degree within six years.
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Goal: Provide all students with knowledge
and skills to attain a college degree or succeed
in a career.
Challenge: How do we get there?
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Two Core Needs:
Shift what we expect of students (CCSS)
Shift teacher practice to align with this change
(COMPASS)
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Educator Support & Evaluation
(Compass)
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Educator
Support &
Evaluation
Why Focus on Educator Support & Evaluation?
One study found that Dallas students
who start 3rd grade at about the same
level of math achievement…
After 3
EFFECTIVE
Teachers
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Group 1
After 3
INEFFECTIVE
Teachers
57
Group 2
0
20
40
60
80
100
…may finish 5th grade math at
dramatically different levels depending
on the quality of their teachers.
77
Group 1
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Group 2
0
20
40
60
80
Average Percentile Rank
Average Percentile Rank
Beginning of 3rd Grade
End of 5th Grade
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Original analysis by the Education Trust.
Source: Heather Jordan, Robert Mendro, and Dash Weerasinghe, The Effects of Teachers on Longitudinal Student Achievement, 1997. Graphs provided courtesy of The New Teacher Project (TNTP).
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Educator
Support &
Evaluation
Policy Requirements at LEA Level:
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• Evaluate teachers and administrators annually,
with 50% of evaluations based on student growth;
• Provide professional development and intensive
assistance to educators, based on individual areas
of need; and
• Use effectiveness data to inform human capital
decisions.
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Educator
Support &
Evaluation
Policy Requirements at LEA Level:
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• Use value-added model (VAM) to measure
student growth, where available;
• Use Student Learning Targets (SLTs), based on
applicable common assessments, to measure
student growth where value-added data are not
available; and
• Use COMPASS or another state-approved rubric to
measure teacher/leader professional practice.
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Educator
Support &
Evaluation
What Does This Look Like For a School
Leadership Team?
Observe Teacher
Performance
Evaluate
Performance
-Student Growth
-Prof. Practice
Set Goals
-For educators
-For students
Use Data
to Inform
Human
Capital
Decisions
Provide Timely
Feedback and
Aligned Support
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Educator
Support &
Evaluation
Two Groups of Teachers
Teachers Using Value-Added Data:
Grades
Content Areas
4th- 8th
ELA, Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies
6th-9th
Algebra I, Geometry
Teachers Using Student Learning Targets (SLTs):
Teachers who do not teach these grades or content
areas are considered teachers of Non-Tested Grades
and Subjects (NTGS) and will use SLTs to measure
student growth.
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Educator
Support &
Evaluation
Goal-Setting
During the goal-setting phase, school leadership teams will:
Set Goals
-For Educators
-For Students
With NTGS Teachers:
• Ensure teachers set SLTs for student
growth.
• Evaluate quality of SLTs
With ALL Teachers:
• Set Professional Growth Goals
Identify objectives and strategies to
achieve them.
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Educator
Support &
Evaluation
More on Student Learning Targets
What is a Student Learning Target?
An expression of expected student growth over a given period of
time.
What makes a good Student Learning Target?
1. Content is aligned to appropriate standards
2. Goal is rigorous, given students’ baseline data
3. Evidence of student growth is strong and based upon common
assessments or other valid assessments, where available
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Educator
Support &
Evaluation
Student Learning Target Exemplars
U.S. History
At least 21 out of 25 students achieve a score of 65 out of 80 or
above on the End of Course Assessment.
Early Elementary Reading/ELA
Students will increase an average of 10 words per minute over
their baseline median score on the Oral Reading Fluency
Assessment.
Special Education: Significant Disabilities
The student will increase his language arts skills as evidenced by
an increase from 9 points to 11 points on the Staugler’s Literacy
Rubric by the end of the IEP year.
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Educator
Support &
Evaluation
Resources on Student Learning Targets
In May, the LDOE will make available:
• A list of recommended common assessments;
• A guidebook on the Student Learning Target
process;
• An initial library of model Student Learning
Targets; and
• A revised rubric for rating Student Learning
Targets.
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Educator
Support &
Evaluation
Goal-Setting Decision Points
• Which common assessments should be selected
to measure Student Learning Targets?
• To what extent should Student Learning Targets be
standardized across the district? The school?
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Educator
Support &
Evaluation
What Does This Look Like For a School
Leadership Team?
Observe Teacher
Performance
Evaluate
Performance
-Student Growth
-Prof. Practice
Set Goals
-For educators
-For students
Use Data
to Inform
Human
Capital
Decisions
Provide Timely
Feedback and
Aligned Support
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Educator
Support &
Evaluation
Observation/Feedback
During the observation/feedback phase, school
leadership teams will:
With ALL Teachers:
•Observe Instruction
Document observed performance corresponding to
performance standards.
•Share Feedback
Share observations with teachers, including areas of
strength and recommendations for improvement.
•Provide Targeted Support
Aligned professional development and support to
identified areas for improvement.
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Educator
Support &
Evaluation
Additional Policy Guidance:
Observations
• One formal observation: includes viewing a
complete lesson and pre/post observation
conferences
• One informal observation
• School leadership team members can be certified
to conduct evaluations; additional staff can be
leveraged to support observations
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Educator
Support &
Evaluation
Compass Model Observation Rubric:
Modified Danielson Framework
Rationale for selecting Danielson:
• Narrow number of performance standards to
focus on core competencies.
• Move to a 4 point scale to make effectiveness
levels more distinct.
• Leverage resources available nationally.
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Educator
Support &
Evaluation
Compass Model Observation Rubric:
Modified Danielson Framework
Selected Components of Danielson:
• 1c: Setting Instructional Outcomes
• 2c: Managing Classroom Procedures
• 3b: Questioning & Discussion Techniques
• 3c: Engaging Students in Learning
• 3d: Using Assessment in Instruction
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Educator
Support &
Evaluation
Observation/Feedback Decision Points
Which tool will our LEA use for observing and evaluating
teacher and leader professional practice?
State-Adopted COMPASS Rubric (to be released
4/23)
TAP Instructional Rubric (current TAP districts only)
Alternate Rubric (must be approved by the LDOE)
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Educator
Support &
Evaluation
What Does This Look Like For a School
Leadership Team?
Observe Teacher
Performance
Evaluate
Performance
-Student Growth
-Prof. Practice
Set Goals
-For educators
-For students
Use Data
to Inform
Human
Capital
Decisions
Provide Timely
Feedback and
Aligned Support
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Educator
Support &
Evaluation
Annual Evaluation
During the annual
evaluation phase,
school leadership
teams will:
With VAM Teachers:
•Verify rosters and view results from state
through online portal
Use VAM data from state to evaluate student
growth, where available.
With NTGS Teachers:
Evaluate
Performance
-Student Growth
-Prof. Practice
•Assign final student growth rating
Evaluate student progress towards SLTs
With ALL Teachers:
•Assign final professional practice scores
Use data from observations throughout year to
provide summative rating for professional practice.
•Calculate composite score
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Educator
Support &
Evaluation
What Does This Look Like For a School
Leadership Team?
Observe Teacher
Performance
Evaluate
Performance
-Student Growth
-Prof. Practice
Set Goals
-For educators
-For students
Use Data
to Inform
Human
Capital
Decisions
Provide Timely
Feedback and
Aligned Support
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Educator
Support &
Evaluation
Data-Driven Decision-Making
With effectiveness data, school and district
leaders will have the capacity to make more
informed decisions about:
Use Data to
Inform
Human
Capital
Decisions
•Retention strategies for high performers
•Promotions and career ladders for high
performers
•Strategic professional development
planning for all educators
•Intensive assistance plans for educators
who are struggling
•Dismissal proceedings for educators who
continue to receive Ineffective ratings,
despite support to improve
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Educator
Support &
Evaluation
Support and Evaluation for Leaders
Leaders will also participate in the evaluation process and,
similar to teachers, their evaluation will include two
components.
Professional
Practice
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Student
Growth
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Integrated Implementation Strategy
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Statewide
Rollout
Implementation Plan
April
• Final Teacher
Rubric & SLT
Resources
Posted on
LDOE Website
• Webinars on
Teacher Rubric
May – June
• Webinars on
Student Growth
Measures
• District Leader
Workshops:
Resources &
Implementation
Planning
• CCSS transitional
curriculum
released
• CCSS Summer
Institute
SeptemberOctober
July-August
• Initial Compass
Training for
Evaluators on
Student
Growth
Measures and
Rubrics
• Training on
HCIS for Data
Managers
• Follow-Up
Training for
Evaluators on
Student
Growth
Measures and
Rubrics
• Evaluators
certified
Ongoing Support from Network Teams
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For more information, please visit:
www.betterschoolsla.com
For questions, please contact:
[email protected]
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