Making Your Own Luck with PGES

Making Your Own Luck with PGES:
“What Happens When Preparation
Meets Opportunity”
Overview by
Jill Cabrera, PhD
Educational Administration, Leadership and Research
Learning Targets
 Identify key attributes of a research-based teacher
assessment system.
 Describe the Domains of the Teacher Professional
Growth and Effectiveness System.
 Explain the purposes of the TPGES.
 Explore Components from Domain 3 (Instruction) and
apply critical attributes to video lesson segments.
Effective Teaching:
What is assessed & Why?
(Hinchey, 2010, National Education Policy Center)
 Categories of Teacher
 Quality
 Performance
 Effectiveness
 Measurement Tools
Classroom Observation
Instructional Artifacts
Teacher SelfReports/Reflections
 Student Surveys
 Value-Added
Teacher Professional Growth and
Effectiveness System (TPGES)
 Beginning implementation throughout KY in Fall 2014,
TPGES is designed to:
 Measure teacher effectiveness in 4 Domains
 Serve as a catalyst for professional growth and
continuous improvement
 Meets the requirements for
 KY Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
flexibility waiver
 Race to the Top grant
TPGES based upon
Framework for Teaching
Charlotte Danielson’s Model
 Danielson’s Model—generic instrument that provides a
structure to answer…What is good teaching?
 Consists of 4 Domains including:
1. Planning & Preparation
2. Classroom Environment
3. Instruction
4. Professional Responsibilities
Professional Growth/Improvement
Formative Assessment (Students & Teachers)
Student Ownership and Involvement in Learning
 Questioning
 Engagement
Multiple Measures for Assessing Effectiveness
Research Meta-Analysis
(Hinchey, 2010, National Education Policy Center)
 Observation
(Primarily Domains 2 & 3)
 Peer Observation
 Reflection
 Professional Growth
 Student Growth
 Student Voice
 Classroom Observation
 Instructional Artifacts
 Teacher SelfReports/Reflections
 Portfolios
 Value-Added Assessments
 Student Surveys
Terminology within Domains
Domain name
Performance Levels
Evidence Statements
Exploring the TPGES Domains
 Review the Components and Elements for each
 Discuss the following questions with your group:
 Why is this domain important?
 How does this domain impact/affect teaching and
 How does this domain impact/affect the other domains?
Exploring Domain 3--Instruction
 In your group discuss, read your assigned component.
 Underline and discuss which terms and concepts you
perceive as particularly important for this component.
 Review descriptors under the “Accomplished” and
“Exemplary” categories; read the “Critical
Attributes.” What distinctions do you notice between
these 2 performance levels?
Exploring Domain 3--Instruction
 Let’s view a few lesson clips for Components 3B & 3C.
 Note evidence from these lessons that exemplify the
critical attributes for 3B & 3C.
 Mathematics
 Science
The Vision for PGES
 “The vision is that every student is taught by an effective
teacher and every school is led by an effective
principal….KDE is developing a new statewide
Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES). The
objective is to create and implement a fair and equitable
statewide system to provide teachers and principals with a
clear understanding of how they can be most effective,
regular feedback about how they are doing against
effectiveness standards, and the tools, resources and
support they need to develop and perfect their craft in
order to promote student growth, achievement and
readiness” (KDE PGES E-Guide, 2014, p. 1-2).