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1 AchieveNJ: Teacher Evaluation Scoring Guide

2 Overview This presentation provides information on how districts compile evaluation ratings for teachers in AchieveNJ. Each element of the evaluation results in a 1-4 rating, which is weighted according to state formulas shown in later slides. Overviews and examples are provided for scoring each of the multiple measures. The presentation concludes with information on using each of the multiple measure ratings to calculate one final summative evaluation score for each teacher. 2

3 Multiple Measures All teachers are evaluated based on multiple measures. Practice Student Achievement Teacher Practice Based on classroom observations Student Growth Objective (SGO) Set by teacher and principal Student Growth Percentile (SGP) Based on state assessment performance Summative Rating Overall evaluation score All teachers and principals Teachers of grades 4-8 LAL and 4-7 Math 3

4 Teacher Practice Scoring Teacher practice is measured according to a district-chosen observation instrument, such as Danielson, Marzano, McREL, etc (see here for complete list). Local school districts have discretion on how to combine observation data and evidence about a teacher s practice collected throughout the year into a final teacher practice rating on a 1 4 scale. The example that follows show how the different components of the teacher practice instrument might be calculated. This is an example, not a recommendation, as districts have discretion in determining these calculations. Please consult your District Evaluation Advisory Committee (DEAC) to inquire how this is being done locally. 4

5 Teacher Practice: Weighting of Domains and Components Across different elements of each instrument, some districts have identified certain components, standards, or domains that they would like to weight more heavily. Below is an example of how a district might weight different components: Planning Environment Instruction Professionalism Summative Teacher Practice Rating 20% 30% 30% 20% 100% Example (domain score multiplied by the weight): (3.25 x 0.20) (4.0 x 0.30) (3.00 x 0.30) (2.00 x 0.20)

6 Student Growth Objective (SGO) Scoring SGO scoring can be approached in several ways. The specific approach must be determined at the local level (district or school), and will depend on the approach the individual teacher is taking, the subject that is being taught, the quality of the assessment being used, and the number of SGOs set. An example of scoring a tiered SGO is shown below. More detailed information on different ways to score SGOs can be found in the SGO Guidebook (pg. 31). Preparedness Group Number of Students in Group Weight (Number of students in group/total students) Number of Students Reaching Target Score Objective Attainment Level Weighted Score Low 36/ x4 = 2.24 Medium 21/ x3 = 0.96 High 8/ x2 = 0.24 SGO Score

7 Student Growth Percentile (SGP) Scoring Median Student Growth Percentile (msgp) scores provided by the Department will be translated from a 1 99 into a 1-4 score according to the conversion chart below and then used in a summative rating. Example: If a teacher earns an msgp of 59, he/she will receive a rating of 3.2, as shown below. msgp Score Evaluation Rating msgp Score Evaluation Rating msgp Score Evaluation Rating msgp Score Evaluation Rating

8 msgp Conversion Chart Explained msgp Score Evaluation Rating Why are all the values between 45 and 55 set to the same score (3.0)? The Department believes that educators in the middle of the msgp distribution are driving significant academic growth in their students. Educators whose students achieve scores in this range should be recognized by receiving a rating on par with their impact. 8

9 msgp Conversion Chart Explained msgp Score Evaluation Rating Why are the values at the extreme ends of the distribution, 1-20 = 1 in this case (and = 4), set to the same score? When more than half of a teacher's students are in the top 20 percentile points on the SGP scale it is an indication of very high growth. When more than half of a teacher's students are in the bottom percentile points this is an indicator of low growth to be considered with other evidence. msgp Score Evaluation Rating

10 msgp Conversion Chart Explained msgp Score Evaluation Rating Why Decimals? Why Tenths? The use of decimals instead of whole numbers enables the scale to increase/decrease gradually, improving the statistical efficiency of the conversion. This prevents large rating differences that may not accurately reflect significant differences in student learning. 10

11 Multi-year msgp Median this Year = 51 Student Hugh 12 Eve 16 Clarence 22 Clayton 24 Earnestine 25 Helen 31 Clinton 35 Tim 39 Jennifer 44 Jaquelyn 46 Lance 51 Roxie 53 Laura 57 Julio 61 Selena 65 Ashlee 66 Albert 70 Mathew 72 Marcus 85 Charles 89 Milton 97 SGP Score Starting with evaluations: If multiple years of data are available, the Department will use the highest available score either the teacher s median score of their current roster or the median of all student scores over the qualifying years (up to three). The SGP score will then be placed on a scale. Median over 2 years = 56 Student Hugh 12 Eve 16 John 16 Charles 20 Annie 20 Clarence 22 Clayton 24 Earnestine 25 Jake 27 Helen 31 Rachel 33 Clinton 35 Tim 39 George 41 Amber 42 Jennifer 44 Jaquelyn 46 Bobby 50 Lance 51 Roxie 53 Mike 55 Mel 56 Laura 57 Regina 58 Marissa 60 Julio 61 Faye 63 Selena 65 Ashlee 66 Jackie 67 Courtney 68 Albert 70 Matthew 72 Laura 77 Jack 78 Jared 80 Rick 84 Marcus 85 Charles 89 Michelle 92 Molly 95 Milton 97 SGP Score 11

12 Multi-Year msgp Example Mr. Jones was assigned 22 students in who took the Language Arts and Math assessments, resulting in a median SGP of 46 for Language Arts and a median SGP of 68 for Math. When all 44 student SGP scores are arrayed in an ascending list, the median value is 52: Mr. Jones s msgp for Then, all of his student scores from both and are arrayed in an ascending list. The median value from this list is Mr. Jones s Multi-Year msgp: 60. Because this value is higher than his msgp of 52, 60 is the value that will be used for his evaluation. This msgp value of 60 converts to an msgp score of 3.3. MR. JONES msgp STUDENTS ASSIGNED MULTI- YEAR msgp MULTI- YEAR STUDENTS ASSIGNED Language Arts Mathematics HIGHER SCORE msgp SCORE ( ) Overall

13 Scoring the Summative Rating This section describes scoring for the final summative rating. Practice Student Achievement Teacher Practice Based on classroom observations Student Growth Objective (SGO) Set by teacher and principal Student Growth Percentile (SGP) Based on state assessment performance Summative Rating Overall evaluation score All teachers and principals Teachers of grades 4-8 LAL and 4-7 Math 13

14 Summary of Standard Setting Process Setting Performance Levels Approximately 90 educators worked for three days analyzing data and making contributions to the summative rating scales. Performance Level Descriptor (PLD) meeting: 1 day, 70 educators Summative Scale Setting Meeting: 2 days, 20 educators (both days) Educators examined anonymous teacher portfolios developed based on data from pilot districts. The educators recommended the scale below, which the Department has adopted in full: Ineffective Partially Effective Effective Highly Effective

15 Component Weighting for Teachers with no msgp For teachers who do not receive an msgp score, the scoring breakdown will be made up of an SGO rating and a teacher practice rating (see image) Weights: Teachers with no msgp Teachers Outside of Grades 4-8 Language Arts Literacy and 4-7, Mathematics These ratings will each be calculated as individual components on a 1-4 scale at the district level and reported to the Department through NJ SMART. 20% Student Achievement 20% 80% 80% Teacher Practice The following pages include examples of how a summative rating can be reached. Student Growth Objectives Teacher Practice 15

16 Summative Rating Example (no msgp) Example 1: Highly Effective Teacher Component Raw Score Weight Weighted Score Teacher Practice Student Growth Objective Sum of the Weighted Scores Ineffective Partially Effective Effective Highly Effective

17 Summative Rating Example (no msgp) Example 2: Effective Teacher Component Raw Score Weight Weighted Score Teacher Practice Student Growth Objective Sum of the Weighted Scores Ineffective Partially Effective Effective Highly Effective

18 Summative Rating Example (no msgp) Example 4: Partially Effective Teacher Component Raw Score Weight Weighted Score Teacher Practice Student Growth Objective Sum of the Weighted Scores Ineffective Partially Effective Effective Highly Effective

19 Component Weighting for Teachers with msgp For teachers who receive an msgp score, the scoring breakdown will be made up of an SGO rating, an msgp rating, and a teacher practice rating (see image). The teacher practice and SGO ratings will be calculated as individual components on a 1-4 scale at the district level and reported to the Department through NJ SMART. The msgp rating will be calculated by the Department and shared with the district when it becomes available. The following pages include examples of how a summative rating will be reached. 30% Student Achievement Weights 20% 10% Student Growth Percentile Student Growth Objectives 70% 70% Teacher Practice Teacher Practice 19

20 Summative Rating Example (with msgp) Example 1: Highly Effective Teacher Component Raw Score Weight Weighted Score Teacher Practice Student Growth Percentile * Student Growth Objective Sum of the Weighted Scores 3.71 *This is the msgp score this particular teacher received, which converts to a 3.9 on the SGP Conversion Chart Ineffective Partially Effective Effective Highly Effective

21 Summative Rating Example (with msgp) Example 3: Effective Teacher Component Raw Score Weight Weighted Score Teacher Practice Student Growth Percentile * Student Growth Objective Sum of the Weighted Scores 2.67 *This msgp score converts to a 3.0 on the SGP Conversion Chart Ineffective Partially Effective Effective Highly Effective

22 Summative Rating Example (with msgp) Example 4: Partially Effective Teacher Component Raw Score Weight Weighted Score Teacher Practice Student Growth Percentile * Student Growth Objective Sum of the Weighted Scores 2.54 *This msgp score converts to a 2.40 on the SGP Conversion Chart Ineffective Partially Effective Effective Highly Effective

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