Teacher EvaluationTeacher Evaluation System was developed by a task force of teachers and administrators during the 2013-14 school year and is founded on the Marzano Teacher Evaluation System. This research based system breaks down the complex work of teaching and learning into sixty elements that are organized into four overarching domains. A district task force, including teachers and administrators, will participate in a year long professional learning cohort through Learning Sciences International and will work with our Building Leadership Teams to learn about and implement the evaluation system during the 2014-15 school year.
Pequot Lakes Schools will also begin using the Marzano School Leader Evaluation Model for building principals during the 2014-15 school year. Aligned to the teacher evaluation model and deeply supported by research on effective leadership, the system articulates 24 leadership elements that are organized into five domains. Principals will be engaged in evidence collection and reflective conversations throughout the year as they learn about and implement the evaluation system.
Both the principal and the teacher evaluation systems include self-assessments, individual growth and development plans, observations, review of evidence, and student achievement results. Teachers may be observed and formatively evaluated by peers but all summative evaluations will be completed by school principals. Principals are evaluated by the superintendent.