Teacher Evaluations

NPS Framework for Effective Teaching

In NPS, great teaching is our top priority. That’s because great teaching—in every classroom, for every student, every day—is the best way we make sure all our students master the Common Core Standards and graduate ready for success in college and career.

The NPS Framework for Effective Teaching (download PDF below) is one of the best tools we have to make great teaching a reality in every classroom. With five competencies (pictured below), the framework sets clear, high expectations for the kind of teaching students need and provides an opportunity for teachers to get the feedback and support they need to continue to grow.

Framework for effective teaching
Lesson Design & Focus
Rigor & Inclusiveness
Culture of Achievement
Student Progress Towards Mastery
Commitment to Personal & Collective Excellence
Evidence
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What can be observed.
Examples: short or full-lesson classroom observations of team meetings, interactions with students, etc.


What can be seen in artifacts.
Examples: lesson plans, unit plans, student work, planning tools, etc.


What can be seen in quantitative data.
Examples: standardized assessment data, interim assessment data, surveys, etc.

 

GOAL SETTING GUIDANCE

The Goal-Setting Process is a way for teachers to identify student learning goals and personal professional development goals for the school year. There are two versions of the Goal-Setting Process which are determined by a person’s annual evaluation rating from the previous year: the Individualized Professional Development Plan (IPDP) and the Corrective Action Plan (CAP). This year all IPDPs and CAPs will be created and housed in our online performance management system, EdReflect. Check out the EdReflect Resources tab here for more guidance on using EdReflect to complete your IPDP/CAP. Guidance on content development for your IPDP/CAP.

NPS TEACHER OBSERVATION AND EVALUATION PROCESS

The framework is the core of teachers’ evaluations by supporting a process of gathering the evidence (described in the graphic above) needed to get a complete picture of every teacher’s performance.

For a comprehensive overview of the components and requirements related to teacher evaluation in the 2019-2020 school year, please be sure to read the NPS Teacher Evaluation Guidebook (download PDF below).

Name Downloads Last Modified
Name Downloads Last Modified
NBOE Teacher Evaluation Guidebook 2019-20
5168 downloads 10-30-2019 11:27
Guidebook Signature Sheet
345 downloads 11-07-2019 15:50
Getting Started Learner
371 downloads 11-28-2018 16:23
Framework for Effective Teaching
5335 downloads 10-09-2018 9:21

Professional Development Hours

Please be sure all Teaching and CST Staff members enter their Professional Development Hours for the 2019-2020 School Year in the survey once it's provided.

As always, if you have any questions about evaluation policies or process, please reach out to the Talent Office at evaluations@nullnps.k12.nj.us.