Over the past several years, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has conducted several pilots in the process of designing their statewide evaluation system. Rebecca Garland and her colleague Jennifer Preston at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and Jean Williams of Research and Evaluation Associates joined us on the July 10 SCEE member webinar to share lessons learned and published resources that may help other states that are piloting evaluation systems and other new initiatives. (You must be a member of SCEE to access the webinar recording itself.)
The resources shared range from detailed reports of North Carolina's pilot findings to a sample MOU that their consultant is using in Colorado to assist in the communication with pilot participants.
These resources can be found in the "Pilot" subfolder of the "Evaluation (Public)" folder in the SCEE file cabinet. The Validation Executive Summary outlines the beginning of North Carolina's initiative, when a contract was set in February 2007 to McREL to develop an evaluation instrument for the state's principals.
The DPI has now expanded that system of personnel evaluation to cover eight groups of educators:
- 1. Pre-service teachers
- 2. Pre-service principals
- 3. Pre-service superintendents
- 4. Teachers
- 5. Assistant principals
- 6. Principals
- 7. Central office staff members
- 8. Superintendents
The eight instruments align to one another and each of their processes has been outlined in reports in the aforementioned "Pilot" subfolder (one each for Assistant Principals, Principals, Superintendents, and Central Office staff members).
The Validation Executive Summary document also goes into further detail about the validation process of these instruments.
Thank you, Rebecca, Jennifer, and Jean for being so generous with your time, talent, and information!