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Introduction and Context Setting
Welcome to the Educator Effectiveness Website.
The website will provide up-to-date information and resources regarding the Educator Effectiveness System.
Background and Purpose of the Race to the Top Grant
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is in its third phase of the continued development and implementation of a new teacher evaluation system in the 2012-2013 school year. The major elements of the project include:
Purpose of Grant
In December 2011, Pennsylvania was awarded $41,326,299 under the federally-funded Race to the Top grant program. The primary objective of Pennsylvania’s Race to the Top Local Education Agency (LEA) Grant program is for participating local entities to adopt and implement Pennsylvania’s Educator Effectiveness instrument and to use the evaluation process and results to inform local decisions regarding professional development and staff retention in support of student achievement.
The new Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Principal Effectiveness Evaluation System will be implemented beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. It will be fully operational (utilizing all measures) in 2015-2016.
In 2014-2015, the Observation/Evidence data, Building Level Data, and Student Learning Objective measures will be fully operational. Because Teacher Specific Data relies on three years of standardized test scores to determine PVAAS growth, the Correlation Data based on Teacher Level Measures will first be operational beginning in 2015-2016, utilizing data from 2013-2014, 2014-2015, and 2015-2016.
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