There’s general agreement that effective management of the new evaluation system requires the purchase of a technology tool– one that stores observation notes, teacher responses to those notes, and artifacts submitted to demonstrate proficiency.
But the agreement ends there. State-wide, districts have bought into at least five different applications. An informal survey of superintendents conducted by Dr. Elineema (Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District) details which tech tool has been purchased by each responding district. In this chart: Tech Tool chart-1, one can see how superintendents rate the tool (1-5, with five the highest score) and read brief comments about their initial experiences.
There are no easy conclusions to be gleaned from the chart. Districts currently searching for a tech tool may be able to use the data on the chart to contact districts for more information.