Beginning this school year, evidence used in the evaluation process must include student feedback (for teachers) and staff feedback (for administrators). For more details, please read Part VIII of the Model System or this Quick Reference Guide.
One important decision for districts is whether to use student surveys across the district, educator-selected instruments, or some combination of the two approaches.
Districts also have choices about how to use the survey results. Districts may choose to only allow teachers, and not district administrators, to view survey results. Teachers would then be expected to incorporate evidence gleaned from the surveys into their self-assessment and goal-setting.
The Collaborative can help with the student and staff feedback in several ways. First, we offer a workshop on the topic November 19. We are bringing outside expertise to the Pioneer Valley. Aaron Feuer, CEO of Panorama Education, the state’s chosen vendor for survey data aggregation, will speak to our Curriculum Director PLC September 19 and at the Technology in Education Conference on January 15. In addition, we will provide tech support to districts interested in independently aggregating survey data.