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Educator Effectiveness Toolkit - Student Learning & Growth


Educator Effectiveness

Multiple Measures - Student Learning & Growth


Due to the complex nature of teaching and administrator practice, a single measure does not provide sufficient evidence to evaluate performance. When combined, multiple measures provide a body of evidence that informs the educator’s evaluation resulting in a more accurate and valid judgment about performance and professional growth needs.

Student learning and growth means measures of student progress (across two or more points in time) and of proficiency/mastery (at a single point in time) in relation to state or national standards. Student learning and growth is evidenced by state assessments as well as national, international, district-wide and other valid and reliable assessments and collections of student work. Educators, in collaboration with their supervisor/evaluator will set learning goals aligned to state or national standards for their students and use assessments to measure their progress toward these goals.

STATE
Oregon statute (SB 290), Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) and the ESEA waiver criteria require local evaluation and support systems to incorporate a robust set of measures of student learning and growth for all students as a significant contributor to the overall performance rating of teachers and administrators.


Guidance

UPDATED 06.14 Guidance for Setting Student Learning and Growth (SLG)
ODE submitted the revised SLG guidance as part of the state’s final guidelines for educator evaluation and support systems to the U.S. Department of Education (USED) for approval of the ESEA waiver on May 1, 2014. As of this date, these guidelines are currently being reviewed by USED therefore final approval of the contents of this document is pending. It is possible that some contents of the SLG guidance might be modified.
Oregon Criteria for High Quality Assessments
Districts can use this criteria to evaluate the quality of assessments whether they are purchased from an outside source or developed internally as well as assessment vocabulary and other planning considerations.
Assessment Guidance
The guidance posted on this page will represent a growing body of resources that districts can use to evaluate the quality of assessments whether they are purchased from an outside source or developed internally.

Training Materials

Videos
This series of seven training videos filmed during the Round 1 Workshop Series will walk you through a rigorous process (start-to-finish) of setting, monitoring, and analyzing the outcomes of both a Student Learning & Growth Goal and Professional Goal; utilizing baseline data; and incorporating progress monitoring of data and instructional and professional strategies throughout development.
  • Student Learning and Growth PPT
  • Student Learning and Growth Participant Handouts


  • Tools/Templates

    Teachers

    Administrators

    Teacher Goal Setting Template


    Administrator Goal Setting Template
    Sample Teacher SLG Goals
    Sample Administrator SLG Goals

    Resources


    The materials listed here are designed to provide background information on this piece of the educator effectiveness system and include reasearch-based resources that have been vetted at the national level.
    Measuring Teachers’ Contributions to Student Learning Growth for Nontested Grades and Subjects
    This Research & Policy Brief from the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality was developed to help states consider options for assessing student learning growth for the majority of teachers who teach content not assessed through standardized tests.
    Challenges in Evaluating Special Education Teachers and English Language Learner Specialists
    This Research & Policy Brief from the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality addresses the challenges associated with evaluating special education teachers and English language learner specialists, particularly in accurately measuring student achievement growth and connecting that growth to teacher effects.
    Student Learning Evidence
    This PowerPoint by Linda Darling-Hammond was presented at the 2012 Educator Effectiveness Summit in Portland.

    Guiding Questions For Standards for Student Learning & Growth




    Contacts
    • Theresa Richards Email    (503) 947-5736
      Educator Effectiveness - Director
    • Tanya Frisendahl Email    (503) 947-5754
      Educator Effectiveness - Education Specialist
    • Sarah Martin Email    (503) 947-5668
      Educator Effectiveness - Ed. Specialist, Instructional Resources
    • Sarah Phillips Email    (503) 947-5783
      Educator Effectiveness - Education Program Specialist
    • Brian Putnam Email    (503) 947-5806
      Educator Effectiveness - Educator Effectiveness Specialist

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