Members stand behind system, but ready to improve where needed
Douglas County School Board President John Carson
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The district hired "Teaching and Learning Solutions" to help train evaluators on this system, and the recommendation was NOT to use it yet. The vast majority of evaluators didn't fall within the standard deviation and therefore didn't "pass" the use of the evaluation. Taxpayer money (around $85K) was paid to an independent, expert company who advised against using this evaluation. Any reader can visit the CDE website to see the State evaluation document, which is anything but convoluted and complex, but is clear, reliable and valid, and was created using legitimate teacher input. CDE's system was piloted without teacher evaluations or pay tied to it during the pilot stage, where it was examined to determine "what went well, what can be improved . . . " (source: Teaching and Learning Solutions Final Report, Douglas County, October 2012. Data Analysis & Summary Final Report. Available from Ed News Colorado: http://www.ednewscolorado.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/principaltraining.pdf)
The final version of the District's evaluation system (CITE) wasn't even available until after January and some teachers (speech language pathologists, for example) had to be evaluated on the document created for classroom teachers. These are two vastly different positions that cannot be evaluated by one document. It is ridiculous that the district rolled this out without adequate planning or implementation. I have no confidence that anything is going to improve.
Corey McNellis was a two-time Colorado wrestling champion at Ponderosa. His older brother Chris was the Mustangs' first-ever state champ.
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