Effectiveness Project Teacher Performance Evaluation System (TPES) Overview

Watch a combined overview of the Teacher & Educational Specialist Performance Evaluation Systems: TPES & ESPES Overview
The primary purposes of the Teacher Performance Evaluation System (TPES) are to:
  • Optimize student learning and growth
  • Improve the quality of instruction by ensuring accountability for classroom/learner performance and teacher/educational specialist effectiveness
  • Contribute to successful achievement of the goals and objectives defined in the vision, mission, and goals of the school district
  • Provide a basis for instructional improvement through productive teacher performance appraisal and professional growth
  • Implement a performance evaluation system that promotes trust and a collaborative partnership between the teacher and evaluator promoting self-reflection, professional growth, instructional effectiveness, and improvement of overall job performance
  • Professional Knowledge
  • Instructional Planning
  • Instructional Delivery
  • Assessment FOR/OF Learning
  • Learning Environment
  • Professionalism
The distinguishing characteristics of TPES include:
  • A focus on the relationship between professional performance and improved learner academic achievement
  • Sample performance indicators for each of the educator performance standards
  • A system for documenting educator performance based on multiple data sources including goal setting, documentation log, surveys, observations
  • A procedure for conducting performance reviews that stresses  accountability, promotes professional improvement, and increases the involvement of educators in the evaluation process
  • A support system for providing assistance when needed
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