Tuesday, March 26, 2013

SMART Teacher Evaluation

This year we have switched our teacher evaluation process.  We have to write 2 SMART goals.  One for student achievement and one for teacher professional practice.  As part of the process we have to demonstrate and collect artifacts and show evidence that we are meeting our goals and the teaching standards.  Many schools in Massachusetts have moved to this new tool.  Is this something that your state/district/school is using?

My focus for my students is to maintain/or improve their GMADE math stanines from the fall to the spring.  My professional goal is to implement strategies to improve the area of math. 

Here are some things I have implemented during the school year to meet my goals:
  • New math curriculum aligned to the Common Core
  • Guided Math groups 2x a week (flexible grouping)
  • Fact Fluency Practice- home and in class (2x a week)
  • Fact Fluency Checks- daily in the beginning, now 2x a week
  • Problem of the Day
  • Pre/Post Tests to drive instruction and develop grouping
Now I have to collect evidence to demonstrate the teaching standards and my goals.  Blogging is a great way to demonstrate the ways I meet all the standards.  

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I think I would love this system. We are in the process of adopting Charlotte Danielson, and it is so stressful.