• Principal/Assistant Principal Professional Practice
    Professional Practices are the day-to-day activities in which educators engage as they go about their daily work. Professional practices included in the rubric are those one would expect an educator to demonstrate at each level of the rating scale.

    An educator’s Professional Practice Rating consists of two components:
    1. Observations based on the six Quality Standards that measure professional practice
    2. Required Artifacts: Teacher Perception Survey, percentage and number of teacher who are rated as highly effective, effective, partially effective, and ineffective, and percentage and number of teachers who are improving their performance.

    Observations based on the Six Quality Standards - Evaluators rate the educator on each element of each standard separately and then use the ratings to determine the overall professional practices rating. The collective individual element scores will determine the overall score for the standard and the scores for the standards will determine the overall professional practices rating. This overall rating will account for 50 percent of the educator’s effectiveness rating. Note: Comments are required for standard ratings of “Basic” or “Partially Proficient” and recommended for all rating levels. For information on how the rubric is used see pgs. 17-25 in the TSD Educator Effectiveness User's Guide.

    The approved system for weighting Principal Quality Standard elements equally distributes weight amongst elements. In order to include multiple measures in professional practice, principals are required to provide evidence from the following measures to their primary evaluator.
    Principal Professional Practice  All elements are weighted equally at 2%
    Standard 1 – Strategic Leadership – 4 Elements – 8%
    Standard 2 – Instruction Leadership – 5 Elements – 10%
    Standard 3 – School Culture and Equity Leadership – 4 Elements – 8%
    Standard 4 – Human Resource Leadership – 3 Elements – 6%
    Standard 5 – Managerial Leadership – 6 Elements – 12%
    Standard 6 – External Development Leadership – 3 Elements – 6%

    Required Artifacts – Principals and assistant principals must discuss with their evaluator the following measures which will be used to inform the Principal Quality Standard Rubric by April 29, 2016:
    Teacher Perception Survey
    • Percentage and number of teacher ratings
    • Percentage and number of teacher improvement
    A reflection that explicitly links the measure to elements within the Principal Quality Standard Rubric is required along with all supporting documents for the required measures.

    The Final Ratings Calculator can be used to forecast Professional Practice Ratings, Measures of Student Learning Ratings, and Final Ratings.