There seems to have been a lot of confusion this year regarding the evaluation process.
The first thing I suggest is that you familiarize yourself with Article 19 of the contract. It’s on our website in the Resources section.
Here are some of the most common questions that I’m asked:
Does the five (5) evaluation cycle still exist?
Yes, it does, by mutual agreement of the evaluator and the member to be evaluated: See section 19.3.2 B.
Can you be formally observed and evaluated before you do your Goals and Objectives conference?
No, how could that be possible? The elements for evaluation of performance will be in accordance with the criteria mutually agreed upon at the initial conference. See Section 19.3.3
Can my Goals and Objectives be already determined for me by the administrator?
Absolutely NOT! Goals and Objectives are mutually agreed upon by the evaluator and the evaluatee, not predetermined. See Section 19.3.3. This is also written at the top of the Goals and Objectives form. The elements used for evaluation of performance will be in accordance with the criteria mutually agreed upon by the evaluator and the evaluatee at the initial conference. See page 111 of the contract.
How many times can they come into my classroom?
There is no number! Hopefully, the large group visits aren’t disruptive when they do come to visit.
Again review Article 19 in the contract. If that doesn’t answer any other questions you may have, feel free to call or email me.