Important survey on evaluation measures

Please take a few minutes to complete a confidential, MTA-developed survey to provide your input on what measures of student learning would be appropriate to include in the evaluation of teachers and administrators. The deadline for completing it is Monday, May 14, 2012. (New deadline.)

As you know, under the new educator evaluation regulations all educators will be evaluated, in part, on their impact on student learning beginning in the 2013-14 school year. The regulations call for at least two “district-determined measures of student learning outcomes” for each educator. These measures must be comparable across grades and subjects district-wide.

If the student MCAS Student Growth Percentile score is applicable, it must be one of the two measures for both teachers and administrators. For all other educators, two district-determined measures must be identified or developed.
The survey asks school-based instructional and supervisory staff members to provide their ideas about what types of measures are appropriate for determining an educator’s impact on student learning outcomes and what types of controls should guide the inclusion of SGP scores. The survey asks about different types of learning: academic, social, emotional, behavioral, citizenship and motor skill development.

This survey is confidential. The MTA is collecting the data. There is no way for the respondent to be identified.

The results from all respondents will be aggregated and disaggregated by type of educator, for example, teacher, guidance counselor or librarian. MTA will share the aggregated and disaggregated data with professional associations that send this out to their members.

The results will be used in discussions with DESE staff as they develop guidance for the model evaluation system that is due to be disseminated in July 2012.

Click here to complete the survey. Thank you.