Overview of Student Growth Measures Carolyn Everidge-Frey, Assistant Director
Ohio Teacher Evaluation System
Ohio Revised Code and Teacher Evaluation …Any person who is employed under a teacher license issued under this chapter, or under a professional or permanent teacher’s certificate issued under former section 3319.222 of the Revised Code, and who spends at least fifty per cent of the time employed providing student instruction. ORC 3319.111
Who should be evaluated?
Complete Performance Rubric
Observation (both completed by May 1)
Post-conference Complete Performance Rubric Written Report (by May 10)
Classroom Walkthroughs/ Informal Observations
Formal Observation and Classroom Walkthroughs/ Informal Observations
Mid-Year Review and Conference
Professional Growth Plan
Teacher performance on Standards
Ohio Teacher Evaluation System
Definition of Student Growth
The change in student achievement for an individual student between two or more points in time.
What do we know? 3 types of measures 3 categories of teachers District discretion and flexibility
HB 555 Changes Category A
Implementation The majority of districts in the state are required to fully implement OTES in 2013-2014
Due to differing legislative effective dates, districts should seek the advice of their legal counsel if uncertain
What is Value-Added? A statistical method that helps educators measure the impact schools and educators make on students' academic growth rates from year to year.
With Value-Added Schools Can: Measure educators’ influence on the academic growth rates of students Target instruction on students’ needs
Determine where curriculum and instruction are having the greatest impact on learning
Value-Added Phased-in implementationmath and reading, 4-8 A 3 year rolling average is used so that clear patterns can emerge
Future Assessments The following are projected to have Value-Added: • 5th & 8th Science; 4th & 6th Social Studies • EOC Physical Science & Biology • EOC English I, II, III • EOC Algebra I - II & Geometry • EOC American History & Government
Value-Added Weights A1 Teachers - **26% - 50%
A2 Teachers - Proportionate to schedule; 10% - 50%
Approved Vendor Assessments
Approved Vendor Assessment ODE approved vendor list
Must provide a 1-5 teacher-level rating
List is fluid and is updated annually
Approved Vendor Assessment Category B teachers must use 10% - 50%
Category A teachers may use as a local measure at the discretion of their district
3 Types of Local Measures Student Learning Objectives (SLOs)
Approved vendor assessments for Category A2 teachers (proportionate)
Shared Attribution Encourages collaborative goals and may include: • Building or District Value-Added is recommended if available; • Content Area Building Teams may use a Value-Added score; and • Building or District-based SLOs
What is an SLO? A measurable, long‐term academic goal informed by available data that a teacher or teacher team sets at the beginning of the year for all students or for subgroups of students.
Do all Teachers Need to Write SLOs? In full implementation, teachers using SLOs as a growth measure will write two to four per year regardless of category.
Why is Ohio Using SLOs? Reinforce promising teaching practices and connect practice to student learning Used in all subjects/content areas
Potential For Collaboration
SLO Approval SLOs are approved at the local level ODE recommends an existing committee Provide feedback: both cool & warm
The SLO Development Process
SLOs Components Include: • Baseline & Trend Data • Student Population • Interval of Instruction • Standards & Content • Assessment(s) • Growth Target(s) • Rationale for Growth Target(s)
SLO Template Checklist
Baseline and Trend Data: Identifies source(s) and summarizes student information (test score from previous years, results of pre-assessments) in numerical and narrative form. Draws upon trend data, if available. Summarizes analysis of data by identifying student strengths and weaknesses.
Sample Table for Baseline Data Baseline Score (based on pre-assessment)
Number of Students
score < 60
Growth Target (for post-assessment; whichever is greater)
How Could This Student Population Be Improved? Student Population
• The SLO covers 22 5th grade math students. • Students with IEPs will receive accommodations.
Sample Student Population • The SLO covers all 57 6th grade science students, which I teach 1st/2nd periods • 7-IEP students (6 reading, 1 math) • 2-504 students (ADHD, hearing impairment) • 7-Gifted students (science) • Students with 45 or more unexcused or excused days will be excluded from the final rating
Measures for SLOs SLOs can be created drawing on different data sources: •vendor assessments not on the ODE list •Career & Technical Educational assessments •locally-developed assessments •performance assessments •portfolios.
How Could This Interval of Instruction Be Improved? Interval of Instruction
• The interval of instruction is second semester 2013. • January 17 – April 15.
Sample Interval of Instruction This is a yearlong course taught in one 41 minute period per day.
The SLO interval of instruction begins August 27, 2013, and ends on April 15, 2014.
Standards and Content: Specify which standards the SLO covers. Represents the big ideas or domains of the content. (Teacher should explain why s/he believes these are the most important.)
Identifies core knowledge/skills students should attain if the SLO is targeted.
Selecting Assessments for SLOs Selecting and approving assessments is a challenging and important step.
ODE strongly recommends districts not allow assessments created by one teacher for use in his or her classroom
Assessment(s): Identifies valid & reliable assessments reviewed by content experts. (State who created / reviewed it? Describe its structure.)
Describes how the assessment provides “stretch” for both low and high achieving. Provides specific details on how multiple tests will be combined into a one score. Follows assessment guidelines.
Growth Target(s) The targets should reflect high expectations for student achievement that are developmentally appropriate. The targets should be rigorous yet attainable.
How Could This Growth Target Be Improved? Target 1
Students scoring 80 or lower on the preassessment will increase their scores on the similar postassessment by at least 10 points. Any students scoring 81 or higher on the pre-assessment will maintain their scores. 44
Example Growth Targets Target 3
Taking into account student’s entry level of skill, all students will meet their target score on the post assessment: PreAssessment Baseline Score Range
Target Score on Post-Assessment
41-60 61-80 81-90
Rationale for Growth Target(s) High-quality SLOs include strong justifications for why the goal is important and achievable.
The rationale ties it ALL together.
Rationale for Growth Target(s): Demonstrates teacher knowledge of students & content. Explains why the targets are appropriate. Addresses student needs. Uses data to identify student needs & determine appropriate targets. Aligns with broader school/district goals. Sets rigorous expectations for students and teacher
SLO Scoring Template
SLO Scoring Matrix Percentage of students that met or exceeded growth target
59 or less
Entered in eTPES
Future Trainings Assessment Literacy Training SGM/ SLO Trainings Online Modules
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