What if my rating is D or I?

For those who receive a rating of Developing or Ineffective, there is a process in place to support you.

If your rating is Ineffective

You should file an I rating appeal.

Bring all of your observation reports, written feedback, any logs you kept or emails you sent and received to the borough office to file an appeal. Ask the borough office staff to determine if your appeal is eligible to be part of the 13 percent that can go to a panel for review. If not, your appeal will go forward to the Chancellor’s Level.

You will receive a Teacher Improvement Plan.

Teachers who are rated D or I will receive a Teacher Improvement Plan (TIP). The Teacher Improvement Plan is limited to three areas of improvement related to a teacher’s rating. A supervisor will determine up to two areas of improvement. The teacher will determine the third. The teacher must provide this choice to the administration before Oct. 1 because the TIP needs to be written by Oct. 1.

You will be observed by a Peer Independent Evaluator.

A teacher rated Ineffective the prior school year will have three informal observations by a Peer Independent Evaluator. Those observations will be based on the five components of Domains 2 and 3. At the end of the school year, these component ratings will be averaged, and the result will be weighted as 10 percent of the teacher’s MOTP score.

In addition, if a teacher with an overall rating of Ineffective for the 2016-17 school year also receives an overall rating of Ineffective at the end of the 2017-18 school year, and the overall rating continues to be Ineffective when the rating of the Peer Independent Evaluator (instead of the school evaluator) is combined with the MOSL result, then there is a rebuttable presumption (i.e., a presumption that can be challenged) of incompetence should the teacher be brought up on disciplinary charges.

If your rating is Developing

You will receive a Teacher Improvement Plan.

Teachers who are rated D or I will receive a Teacher Improvement Plan (TIP). The Teacher Improvement Plan is limited to three areas of improvement related to a teacher’s rating. A supervisor will determine up to two areas of improvement. The teacher will determine the third. The teacher must provide this choice to the administration before Oct. 1 because the TIP needs to be written by Oct. 1.

You may be eligible to file an appeal.

Bring all of your observation reports, written feedback, any logs you kept or emails you sent and received to the borough office. Ask the borough office staff to determine if your appeal is eligible to be part of the 13 percent that can go to a panel for review.

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