teacher evaluation

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Kansas Seeks Public Input on Development of New Teacher Evaluation Standards

Kansas is changing the way it evaluates the performance of both students and teachers. As part of the process, the State Department of Education is holding a series of focus groups throughout the state, and one is scheduled for the metro area later this week. In order to receive a federal waiver of the requirements … Continue reading

Kansas State Board of Education Meeting — February 12-13

The Kansas State Board of Education met Tuesday, Feb. 12 and Wednesday, Feb. 13. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: An announcement that the state department of education will cooperate with the State Highway Patrol to offer Active Shooter Training to public school employees. According to Diane DeBacker, state education commissioner, … Continue reading

October School Board Reports — Week 3

The Kansas and Missouri State Boards of Education as well as eight local school boards met last week. Kansas Bonner Springs/Edwardsville Highlight: Routine responsibilities of governance Hickman Mills Highlight: Received metal detector search log summary and police report State Board of Education Highlights: Heard an update on the new Kansas Educator Evaluation Protocol (KEEP), the … Continue reading

October School Board Reports — Week 2

15 local school boards met last week. Kansas Basehor Linwood Highlight: Heard financial audit report for fiscal year that ended last summer Blue Valley Highlight: Received a report on the district’s annual financial audit De Soto Highlights: Considered adopting a district policy governing “Energy Conservation” Heard an enrollment report, which showed an increase of 89 students (which … Continue reading

New Teacher Evaluation System on Agenda for Missouri State Board of Education

A new teacher evaluation system is undergoing some final tweaks as Missouri Department of Education staff members develop a proposal for possible approval by the State Board of Education next month. During their May meeting, board members heard an update on this project. According to the update, education department staff members are making revisions based on … Continue reading

Evaluating Teachers & Building a New Elementary School on Olathe School Board Agenda This Week

Olathe School District’s Board of Education will meet Thursday, May 3, at 6 p.m. In addition to routine agenda items — such as purchasing new textbooks and approving student trips to the International Thespian Festival and the Science Olympiad National Tournament — board members will discuss construction of a new school and the district’s teacher evaluation process. During … Continue reading

Teacher Evaluation System Changing in Missouri

The way the state of Missouri evaluates teacher effectiveness is changing, and members of the State Board of Education may approve the new evaluation system during their June meeting. Board members heard an update on the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s development of the new system during their April board meeting. The system is based … Continue reading

Basehor-Linwood School District Enters the Matrix

Basehor-Linwood was one of the first school districts to enter the Matrix. This week the superintendent and one of his principals shared their experiences at the Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) annual conference in Wichita. To enter the Matrix, they didn’t have to plug themselves into a computer network the way Neo did in … Continue reading

Here’s a Radical Idea: Use Standardized Tests to Guide Student Growth, Not Just Grade Schools

Critics of standardized assessments — such as the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) test — voice concern that test results are not available in a timely manner for teachers to use in helping students learn. Instead, Missouri districts uses the results primarily for bureaucratic purposes, to file their Annual Performance Reports (APR). But that may be … Continue reading

Two Local Districts Helping Kansas Test New Way to Evaluate Educators

Two metropolitan area school districts are pilot sites this year for a new educator evaluation program the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is developing. Administrators in the Spring Hill School District will be piloting the district and building leader evaluation programs, and some educators in the Kansas City, Kansas School District will be piloting … Continue reading


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