Project: Year 7 2018–2019

Alabama Educator Effectiveness

The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) will assist the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) as it implements multiple metric educator evaluation systems that meet federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirements.

Technical Assistance Approach

The SECC will facilitate meetings with state education agency (SEA) staff from across the agency and members of the Alabama Professional Learning Committee (APLC) to look at professional learning being provided to districts and schools and to devise a cohesive framework for providing professional learning opportunities to educators in the state. The SECC will share resources and expertise with the department and APLC that support the design of evidenced-based professional learning and evaluation of services.

Impact
  • Intra- and inter-organization consensus (within and between the SEA and the APLC) on framework of statewide system of professional learning for educators in districts and schools
  • Cohesive SEA framework for providing professional learning support to districts and schools (improved organizational structures and processes)
  • Increased SEA capacity for monitoring the effective implementation of the statewide system of support 
  • Improved organizational structures and processes
Project State(s)

Project Updates

Most Recent Update: 2018 | October

The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) met with the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) in late-October to confirm milestones, outputs, and outcomes for the Educator Effectiveness project. Some revisions were made to the work plan, including timelines and milestones. Because the state does not currently have a professional learning or educator evaluation system in place, milestones related to the alignment between the two systems were omitted. Other milestones were addressed to shorten respective timelines.

During the month of November, SECC will provide a list of resources needed to create the teacher and leader evaluation system, including resources shared with past state education agency (SEA) staff no longer assigned in that office and newer resources that have been developed within the past year. The SECC team also will begin planning for supporting the state with collaborating on a draft definition of teacher and leader ineffectiveness and metrics for measuring educator effectiveness.

 

Previous Updates:

The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) met with the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) in late-October to confirm milestones, outputs, and outcomes for the Educator Effectiveness project. Some revisions were made to the work plan, including timelines and milestones. Because the state does not currently have a professional learning or educator evaluation system in place, milestones related to the alignment between the two systems were omitted. Other milestones were addressed to shorten respective timelines.

During the month of November, SECC will provide a list of resources needed to create the teacher and leader evaluation system, including resources shared with past state education agency (SEA) staff no longer assigned in that office and newer resources that have been developed within the past year. The SECC team also will begin planning for supporting the state with collaborating on a draft definition of teacher and leader ineffectiveness and metrics for measuring educator effectiveness.