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 provide content expertise and evidence-based resources for guiding the development of a statewide model for teacher and leader evaluation, including defining teacher and leader effectiveness, determining metrics of effectiveness, and aligning educator evaluation outcomes with professional learning.

Impact

• Increased state education agency (SEA) capacity to develop and implement a statewide teacher and leader evaluation model (Improved organizational structures and processes)

• Increased SEA capacity to measure teacher and leader effectiveness (Improved materials and assets)

• Increased SEA capacity to align teacher and leader professional learning needs with evaluation outcomes (Improved organizational structures and processes)

Project State(s)

Project Updates

Most Recent Update: 2018 | December

The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) met internally to prepare for its first meeting with the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) to begin working on drafting a definition of ineffective educators and determining metrics to measure effectiveness. In addition, SECC staff met via conference call with the state contact to co-develop an agenda and meeting outcomes. The meeting was postponed for January.

In January, SECC and ALSDE project team members will meet virtually in January to begin planning for their first on-site meeting where they will begin working on defining ineffective educators and determining possible metrics for effectiveness.

 

Previous Updates:

The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) met internally to prepare for its first meeting with the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) to begin working on drafting a definition of ineffective educators and determining metrics to measure effectiveness. In addition, SECC staff met via conference call with the state contact to co-develop an agenda and meeting outcomes. The meeting was postponed for January.

In January, SECC and ALSDE project team members will meet virtually in January to begin planning for their first on-site meeting where they will begin working on defining ineffective educators and determining possible metrics for effectiveness.

The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) generated a list of resources that were shared previously during Year 5 with Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) staff who are no longer with the department. These resources included the following: Activity Handouts (compilation of student learning objectives resources from other states and trainings), AL Student Achievement Growth Goals (SAGGs) SECC PowerPoint, 11/16/16; and Spectrum of State Approaches to Growth Models PowerPoint.

The SECC and ALSDE are scheduled to meet in December to begin working on the development of a draft definition of teacher and leader ineffectiveness and metrics for measuring educator effectiveness.

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.