Teacher Evaluation

  • NC Teacher Evaluation Process

    Guilford County Schools uses the NC Teacher Evaluation Process for evaluating Licensed personnel. This process is based on the NC Professional Teaching Standards approved by the State Board of Education.  

    The NC State Board of Education policy regarding the evaluation of licensed personnel may be viewed on the State Board of Education web site.  The policy establishing the teacher performance appraisal process is TCP-C-004.   

    The North Carolina Teacher Evaluation Process shall include the following components:
     
    Component 1: Training (All Licensed Employees)

    Before participating in the evaluation process, all licensed personnel must be provided training on the evaluation process.

    Component 2: Orientation (All Licensed Employees)

    Within two weeks of an employee’s first day of work in any school year, the principal/evaluator will provide the employee with a copy of or directions for obtaining access to a copy of:

              A. The appropriate North Carolina Licensed Evaluation Rubric

              B. The North Carolina Evaluation policy

              C. And a schedule for completing all components of the evaluation process

    Component 3: Self-Assessment (All Licensed Employees)

    Using the appropriate North Carolina Evaluation Rubric the licensed employee shall rate his or her own performance at the beginning of the year and reflect on his or her performance throughout the year.

    Component 4: Pre-Observation Conference (All Licensed Employees)

    Before the first formal observation, the principal/evaluator shall meet with the licensed employee to discuss his/her self- assessment based on the appropriate North Carolina Evaluation Rubric, the employee’s most recent professional growth plan, and the lesson(s)/professional activities to be observed. The employee will provide the principal/evaluator with a written description of the lesson(s). The goal of this conference is to prepare the principal/evaluator for the observation. Pre-Observation conferences are not required for subsequent observations.

    Component 5: The North Carolina Evaluation Process shall be conducted annually, according to one of the following:

    EVALUATION CYCLE AND OBSERVATIONS - TEACHERS

    Comprehensive Evaluation Cycle

    New teachers/staff who have not been employed for at least three consecutive years will be evaluated on this evaluation cycle. The principal shall conduct a Comprehensive Evaluation which includes at least three formal observations. A peer shall conduct one formal observation of a new teacher. A formal observation shall last at least forty-five (45) minutes or an entire class period.

    Self-Assessment
    Professional Development Plan
    Formal Observation (with pre and post-conference)
    Formal Observation (with post-conference)
    Formal Observation (with post-conference)
    Peer Observation (with post-conference)
    Summative Evaluation Conference
    Summary Rating Form
     

    Standard Evaluation Cycle

    Experienced teachers/staff (including those with career status) that have completed three or more consecutive years may be evaluated on this cycle. The principal shall conduct observations in accordance with one of the evaluation cycle types for all teachers/staff with greater than three years of experience. During the licensure renewal year, the principal shall conduct a standard evaluation cycle. A formal observation shall last at least forty-five (45) minutes or an entire class period. An informal observation shall be at least twenty (20) minutes in duration.

    Self-Assessment
    Professional Development Plan
    Formal Observation (with pre and post-conference)
    Observation (Formal or Informal)
    Observation (Formal or Informal)
    Summative Evaluation Conference
    Summary Rating Form
     

    Abbreviated Evaluation Cycle

    Experienced teachers/staff (including those with career status) who have completed three consecutive years of experience may receive the *abbreviated evaluation cycle, which includes two informal observations. A formal observation shall last at least forty-five (45) minutes or an entire class period. An informal observation shall be at least twenty (20) minutes in duration.

    Self-Assessment
    Professional Development Plan
    Observation on Standards 1 and 4 (Formal or Informal)
    Observation on Standards 1 and 4 (Formal or Informal)
    Summative Evaluation Conference on Standards 1, 4 and 6
    Summary Rating Form on Standards 1, 4 and 6
      

    *The Abbreviated Evaluation Cycle must be during the non-licensure renewal year.           

      

    Component 6: Post-Observation Conference

    The principal shall conduct a post-observation conference no later than ten school days after each formal observation.  During the post-observation conference, the principal and teacher shall discuss and document on the Rubric the strengths and weaknesses of the teacher’s performance during the observed lesson.

     

    Component 7:  Summary Evaluation Conference and Scoring the Teacher Summary Rating Form

    Prior to the end of the school year and in accordance with LEA timelines, the principal shall conduct a summary evaluation conference with the teacher.  During the summary evaluation conference, the principal and teacher shall discuss the teacher’s self-assessment, the teacher’s most recent Professional Growth Plan, the components of the North Carolina Teacher Evaluation Process completed during the year, classroom observations, artifacts submitted or collected during the evaluation process and other evidence of the teacher’s performance on the Rubric.

    At the conclusion of the North Carolina Teacher Evaluation Process, the principal shall:

    A. Give a rating for each Element in the Rubric;

    B. Make a written comment on any Element marked “Not Demonstrated”;

    C. Give an overall rating of each Standard in the Rubric;

    D. Provide the teacher with the opportunity to add comments to the Teacher  Summary Rating Form;

    E.  Review the completed Teacher Summary Rating Form with the teacher; and

    F.  Secure the teacher’s signature on the Record of Teacher Evaluation Activities and Teacher Summary Rating Form.

     

    Component 8: Professional Development Plans
     
    Individual Growth Plans 
    Monitored Growth Plans
    Directed Growth Plans 

    Teacher Evaluation Process At-A-Glance

    Training

    NC Evaluation Process Training may occur in-person or online. All teachers must complete the training for the NC Teacher Evaluation System prior ro beginning the evaluation process. Please use click here to access the online training module provided by the North Carolina Department of Instruction.

    Classroom Teacher Evaluation Process At-A-Glance

    Evaluation Tools

          NC Teacher Evaluation Evaluation Process - This link provides access to a detailed description of the

         evaluation process.

         Teacher Evaluation Calendar 

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