Dramatic Shift in Educator Evaluation Coming to Normandy Schools Collaborative

Fri 07/11/14 - 09:04

Beginning July 16, more than a dozen administrators in the Normandy Schools Collaborative will receive training in the state’s educator evaluation model, which will dramatically change the way the district gauges improvement among its principals and teachers.

Department staff will train principals to use the Missouri Observation Simulation Tool (MOST) along with forms and protocols to make sure teachers are maximizing class time and ultimately improving student achievement. Dr. Ty McNichols, superintendent of the Normandy Schools Collaborative, is eager to bring the district into alignment with the state’s requirements regarding educator evaluation.

“The state model is much different from the evaluation system Normandy has used in the past,” said Paul Katnik, assistant commissioner in the Office of Educator Quality. “There are two components foundational to the state model: continuous improvement for principals and teachers, and impact – both the impact of principals on teachers and students and teachers’ impact on student growth.”

The state evaluation model is built on the research articulated within the Seven Essential Principles of Effective Evaluation. Every public and charter school in Missouri must have an evaluation system that adheres to the essential principles.

Training in the evaluation model will be held July 16, 18 and 25 for Normandy administrators. Training for teachers along with administrators will be held August 6-8 at Barack Obama Elementary School, 3883 Jennings Station Road, St. Louis, Mo.