Executive Summary

Measures of Collective Performance

Measures of Collective Performance: the use of measures required by the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act and/or other standardized assessments used to measure the performance of groups of teachers. Measures of collective performance may assess the performance of the school, grade level, instructional department, teams or other groups of teachers. These measures can take a variety of forms including school-wide student growth measures, team-based collaborative achievement projects, and shared value-added scores for co-teaching situations.

In its first year of implementation, the school wide value-added score is being used for the 35 percent of teacher evaluations required to be measures of student learning growth for teachers of non-tested grades and subjects (NTGS). Tennessee is continuing to investigate what other measures can be used for adaptation as student learning growth methods.

In addition, another part of the Tennessee statewide evaluation system—15 percent of an educator’s rating—is based on measures selected by the teacher and the evaluator. This is in addition to the 35 percent that must be the individual’s value-added score for educators in tested subjects/grades and the school-wide value-added score for educators in non-tested subjects/grades. Through TEAC with its educator members, the state identified a set of measures for all categories of educators that could be used for the 15 percent, all of which are included in this PDF.

Among them:

  • Off-the-shelf assessments
  • 9th grade promotion to the 10th grade
  • Performance on ACT/SAT suite of assessments
  • Success in advanced coursework including dual credit and dual enrollment
  • School-wide value-added scores or TVASS

 

Links

Report: "Measuring Student Growth for Teachers in Non-Tested Grades and Subjects: A Primer"

The Federal Government and Teacher Evaluation

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