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TLE Working Group #2
The Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (TLE) Commission is working with educators to establish recommendations to the Oklahoma State Board of Education regarding the quantitative portions of the TLE Evaluation System.
The first working group has completed the task of drafting the guidelines for Other Academic Measures, and their recommendations were presented to the State Board of Education for approval on Wednesday, December 19. We would like to invite you to be a part of the second working group, which will be established for Commission Members and other interested parties to study the research, consider the options, draft guidance documents, and dive deep into the details of the recommendations for the TLE system.
The second working group will focus on: Quantitative Measures/Calculations for Non-Tested Grades and Subjects and Teachers without a Teaching Assignment
The quantitative portion of teacher and leader evaluations under the TLE System, which will comprise 35% of the evaluation, will be calculated based on Value-Added or Student Growth Data. In addressing those teachers and leaders in grades and subjects for which there is no state-mandated testing measure to create a quantitative assessment, the TLE Commission and the Oklahoma State Board of Education have chosen to:
Conduct more research to determine the appropriate measure(s) of student achievement taking into account a combination of multiple measures and including teacher, leader, and specialist input.
A list of options needs to be drafted for presentation to the TLE Commission and the Oklahoma State Board of Education. In addition, consideration must be given as to whether or not percentages for qualitative/quantitative measures should be adjusted for teachers of non-tested grades/subjects and those without a teaching assignment.
Any TLE Commission Member or other interested party may participate in the working group, but it is essential that attendees register so that we have enough space, handouts, facilitators, etc.
■ TLE Working Group #2 Schedule
TLE Working Group #2 (Drafting the recommendations for the Quantitative Portion of the TLE for Teachers/Leaders of Non-Tested Grades and Subjects and Teachers without a Teaching Assignment) will meet on the following dates:
Session #1: VIDEO CONFERENCE OVER-VIEW - Wednesday, January 9, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
These sessions are tentatively scheduled. Dates and venue are subject to number of participants:
Session #2: Tuesday, January 22, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (lunch on your own from 12-1)
Session #3: Tuesday, February 5, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (lunch on your own from 12-1)
Session #4, if needed: Tuesday, February 12, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (lunch on your own from 12-1)
Registration for this working group will be open until Friday, January 11, 2012.
■ Registration for TLE Working Group #2
To register as a participant in TLE Working Group #2, go to http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5086513900. As stated previously, it is very important for all participants to register by Friday, January 11. An appropriate room in the OKC Metro Area will be selected based on the number of registrants.
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