In compliance with the reporting requirements of Public Act 173 (Enrolled Senate Bill 103) of November 5, 2015, the District is posting the following information about our evaluation systems for teachers and administrators.
Ferndale Public Schools uses the Center for Educational Leadership’s 5 Dimensions for Teaching and Learning Framework. Information on the research base, evidence of reliability, validity and efficacy, and the actual rubrics can be found here.
Training of Evaluators
All evaluators in the district complete a comprehensive, 30-hour training program, including both traditional and/or online training. Administrators also complete calibration exercises as needed throughout the school year.
Training of Teachers
Teachers and other evaluated staff (as required) complete an FPS virtual evaluation training course.
Description of Process
Teacher evaluation takes place throughout the school year. A typical evaluation cycle consists of a teacher self-assessment, a goal setting conference, a series of classroom observations, and a year-end evaluation conference, at which the evaluator and teacher review all available data and the scoring of it. Teachers are required to submit lesson plans for all observations, as well as documentation of student growth, and are encouraged to submit other evidence and artifacts through the Pivot platform as necessary. Individual Development Plans and Plans of Improvement are developed as necessary and appropriate as a part of this process.
Ferndale Public Schools uses the School Advance Administrator Evaluation System. Information on the research base, evidence of reliability, validity and efficacy, and the actual rubrics can be found here.
Training of Evaluators and Administrators
Central administrators, as well as a team of administrators from across the district receive evaluation training. A train-the-trainer model is used to update training when necessary.
Description of Process
At the beginning of the school year, goals are established and data protocols are established. Periodically throughout the school year, each administrator shares data to support growth and goal attainment. A year-end final evaluation conference takes place, during which the administrator has the opportunity to provide data and other evidence to support his or her evaluation. Individual Development Plans and Plans of Improvement are developed as necessary and appropriate as a part of this process.
Curriculum & Instruction Department
Ferndale, MI 48220