Coping with the new teacher evaluation

(from the New Action leaflet distributed at the June 2013 UFT Delegate Assembly).
For a printable version click: Leaflet 2013 June

Coping with the new teacher evaluation

The system is here, like it or not. We are immediately faced with complexities: school-based committee to choose local measures, organizing 30 hours of PD next year, advising members on observation options, teaching members about professional conferences, domains, components, artifacts. Soon we will need to learn about how ratings are calculated, how test scores trump all, and the consequences for Ineffective Ratings, and, critically, for Developing Ratings.

Our Chapter Leaders need concrete information so we can properly participate in implementation, and assist our members. We need to know what to do if our principals don’t adhere to the rules. We need a central hotline for questions.

There will be time to point fingers. There will be time to write puff pieces. That time is not now. Now is the time to figure out how to protect our members and their rights.


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    zulma, retired NYC math teacher

    I’ve tried to read the document that King provided regarding the new teacher evaluation. Its complexities and the convolutions in the document were too difficult to understand unless it’s broken down in user-friendly, teacher-accessible terms.

    I hope someone can provide a primer of what the new teacher evaluation expectations are and an easy-to-understand rubric rating chart of HEDI.

    I’m waiting for the 3012-c for Dummies book to come out.

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