announcement

 

announcement

Observation and conferencing. The evaluator or evaluators of each teacher or administrator shall conduct a pre-observation conference during which the teacher or administrator shall provide the evaluator or evaluators with relevant information. A teacher shall provide information concerning the planning of the lesson to be observed as well as any other information the teacher considerspertinent. The observation shall occur at a time and place established in advance,shall be of sufficient duration to provide meaningful data which, in the case of a teacher, shall be not less than the duration of one complete lesson. In the case of a teacher, the observation shall be conducted using the components of effective teaching, as well as any additional local board criteria included in the job description. (page 13, lines 27-30 and page 14, lines 1-6 of Act 54 0f 2010) 

No matter what you are being told, ANY observation which will be scored must be announced — that means a pre-observation conference must occur in which you and your observer discuss the lesson plan being evaluated. If this is not happening, they are in violation of the law. You have a right to rebut ALL Observations.  Call Red River United immediately after receiving an observation result. You only have 15 business days to turn in a rebuttal (grievances must be fliled within 5 buisness days). Our mantra: SEE – SIGN – REBUT.
  • You must be given a pre and post observation conference
  • You must be evaluated for an entire lesson
  • You must be given a post observation conference within 10 days of the observation
  • You must be given a copy of the paperwork
  • You and the evaluator must both sign and date the paperwork
  • You always have a right to a rebuttal, regardless of the score
  • You have 15 working days to respond to your evaluation
  • Your rebuttal must remains affixed to your evaluation
  • You have a right to request another evaluation (under certain conditions)
  • You have the right to request another evaluator (under certain conditions)

Despite many claims to the contrary, educational professionals CAN earn a 4.0. There are a lot of factors, some highly subjective, that go into an evaluation. Don’t let yourself be burned by a poor evaluation. Red River United is here to help.