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Educator Evaluation

Archives: Student Impact Rating and DDMs

DDMs Development Resources
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Using Current Assessments in DDMs: Leveraging the Curriculum-Embedded Performance Assessments From the Model Curriculum Units.
This guidance document outlines a three step process to support districts in developing a DDM that builds on current assessments. Two examples, based on the Model Curriculum Units, demonstrate how this process looks in practice.
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How to Develop Effective Core Course Objectives to Support Selection of DDMs
Learn the process for developing Core Course Objectives to support the selection of DDMs that are well-aligned to the most important content.
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Guidance for Using the Pre-Test/Post Test Approach to Measure Student Growth
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Guidance for Using the Repeated Measures Approach to Measure Student Growth
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Guidance for Using the Holistic Evaluation Approach to Measure Student Growth
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Guidance for Using the Post-Test Only Approach to Measure Student Growth
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Assessment Quality Checklist and Tracking Tool (from Technical Guide A, Appendix A)
This interactive tool will help organize and catalog information about individual assessments into a district-wide tracker of potential DDMs.
Assessment Literacy Webinar Series

ESE conducted a nine-part webinar series on DDMs and assessment literacy, running from March 2013 - February 2014. Designed to support district teams engaged in the work of identifying and selecting DDMs, each webinar included timely updates; strategies for identifying, piloting, or refining DDMs; and key communication points.

Webinar recordings, descriptions, and all associated materials are available at ESE DDMs and Assessment Literacy Webinar Series webpage.

Webinar Topics:
  1. Introduction to DDMs and Assessment Literacy
  2. Basics of Assessment
  3. Assessment Options
  4. Determining the Best Approach to DDMs
  5. Measuring Student Growth and Piloting DDMs
  6. Determining How to Integrate Assessments into Educator Evaluation: Developing Business Rules and Engaging Staff
  7. Ramping up for Next Year: Strategies for Using Current Assessments in DDMs
  8. Communicating Results
  9. Sustainability
Policy Information
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Quick Reference Guide on Alternative Pathways for Evaluating Educator Impact

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District DDM Implementation Plan — June 2014 Submission Template
Template districts submitted to ESE indicating DDMs that would be implemented in 2014-15 and to submit any necessary extension requests.

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District DDM Piloting Plan Template — September 2013
Used by districts to report the DDMs that would be piloted during 2013-14. At a minimum, districts had to indicate DDMs in the five pilot areas as required in the Commissioner's 8/15/13 Memorandum.

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Supports, Timeline, and Pilot Expectations - Commissioner's Memorandum, dated 8/15/13

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Use of 2014-15 PARCC Student Growth Percentiles in Educator Evaluation - Commissioner's Memorandum, dated 7/17/14


Last Updated: August 25, 2015
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