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15% Achievement Measure – *MEA CULPA*

On my previous post regarding the TEAM Evaluation 15% Achievement Measure worksheet, measures, and scales [Click Here], I inappropriately directed persons interested in the Mean Achievement Level Increase (MALI) scale to contact their assigned Data Coach for assistance with its development. Just as I am unable to offer specific advice to educators about their …

TEAM Evaluation – 15% Achievement Measure Options

The time has once again rolled around to complete the Achievement Measure Worksheet which an educator uses to specify the measure and corresponding scale that will comprise 15% of the overall evaluation score under TEAM.  Having said that, now let me apologize for the length of this post :). One significant …

2014 TVAAS Data Available (Restricted Login / Embargoed)

The 2014 TN Value Added results by school and district have been loaded to the TVAAS Restricted Login site.  You must have a login that was provided by your District/School in order to view the information.  Available reports also include the Evaluation Composites which will be used for the TEAM …

Improvements to TEAM Approved by General Assembly

The information was sent by email from the State Department of Ed on 4/22/2013.  Click Here to read the full email.  Emphasis and italics added by me in the text below. Last summer the department created a report to the General Assembly describing the first year of teacher evaluation implementation and …

Proposed Changes to Salary Schedule

The information was sent by email from the State Department of Ed on 4/22/2013.  Click Here to read the full email.  Emphasis and italics added be me in the text below. The State Board of Education last week passed two items related to teacher salaries. Salary information often is misconstrued, …

State Law Now Includes SWD in Value Add Calculation

On March 27, 2013, Tennessee State Law was amended to now allow the inclusion of students with disabilities in all value added calculations.  This law was signed into effect by the Governor on April 11, 2013. The last sentence of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-1-606(a) which has been deleted by …

Proposed Legislative Changes to TEAM

[This information came via email on 2/21/2013 from the TN DOE. The web version of the email is accessible here.] Last summer the department created a report to the General Assembly describing the first year of teacher evaluation implementation and the changes we would be making for this year based on …

Use of Student Surveys for Teacher Evaluation

[This information came via email on 2/21/2013 from the TN DOE. The web version of the email is accessible here.] A number of districts* have decided to pilot student surveys this spring and for the 2013-14 academic year. Student surveys were an important component of the Measures of Effective Teaching study …