For information about AchieveNJ, please visit the state website http://www.state.nj.us/education/AchieveNJ/
About DEAC (District Evaluation Advisory Committee)
The primary role of the DEAC is to oversee and guide the planning and implementation of the school district board of education’s evaluation policies and procedures (for both teachers and principals), whereas the School Improvement Panel (ScIP) provides leadership at the school level not only for the implementation of the district’s teacher evaluation policies and procedures, but also mentoring professional development supports for teachers. DEAC provides an opportunity for committee members to provide feedback on the performance rubrics, program development and implementation at the school and community level.
DEAC Members 2016-2017
District Participation Requirements: Teachers
Teacher Evaluation Model: Focal Point Teacher Evaluation Model
The Focal Point Teacher Evaluation Model is research-based and is aligned to the InTASC Standards. The Focal Point Model is rigorous, systemic, aligns with district processes that impact the ability of principals and evaluators to improve instruction and raise student achievement. It builds the capacity of teachers as instructional leaders to meet higher expectations and also builds the capacity of building administrators to access teacher effectiveness. The performance rubrics are divided into 7 domains teacher effectiveness.
Each domain is comprised of several Domain Components which define a specific aspect of the domain. The Domain Component is further broken down into Indicators of Effectiveness which are rubric driven levels of teacher performance.
District Participation Requirements: Principals
Principals are the key to reform. Without effective principals, “any large system will find it next to impossible to develop capacity and place a high-quality teacher in front of every child.” Paterson Public Schools is focused on connecting standards, student learning, and professional learning to Principal/Teacher Effectiveness through an aligned Principal and Teacher Performance Evaluation System.
The performance-based evaluation system for principals, includes five standard domains of principal leadership practices for evaluation. These standards of professional practice are:
A principal’s annual evaluation rating consists of two parts: 1) performance, and 2) student achievement. Each part is worth 50 points or half of the total 100 points. The performance component will be measured using the following rubrics for each of the 5 domains:
For a side-by-side comparison between the current and new evaluation systems, review the attached documents below: