An Online Educator Rubric is available within PA-ETEP for those educators that are teaching online.  The rubric was developed through a collaboration of various Intermediate Unit administrators across the state.  See the attached document below for the rubric components and language.  


The Online Educator Rubric may be used with any of the following observations...

  • Formal Observation
  • Differentiated Observation
  • NTPE Observation
  • Stand Alone Rubrics
    • Teacher Only
    • Principal Teacher


Important Note - The Online Educator Rubric is engaged when one of the above observations is started by a supervisor.   When starting an observation, select the appropriate role/rubric (see the screen grab below for an illustration).




To support districts, the Online Educator Rubric has been applied to all PA-ETEP users with the Teacher Role (as of 3/27/2020).  Moving forward, building principals and supervisors can choose which rubric (the traditional Teacher Rubric or the Online Educator Rubric) they would like to use when evaluating and working with a teacher.   Note - Once a role/rubric is selected for an individual observation, that rubric cannot be changed.  A different rubric can be selected for future and/or additional observations, but within a single observation the rubric will remain constant.  


As districts add new teachers in the future, the Online Educator Rubric will need to be applied to their account (if desired).  To add the Online Educator Rubric to any teacher account, please follow the steps below.   Please note that to enable the Online Educator Rubric on a teacher's account, two new roles will need to be added.  Those two roles include the NTPE role and NTPE - Online Educator role.  Only users with the District Administrative role can make adjustments to user roles.  Also, when adding these roles, do not remove the Teacher role.  Directions for adding these two roles are as follows...


Step 1 - Log in as a District Admin User


Step 2 - From the Administration tab --> User Accounts


Step 3 - Search for and locate the user in question --> Actions --> Edit


Step 4 - Access the Roles tab


Step 5 - From the Security Roles dropdown, select NTPE --> Click Add to Selected Role  (See screen grab below).


Note - Do not add Expiry or Effective Dates, as these may cause issues.  Also, do not remove the Teacher role as this will be needed for the system to generate the 82-1 form and maintain the integrity of previous evaluations.  Once you have added the role, you will be asked if you would like to notify the user of the added role or Skip.



Step 6 - From the Security Roles dropdown, select NTPE - Online Educator --> Click Add to Selected Role  


Note - Do not add Expiry or Effective Dates, as these may cause issues.  Also, do not remove the Teacher role as this will be needed for the system to generate the 82-1 form and maintain the integrity of previous evaluations..  Once you have added the role, you will be asked if you would like to notify the user of the added role or Skip.



Step 7 - Repeat these steps for other desired users.



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