Per Act 13 of 2020, the various frameworks for evaluation have been refreshed and revised. These frameworks are posted on the Standards Aligned System - Educator Effectiveness website for review. The refreshed frameworks include revised language, discussion prompts and evidence of practice. Links to the refreshed frameworks are provided throughout PAETEP.
Note - Due to copyright permissions the specific language of the frameworks is not embedded with the PAETEP rubric assessment tool. Therefore, it is highly recommended that links, downloads or printed copies of the refreshed frameworks be shared with your educators so that they have them in-hand when they set goals, plan, teach, and reflect upon their practice.
Below is a list of how the refreshed frameworks are connected with the different user roles within PAETEP.
|Act 13 Frameworks for Observation & Practice||PAETEP User Role|
|Principal (Leadership Framework)||Building Principal|
NTPE Supervisor - Special Education
NTPE Supervisor - Curriculum and Instruction
NTPE Supervisor - Vocational Education
NTPE Supervisor - Pupil Services
NTPE Supervisor - Other
|NTP - Speech Language Pathologist||NTPE - Speech Language Pathologist|
|NTP - School Psychologist||NTPE - School Psychologist|
|NTP - Social Worker - Home School Visitor||NTPE - Social Worker|
NTPE - Home School Visitor
|NTP - School Health Specialist||NTPE - School Nurse|
NTPE - Dental Hygienist
|NTP - School Counselor PK-12||NTPE - Elementary School Counselor|
NTPE - Secondary School Counselor
|NTP - Instructional Technology Specialist||NTPE - Instructional Technology Specialist|
|NTP - Other||NTPE - Other|
|Additional Rubrics Provided in PAETEP||PAETEP User Role|
|Mental Health Treatment Specialists||NTPE - Mental Health Treatment Specialist|
|Mental Health Worker||NTPE - Mental Health Worker|
|Training and Consultation (TaC) Specialist||NTPE - TAC|
|Online Educator||NTPE - Online Educator|
Note Regarding PT/OT
According to PDE, Physical Therapist/Occupational Therapist (PT/OT) are licensed professionals that do not fall under Act 13. However, an LEA may choose to evaluate a PT/OT under Act 13. If added to PAETEP, these users should be given the NTPE PT/OT role and be evaluated with a 13-3 form.