What tools are available within PAETEP to collect evidence and evaluate supervisory and non-supervisory NTPEs?
Under Act 13, both supervisory (i.e., supervisor of curriculum and instruction, supervisor of pupil services, etc.) and non-supervisory NTPEs (i.e., counselors, nurses, school psychologist, social workers, home school visitors, etc.) are evaluated annually with a 13-3 form. As indicated in the pie chart above, 90% of the final score on a 13-3 is derived from Observation and Practice evidence. The NTPE Observation process is a great way to collect the majority of this evidence.
NTPE Observation - The NTPE Observation is a year long process that is initiated by the NTPE. At the beginning of the year, the NTPE identifies personal goals for the year and selects component areas of focus from their discipline specific framework. Once submitted to their supervisor, the NTPE receives feedback and makes any necessary changes. Once approved, the NTPE returns to the NTPE Observation throughout the year and provides updates. At the end of the year, the NTPE self-evaluates on their discipline specific rubric and submits a final update. The NTPE's supervisor then enters their ratings and the NTPE Observation is closed. Once completed, the component ratings flow to the 13-3 form to inform the four domain ratings for Observation and Practice.
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What NTPEs Should Know About Act 13 and PAETEP
Although the NTPE Observation is used to collect the bulk of evidence for Observation and Practice, supervisors can also document and gather evidence through Walkthroughs and Anecdotal Notes.
Note - NTPEs who are Temporary Professional Employees (TPEs) should be evaluated twice per year with a 13-3 Semi-Annual rating form. 100% of the score on the 13-3 Semi-Annual is derived from Observation and Practice evidence.