What tools are available within PAETEP to collect evidence and evaluate teachers?

Under Act 13, teachers are evaluated annually with a 13-1 rating form. As indicated in the pie chart above, 70% of the final score on a 13-1 is derived from Observation and Practice evidence. For tenured teachers, the Formal Observation or Differentiated Observation process is the recommended way to collect the majority of this evidence. However, Walkthroughs and Anecdotal Notes may also be used to document and gather evidence.  For non-tenured teachers, typically two Formal Observations are completed each year.  

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What Teachers Should Know about Act 13 and PAETEP

Student Performance Measure - In addition to Observation and Practice, 10% or more of a teacher's final score on the 13-1 form is derived from an LEA Selected Measure - Student Performance Measure.  All tenured teachers are required to complete a LEA Selected Measure - Student Performance Measure (SPM).   

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Teacher Specific Data - If a teacher teaches in a tested area, another 10% of their score on the 13-1 form is derived from Teacher Specific Data.  Under Act 13, if Teacher Specific Data is available and attributable to a teacher, it must be used.  Teacher Specific Data comes from three potential areas, including Student Performance on Assessments (% Proficient/Advanced), Growth/PVAAS scores, and IEP Goals Progress.  

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Note - Teachers who are non-tenured or Temporary Professional Employees (TPEs) should be evaluated twice per year with a 13-1 Semi-Annual rating form.  100% of the score on the 13-1 Semi-Annual is derived from Observation and Practice evidence.