Student Growth Model Process
District 228 will begin implementing the student growth model as part of its Performance Evaluation Plan for teachers.  This model will make up 30% of a teachers overall performance rating, and will be based on two data sources (Type I/II and Type III).  The entire model can be found in the first link below and an overview of this new model can be found in the PowerPoint presentation.
 
 
2015 Performance Evaluation Plan  (PowerPoint presentation)
 
 
The PERA Joint Committee has approved a variety of Type I/II assessments to be used beginning in the 2015-16 school year.  Any teacher, who has one of the courses with an approved assessment,  must use that assessment as part of his/her growth model.  Additional assessments will be added over time.  Listed below, by category of teacher, are the courses with approved assessments.  This will make up one data source.  The other data source will come from a Type III assessment.  If a teacher does not have an approved Type I/II assessment, he/she will use two, Type III assessments*.
*Note: For the first two years of implementation, teachers will be required to only use one Type III assessment. 
 

Category:

First Assessment:

Second Assessment:

Art

Drawing and Painting I; Ceramics and Sculpting I

Type III

Business

Digital Literacy

Type III

Family & Consumer Science

Introduction to Culinary Arts; Child Care I; Parenting

Type III

French

French 2 (Honors and Regular)

Type III

Industrial Technology

Auto Mechanics; Material Processing

Type III

English Language Arts

English Skills SRI (Type I); Introduction to English (Regular and Extended); Language Arts; American Literature

Type III

Mathematics

Algebra I (Extended, Honors and Regular); Geometry (Honors and Regular)

Type III

Media Specialists

Type III

Type III

Music

Concert Band; Mixed Choir

Type III

Physical Education

Freshmen PE; Health; Sophomore PE (not Driver’s Ed)

Type III

Science

Integrated Physics; Honors Physics First; Chemistry (Honors and Regular)

Type III

Social Studies

World History; World Civilizations; American History (Honors and Regular)

Type III

Spanish

Spanish 2 (Honors and Regular)

Type III

Special Education

English 1 & 2 (Type I); English 3; Foundations of Geometry; General Science 1; American History

Type III

 
Procedures and Protocols 
The entire Student Growth Model is outline in the document below.  In addition, there are hyperlinks for various protocols and procedures that teachers can refer to when administering Type I/II/III Assessments and for creating a Type III Assessment.  Performance ratings for the student growth model are found at the end of this page and the quick link "Determining Performance Ratings."
 
Timelines for Student Growth Model
 

Step:

Deadline:

(Type I/II) Pre-Assessment Window

August 23 – September 13, 2016

(Type I/II) Mid-point Assessment

By the end of Quarter 1 (October 21, 2016)

(Type I/II) Post-Assessment Window

December 12 – December 23, 2016

(Type III) SLO Process

Must begin pre-assessment by January 9, 2017

 
 
 
 
 
 
Performance Ratings for Student Growth
Illustrated below are the performance ratings based on the percentage of students showing growth.  These performance ratings are the same for Type I/II and Type III Assessments. 
 

Performance Rating:

Percentage of Students Showing Growth:

Excellent

80% - 100% of students met the growth target(s).

Proficient

60% - 79% of students met the growth target(s).

Needs Improvement

40% - 59% of students met the growth target(s).

Unsatisfactory

Less than 40% of students met the growth target(s).

 
Combining Data to Determine the Student Growth Rating 
The Performance Evaluation Reform Act (2010) requires districts to combine student achievement results from two types of assessments in order to determine a teacher’s overall student growth rating, which will make up 30% of a teacher’s performance evaluation.  The following matrix will be used to determine a teacher’s overall student growth rating.  

Note: For the first two years of implementation, 2015-16 and 2016-17, a teacher may choose to give only one Type III assessment.  If only one (1) assessment is used, that assessment will count for the 30% Student Growth Rating.  If this is the case, the teacher should refer to the chart above for his/her overall student growth rating.
 

Second Assessment (Type III) (15%)

 

First Assessment (Type I/II or Type III) (15%)

Excellent

Proficient

Needs Improvement

Unsatisfactory

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Proficient

Proficient

Proficient

Excellent

Proficient

Proficient

Needs Improvement

Needs Improvement

Proficient

Proficient

Needs Improvement

Needs Improvement

Unsatisfactory

Proficient

Needs Improvement

Needs Improvement

Unsatisfactory

 
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