MOUNT VERNON — Ohio’s new teacher evaluation system, which goes into effect this school year, has two main components: 50 percent of the final rating — ineffective, developing, skilled or accomplished — is based on the teacher’s performance; and 50 percent is based on student growth measures.
The teacher performance rating is based on a set of criteria, called a rubric, which details what a skilled teacher does.
“The criteria come from the Ohio Educator Standards,” said Bonny Buffington, a consultant with the Knox County Educational Service Center. “It’s all based on research of what we know pedagogy (the art and science of teaching) is.”
Some of those areas are instructional planning, including the evaluation of students’ knowledge and skills; making sure lessons connect with students’ prior knowledge and future learning; giving clear, coherent and precise explanations of the material; using a variety of instructional techniques and materials; encouraging independent and creative thinking; and effectively managing the classroom environment.
For the rest of the story
The rest of this article is available to Mount Vernon News subscribers. To continue reading, please log in or purchase a subscription. Click here for the August 28, 2013 e-edition. The article will only be available for thirty (30) days.
Contact Pamela SchehlEmail
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.