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EVAL NEWS

School Year 2020-2021

  • Back to Classrooms: A Note About In-Person Observations (week of 4/26)

    Posted by eval@bostonpublicschools.org on 4/26/2021 1:22:00 PM

    Dear BPS Classroom Evaluators,

    We are reaching out to encourage evaluators to approach observations and other evaluation based evidence gathering with sensitivity this week. Due to the added stress on educators that the return to full-time in-person learning brings, we ask that you allow for some grace and think of it as equivalent to the return to school in September. 

    At the same time, we understand that as the end of the year approaches, observations need to be conducted and evaluation requirements must be met. One approach, if a one-week pause is not workable, could be to set up an announced observation for the end of the week rather than conduct an unannounced observation. This is only a suggestion and every situation should be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

    As always, please email eval@bostonpublicschools.org  if you need support or have questions and/or refer to the EOY evaluation memo sent in March. 

    Be well,

    The Performance Management Team

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  • < NAME CHANGE > TeachPoint is Now Vector Evaluations+ & PD Tracking

    Posted by eval@bostonpublicschools.org on 3/24/2021 9:25:00 AM

    Dear BPS Users of TeachPoint,

    Boston Public Schools’ evaluation and professional development platform, TeachPoint is getting a new name. Below and linked here has all that you need to know:

    • Nothing about the interface and login process is changing.
    • The product name and logo will be Vector Evaluations+ and Vector PD Tracking.
    • No action on your part is needed.
    • Linked or bookmarked items do not need to be updated, including support pages.

    For more details, read Vector Solutions’ (formerly TeachPoint’s), announcement and one-pager. Please feel free to reach out to us with questions at eval@bostonpublicschools.org.

    With appreciation,

    The OHC Performance Management Team

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  • < MEMO > EoY Eval Preparation for Educators and School Staff

    Posted by eval@bostonpublicschools.org on 3/12/2021 9:50:00 AM

    Dear School Leaders & Evaluators,

    Please read our newly released End of Year Evaluation Preparation Memo. It contains important guidance to carry you through the end of the year with eval processes, such as:

    • upcoming Eval deadlines
    • provisional to permanent appointments
    • next plan determinations
    • required observations
    • resources for the remote classroom environment

    We hope this gives you plenty of time to prepare, and please know that we are available to help via email or by contacting your school’s assigned Performance Management Team Liaison (liaison list).

    Best wishes,

    The OHC Performance Management Team

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  • < MEMO UPDATE > Timeline Extensions: Formative Assessments

    Posted by eval@bostonpublicschools.org on 1/14/2021 3:25:00 PM

    BTU Evaluators:

    Formative assessment (FA) deadlines for educators on Developing and 1-Year Self-Directed plans are:

    -January 15: Complete FAs for educators for whom there are performance concerns 
    -February 1: Complete FAs for ALL provisional educators
    -February 15: Complete FAs for ALL permanent educators

    Please communicate revised FA deadlines with educators, including that artifacts are due two weeks prior. A draft notification letter for communicating these updates is linked here.

    Read the complete Formative Assessment Reminder Memo .

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  • TeachPoint Speed Issue

    Posted by eval@bostonpublicschools.org on 1/6/2021 1:41:00 PM

    TeachPoint has informed us that they are experiencing slow speeds and are currently working on the issue. This issue may prevent some users from logging in or result in slow page loading. TeachPoint is working to correct the issue tonight and we will send an update when the issues are resolved and/or we have an updated timeline.

    Please email eval@bostonpublicschools.org for support and thank you for your patience.

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  • Just Released: BTU/BPS Agreement on Remote Observation

    Posted by eval@bostonpublicschools.org on 1/4/2021 12:43:00 PM

    BTU Evaluators:

    BPS and BTU have reached an agreement related to the use of video observation pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement as follows in the Memorandum of Agreement for Remote Observation:

    1. This agreement remains in effect beginning upon execution and for the duration of the COVID-19 state of emergency or at the conclusion of the 2020-2021work year, whichever occurs first. If the state of emergency still exists as of end of 2020-2021, the parties agree to reconvene to review the terms of this Agreement and discuss possible modifications to be effective as of the 2021-2022 work year. 

    2. No observed lesson may be recorded.

    3. When conducting a remote observation, the evaluator shall provide notice of their presence (for example, verbally, by audible alert, or in writing in the chat) upon entering the virtual classroom.

    4. While access to and effective use of appropriate, district-provided technology should be taken into consideration if outside the control of the employee, an employee's practice while participating in remote instruction is otherwise entirely subject to observation, feedback, and evaluation. Consideration should be given if the technology is not compatible with applications, platforms or software required to be used. 

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  • < MEMO > Formative Assessment Reminder SY20-21

    Posted by eval@bostonpublicschools.org on 12/9/2020 1:22:00 PM

    Formative Assessment Reminder Memo SY20-21

    1. Learn this year's deadlines for mid-year evaluation.
    2. Schedule a time to meet with your school's assigned PM support liaison to ask questions about your caseload.
    3. Important mid-year eval dates and deadlines for non-DESE licensed employees.
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  • < NEW ! > Interactive Tool: Remote Instruction Look-Fors

    Posted by eval@bostonpublicschools.org on 11/30/2020 3:25:00 PM

    Remote Instruction Look-Fors

    PMT has published an interactive tool of rubric-aligned Remote Instruction Look-Fors on our website HERE. It is designed to foster conversation among educators, their peers, and supervisors to identify priorities and standards in regard to remote teaching and learning.

    The tool builds off of the OHC website’s interactive rubric, and uses a pyramid arrangement to prioritize rubric elements...

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  • RESOURCE: Evaluator Quick Reference - Winter 2020-2021

    Posted by eval@bostonpublicschools.org on 11/12/2020 12:44:00 PM

    Winter 2020-2021 Evaluator Quick Reference for TeachPoint

    Step-by-step instructions and how-to's on using TeachPoint this winter.

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  • RESOURCE: Evaluator Quick Reference - Fall 2020

    Posted by eval@bostonpublicschools.org on 10/9/2020 3:18:00 PM

    Fall 2020 Evaluator Quick Reference for TeachPoint

    Step-by-step instructions and how-to's on using TeachPoint this fall.

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