EVAL NEWS: School Year 2021-2022

  • EoY Evals for School-Based Educators & Staff

    Posted by eval@bostonpublicschools.org on 3/30/2022 9:30:00 AM

    Please see the End-of-Year School Evaluations SY21-22 memo for information about each employee group's evaluation process and deadlines.

    Please reach out to eval@bostonpublicschools.org at any point with questions.

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  • Central Office Evaluations End-of-Year SY21-22

    Posted by eval@bostonpublicschools.org on 3/30/2022 9:25:00 AM

    Please see the memo linked here outlining evaluation processes for Central Office staff for the 2021-2022 year. 

    All central office managerial employees and their direct reports will use Vector Evaluations.

    Please email eval@bostonpublicschools.org with questions or for technical support.

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  • < ALL BPS EVALUATORS > No audio recording of observations

    Posted by eval@bostonpublicschools.org on 3/7/2022 1:45:00 PM

    This is a reminder to all BPS evaluators that Massachusetts state law prohibits the secret audio recording of observations and other activities without prior permission by all parties being recorded. Read the complete memo HERE.

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  • Formatives Are Due Feb 15th

    Posted by eval@bostonpublicschools.org on 1/31/2022 11:05:00 AM

    Formative Assessments for educators on Developing and 1-Year Self-Directed plans are due at 11:59pm on Tuesday, February 15th, 2022. Remember, provisional educators missing formatives after this date will be non-renewed, even if they were retained at Probable Org. A formative assessment is also required in order for third-year provisional educators to be recommended for permanency. Educators with outstanding formatives must also be notified in writing that this date was extended from January 15th to February 15th.

    The memo linked below further outlines these policies as well as how to view a list of outstanding Formative Assessments on your Dashboard in the VectorEvaluations+ platform:

    Memo - Formative Assessments Due Feb 15 (SY21-22)

    The initial memo announcement can be found in the previous post.

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  • Extension of Formative Assessment Deadline

    Posted by eval@bostonpublicschools.org on 1/5/2022 3:15:00 PM

    11:59pm Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 is the new, extended deadline for Formative Assessments for educators on Developing and 1-Year Self-Directed plans.

    Memo - Extension of Formative Assessment Deadline SY21-22

    Please read the memo linked above carefully and reach out to your PMT liaison or email us at eval@bostonpublicschools.org if you have any additional questions.

    Educators must be notified in writing if their Formative Assessment date will be more than one week after January 15th, and their artifact submission deadline must be adjusted accordingly.

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  • Central Office Interim Evaluations SY21-22

    Posted by eval@bostonpublicschools.org on 12/7/2021 1:35:00 PM

    Please see the memo linked here outlining midyear evaluation processes for Central Office staff for the 2021-2022 year. 

    All central office managerial employees and their direct reports will use Vector Evaluations this year. Caseloads should be visible to RC managers and direct reports should have plans for the year started. 

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  • < MEMO > Formative Assessments & Interim Evals Reminder SY21-22

    Posted by eval@bostonpublicschools.org on 11/30/2021 7:30:00 AM

    Saturday, January 15th, 2022 at midnight is the deadline for Formative Assessments for educators on Developing and 1-Year Self-Directed plans.

    Formative Assessment Reminder Memo SY21-22

    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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  • PMT One-Pager Guide SY21-22

    Posted by eval@bostonpublicschools.org on 11/15/2021 7:20:00 AM

    Please see the PMT One-Pager for a quick guide to evaluation information.

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  • REQUIRED In-Person Central Office Supervisor Training

    Posted by eval@bostonpublicschools.org on 10/6/2021 1:05:00 PM

    Please see the linked memo here for information.

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  • Central Office Evaluations BoY SY21-22

    Posted by eval@bostonpublicschools.org on 8/31/2021 9:22:00 AM

    Please see the memo linked here outlining evaluation processes for Central Office staff for the 2021-2022 year. 

    All central office managerial employees and their direct reports will use Vector Evaluations this year. Caseloads should be visible to RC managers and direct reports should have plans for the year started. 

    Please email eval@bostonpublicschools.org as soon as possible with adjustments or help getting plans set up upon signing in. 

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School Year 2020-2021

  • < Reminder > Less-Than-Proficient Next Plan Notifications

    Posted by eval@bostonpublicschools.org on 5/28/2021 1:05:00 PM

    Dear School Leaders and Evaluators: 

    The memo linked HERE is a reminder that educators who received an overall rating of Unsatisfactory or Needs Improvement must be issued letters in writing designating next year's plan type and length within one calendar month of issuance. For educators who receive their overall rating in May or June, the new plan length must be designated on or before the last day of school.
    Please contact your school’s assigned Performance Management liaison (listed HERE) with questions and for guidance on specific cases.

    Thank you for your work on evaluations!


    The OHC Performance Management Team

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  • Central Office Evaluations (EOY 2021)

    Posted by eval@bostonpublicschools.org on 5/10/2021 4:44:00 PM

    Dear Central Office RC Managers and Evaluators,

    We hope this finds you well!

    The memo linked here outlines evaluation processes for Central Office staff for the close of the 2020-2021 year. Please reach out to eval@bostonpublicschools.org at any point with questions.

    Best regards,

    The OHC Performance Management Team

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  • 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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