Leveraging Educator Evaluation Systems to Improve Outcomes for Students With Disabilities

How can states and districts stregthen educator evaluation systems in order to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.  In October 2016, Lindsey Hayes presented at the State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards on the challenges with evaluating special educators and specialized instructional support personnel (SISP).  The presentation includes strategies to improve measures of professional practice and student growth measures including:

  • Stregthening existing rubrics by augmenting with explicit examples
  • Modify rubrics to reflect specialized roles and responsibilities
  • Acknowledge SISPs contributions to student growth

The presentation highlights  examples from Massachusetts, District of Columbia Public Schools, New Jersey, Georgia, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Colorado, and Florida.