Austin Independent School District (AISD) Pilot Teacher Appraisal System Update: 2012-2013 Focus Group and Survey Summary
This report summarizes data gathered from focus groups and a survey designed to assess teachers’ experiences with AISD's pilot teacher appraisal system. Additional data are included regarding the timing of administrators’ classroom observations.
Results from the 2011-12 pilot teacher appraisal system suggest peer, administrator, and student feedback are valuable tools that can be used with Student Learning Objectives and value-added data to provide a holistic evaluation of teachers in AISD.
This report describes results for the school-wide growth component of the AISD REACH strategic compensation program in 2009-2010.
AISD REACH supports educators with mentoring and professional development opportunities, and rewards teaching in high needs schools, achieving student learning objectives, and schoolwide growth. This report highlights program successes since 2007-08.
Data collected from REACH program staff and participants indicate three factors predict high campus implementation and program impact: 1. principals support, 2. attitudes toward SLOs, 3. teacher self-efficacy. Read the report for more information.
High-quality intensive mentoring for novice teachers is one of the most critical support elements of REACH. This report illustrates activities mentors conducted in 2009-2010, novice teacher retention results, and mentoring program ratings.
Results of the evaluation suggest the SLO process is related to some positive outcomes for teachers and students. However, evidence indicates a need for program refinements to address discrepancies in SLO performance by staff role and school.
The 2008-2009 school year marked the second year of the 4-year pilot of the AISD REACH program. The following report is the second in a series of reports documenting the progress of AISD REACH toward key program goals.
The present report documents the pilot’s influence on teachers’ job satisfaction; attachment to the teaching profession, their school, and the district; data use practices; teaching efficacy; collegial experiences; and requests for transfer.
Longitudinal teacher retention rates are presented for all REACH teachers versus comparison school teachers and for three cohorts of novice teachers versus comparison novice teachers.