Parents and JCSD#1 want to know if teachers are meeting expectations and standards in the classroom. But teacher evaluation can provoke strong reactions. Some see it as a means of providing valuable feedback for professional improvement, while others feel the focus on evaluation detracts from their ability to focus on students.
Superintendent Charles Auzqui advocates a “growth” not “gotcha” evaluation model which assesses teachers on a range of factors. What is JCSD#1 doing to develop the right kind of assessments to ultimately benefit students?