Act 13, Educator Effectiveness, Danielson Framework & Frontline Learning Plan Workflows

  • Act 13 & Educator Effectiveness Updates 2021-22 School Year

    Pennsylvania Act 13 of 2020 revises and updates the process and tools used to evaluate professional employees. Click here to view the CASD Act 13 Training.

    Updated Frameworks - refreshed with updated language more relevant to today’s instructional practices and current educational environment

    Please note that seven topics are infused into the revision of the Framework for Evaluation Observation and Practice for Classroom Teachers. Topics of importance include:

    • career readiness: Career Ready PA provides Pennsylvania’s educators with resources to provide career readiness skills to learners. (Optional resource): In What is Career Readiness and How Do You Teach it? Chris Zook explains career readiness, why it is important, the status of state standards, and how to teach career readiness.
    • SEL (social-emotional learning): Pennsylvania SEL Best Practice Resources identifies best practices in social-emotional learning (SEL) programs, curricula, and supplemental materials. (Optional resource): SEL is… as defined by CASEL is a strong additional site to review.

    PDE Documents - New for 2021-2022 - More information about IEP Goals Progress and LEA Selected Measures to be shared in October 2021.

    CASD Differentiated Supervision Options and Frontline Learning Plan Workflows:

    Timeline for Completion of Frontline Activities:

    September: 

    • Beginning of Year Teacher Self Assessment & Goal Setting Form (all teaching professionals and non-teaching professionals)
    • Beginning of Year Differentiated Supervision Proposal Form (only teaching professionals and non-teaching professionals participating in action research, peer coaching, faculty study group or portfolio)
    • Classroom walk-throughs (informal observations) begin and continue throughout the year - upload artifacts associated with walk through observations
    • Comprehensive classroom observations will begin to be scheduled with temporary professional employees and professional employees who are new to the school district. These observations will continue throughout the year. Upload artifacts associated with comprehensive classroom observations and complete required comprehensive planning, self assessment, and reflection forms. 

    October:

    • LEA Selected Measures - Initial Conference Form (for professional employees required to complete this form)
    • IEP Goals Progress - Initial Conference Form (for professional employees required to complete this form)
    • Do not complete any portion of the LEA Selected Measures or IEP Goals Progress Forms until your building administrator provides instruction related to these forms!

    January:

    • Mid Year Differentiated Supervision Forms (action research, peer coaching, faculty study group, portfolio) due
    • Mid Year LEA Selected Measures Form due
    • Mid Year IEP Goasl Progress Form due
    • Mid Year Evaluations for NonTenured Teachers in PEERS

    May:

    • End of Year Differentiated Supervision Forms (action research, peer coaching, faculty study group, portfolio) due
    • End of Year LEA Selected Measures Form due
    • End of Year IEP Goasl Progress Form due
    • Domain 1: Planning and Preparation Evidence Uploads to Frontline & Domain 1 Evidence Summary Sheet
    • Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities Evidence Uploads & Domain 4 Evidence Summary Sheet

    End of Year/Over the Summer

    • Summative Evaluations due for all Professional Employees in PEERS