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					                                        Mississippi Teacher Appraisal System

    Mississippi Teacher
     Appraisal System
Mississippi Department of Education
  “Quality Education for Every Child”

                                          Henry L. Johnson, State Superintendent
                                        Susan Rucker, Associate State Superintendent
                                        Office of Innovation and School Improvement
                                             Washington Cole, Bureau Director
                                         Office of Student Achievement and Growth
                                                Laura Jones, Bureau Director
                                           Office of Evaluation and Enhancement

                                            Mississippi Department of Education
                                            Central High School Office Building
                                                   359 North West Street
                                                        P.O. Box 771
 Office of Evaluation and Enhancement                Jackson, MS 39205
                                                       (601) 359-5520
           Mississippi Teacher Appraisal System                                  Mississippi Teacher Performance Standards

                                                                         Standard A: An effective teacher plans instruction consistent with
The Mississippi Teacher Appraisal System has been developed to                       state standards to facilitate high levels of learning for all
evaluate teacher effectiveness in relation to the Mississippi Teacher                students.
Performance Standards. Teachers will be evaluated using six
standards. Each standard contains indicators, which help provide a       Standard B: An effective teacher delivers instruction that facilitates
definition of the standard. In addition to identifying standards and                 high levels of learning for all students.
indicators, the appraisal system includes definition items for each
indicator. Together, these three levels of appraisal criteria form the   Standard C: An effective teacher organizes and manages the learning
basis for measuring performance through the appraisal instruments.                   environment and maintains student behavior that is
                                                                                     conducive to learning.

                                                                         Standard D: An effective teacher demonstrates knowledge and skill in
                                                                                     assessing and facilitating student learning.

                                                                         Standard E: An effective teacher communicates effectively with
                              Standard                                               students, peers, and parents/guardians.

                                                                         Standard F: An effective teacher is committed to continual
                                                                                     professional growth and school improvement.

              Indicator                       Indicator
                                                                                                     Data Sources

                                                                         All data collection instruments and procedures are designed to collect
     Definition        Definition     Definition       Definition
                                                                         information about the definition items, indicators, and standards.
       Item              Item           Item             Item
                                                                         These are the four data collection procedures:

                                                                            Structured interview
                                                                            Classroom observations (minimum of two)
                                                                            Pre- and post-observation conference
                                                                            Document/Artifact review
                      Positive Practices                                    Mississippi Department of Education Resources

 Create and implement Peer Coaching Study Teams to allow               Publications
  teachers access to expertise and innovative ideas fostered at the     www.mde.k12.ms.us/public.htm
  building level.
 Align lessons with state standards and curriculum frameworks.            K-12 Curriculum Frameworks for all subject areas
  Visit the publications section on the Mississippi Department of          Intervention Guides for Algebra I, Biology I, U.S. History
  Education web site at www.mde.k12.ms.us to access the                     from 1877, and English II
  frameworks. Contact the Office of Curriculum and Instruction at          Mathematics, Reading and Writing Resources
  (601) 359-2586 or the Office of Reading, Early Childhood, and
  Language Arts at (601) 359-3778 if you have specific questions        Mississippi Department of Education
  about curriculum.                                                     www.mde.k12.ms.us
 Plan instruction that will actively engage students in the learning
  process and maximize instructional time.                              Office of Academic Education
 Maintain a classroom environment in which ideas can be freely         www.mde.k12.ms.us/acad
  exchanged, student behavior is well managed, and the climate is
  conducive to learning.                                                Office of Curriculum and Instruction
 Use state test data to assist in classroom planning and individual    www.mde.k12.ms.us/acad/id/curriculum
  student interventions. Contact the Office of Student Assessment at
  (601) 359-3052 and refer to the score report provided with student    Office of Reading, Early Childhood, and Language Arts
  test results to help in analyzing the data.                           www.mde.k12.ms.us/acad/id/curriculum/laer/index.html
 Include classroom assessments similar to the Mississippi
  Curriculum Test and Subject Area Tests. Also, allow for non-          Office of Student Assessment
  standardized assessments. Visit the Office of Student Assessment       Student Assessment
  web site at www.mde.k12.ms.us/acad/osa to access test blueprints         www.mde.k12.ms.us/acad/osa
  and sample test items.                                                 Grade Level Testing Program
 Model good speaking and writing skills by using correct grammar          www.mde.k12.ms.us/acad/osa/gltp.html
  at all times.                                                          Subject Area Testing Program
 Maintain communication with students and parents concerning              www.mde.k12.ms.us/acad/osa/satp.html
  student performance and behavior. Make efforts not only to             Grades 4 and 7 Writing Assessment
  contact parents when there are problems with student behavior,           www.mde.k12.ms.us/acad/osa/4&7sample.html
  but also when students deserve praise for extraordinary deeds.
 Recognize and address individual differences in learners.

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