Part-Time Teacher Evaluations in DACE
The district has decided to evaluate all certificated employees, including part-time teachers. The
contract allows them to do this. Many DACE administrators have decided to use the Stull evaluation
forms that are used to evaluate full-time Permanent (tenured) teachers. This should not be a problem.
The first part of the process is completing the Initial Planning Sheet (IPS)
This is completed by the teacher, and becomes the basis of what the teacher will be evaluated
The objectives of the IPS must be mutually agreed upon – that means the administration
cannot put anything on the IPS that the teacher does not agree to.
Be reasonable in listing your objectives and strategies, but stand your ground if the
administrator tries to bully you into listing objectives and strategies you are not comfortable
If the administrator and teacher cannot come to agreement on the IPS, the contract provides for
a third party to come in and mediate the disagreement. Administrators are reluctant to have
someone from central office come in to clean up a mess they have made because they cannot
come to agreement with a teacher on evaluation objectives.
So, keep it simple. List some objectives under each of the “Objectives” on the left side of the
paper, and some “Strategies” on the right.
List objectives you can meet, and strategies that you can easily and effectively demonstrate.
Remember, the administrators can only evaluate a teacher on the objectives and strategies that
the teacher has identified on the IPS.
Objectives can be modified during the year under certain conditions.
Some administrators have given deadline dates for submission of the IPS
If the administrator is trying to rush you through this, tell them in writing that you are working
on the IPS, that the deadline they gave was unreasonably short, and you will turn in your IPS
as soon as possible.
As evaluations are an administrative responsibility, all meetings should be held on the clock
It is reasonable that hourly wage teachers engage in other activities when they are not assigned
to work. If your administrator tries to schedule a meeting when you are not available, tell them
so in writing.
Suggest that, if they want to schedule the meeting for their convenience, they should have you
dismiss your class early so that you are both available.
If the administrator rejects that suggestion, suggest some times that you are available.
All classroom observations must be followed by a conference
If the administrator thinks there are deficiencies, then appropriate assistance and guidance must
Relevant Contractual Provisions: Article X, 5.0, 8.2
For more detailed information, see the Stull Evaluation brochure and Q & A on the UTLA or
Adult Ed websites, www.utla.net or www.aeutla.net