Monday, June 29, 2015

PARCC on Fox News!


Did you see PARCC Inc. CEO Laura Slover on Fox News?  1 week ago, Fox named Laura Slover the 'Power Player of the Week' and travelled to PARCC Inc. to conduct an interview.  Fox made an effort to highlight both sides of the PARCC debate.  Feel free to check out the quick 3 minute video here.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Evaluating Educator Impact Implementation Update Form Due June 30th

Reminder: all districts must complete the evaluating educator impact implementation update form by the end of the month. This update will assist ESE's Educator Evaluation Team in understanding districts' progress in developing processes for collecting evidence of educator impact on student learning. That evidence will determine student impact ratings. The update form also includes the form districts must use to submit a request to pursue an alternative pathway. Click here to preview the questions included in the form. In order to successfully complete the update, districts will need the following information:
 
·        The status of collective bargaining related to the student impact rating. If an agreement has been reached, districts will be prompted to upload a copy of the agreement in Word or PDF format.
 
·        The status of the district's efforts to implement common measures in each content area.

·        Whether the district is requesting an alternative pathway for evaluating educator impact and, if so, the details of the proposed pathway, including an implementation plan. Requests for an alternative pathway must be made with the knowledge and support of the local teachers' union.
 
​If you have any questions about completing this form, please contact Ron Noble ((781)338-3243 or rnoble@doe.mass.edu) or Craig Waterman ((781) 338-3244 or cwaterman@doe.mass.edu). 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Year 4 High School Math Release Day


















The Greater Boston DSAC would like to formally invite all year 4 high school math educators to Revere High School for a day of collaboration!  On June 15th, from 8:30am-2:00pm, educators will congregate from all over the Greater Boston area to discuss the final year of high school mathematics.  Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II tend to get all of the professional development opportunities, but this day is devoted to the high school educators who teach seniors.  We currently have teachers registered from Everett, Revere, Somerville, Malden, Winthrop and Chelsea but would love to include other DSAC districts as well.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Leah Tuckman at leah.tuckman@dsacma.org prior to Friday, June 12th.