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Page: Questions about teacher evaluation
1. Is every teacher in your district evaluated annually?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
75.9%359
No
19.7%93
Don't know
4.4%21
Other / Comment:
 
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2. Is every probationary teacher in your district evaluated annually?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
96.4%456
No
1.1%5
Don't know
2.5%12
Other / Comment:
 
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3. Does your district's evaluation system incorporate greater flexibility for consistently high-performing teachers (e.g., less frequent observations)?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
42.1%199
No
52.9%250
Don't know
5.1%24
If yes, please explain:
 
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4. How many possible rating categories does your district currently use in teacher evaluations? For example, some may use two (e.g., satisfactory/unsatisfactory), while others may use four (e.g., ineffective, developing, effective, highly effective).
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Percent
Response
Count
2
23.7%112
3
15.0%71
4
50.1%237
5
5.7%27
More than 5
5.5%26
Other / Comment:
 
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5. Does your district collect data on teacher performance evaluations by summative rating category?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
13.1%62
No
70.8%335
Don't know
16.1%76
Other / Comment:
 
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6. If your district collects data on teacher performance evaluations by summative category, may we contact you for last year's aggregate statistics?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
5.3%21
No
12.8%51
Not applicable
82.0%327
Please provide your contact information in the box below (District, Title, Name, E-mail/Phone):
 
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7. Does your district's teacher performance evaluation explicitly incorporate any measures of student academic achievement or growth?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
10.1%48
No
86.0%407
Don't know
3.8%18
Please briefly describe how student achievement or growth is incorporated in your district's teacher evaluations:
 
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8. Does student achievement or growth count for a fixed percentage of the teacher's final summative rating?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
1.3%6
No
94.5%447
Don't know
4.2%20
If yes, please give the percentage:
 
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9. Do all schools in your district use the same rubrics or other standard tools to assess teaching skills or practices?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
79.3%375
No
16.5%78
Don't know
4.2%20
Other / Comment:
 
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10. If you responded "Yes" to question #9, which rubrics or tools does your district use district-wide? Please check all that apply:
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching
48.9%201
The New Teacher Center's Professional Teaching Standards
1.0%4
University of Virginia's CLASS
0.2%1
District developed our own
43.3%178
Not applicable
10.9%45
Other (please write in name of tool(s)):
 
7.3%30

11. If you responded "No" to Question #9, what is the most commonly used method of assessing teaching practice? Please check all that apply:
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Percent
Response
Count
Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching
14.4%28
The New Teacher Center's Professional Teaching Standards
1.5%3
University of Virginia's CLASS 0.0%0
District developed our own
32.5%63
School-created observation/skills rubrics
13.9%27
Don't know
5.7%11
Not applicable
42.8%83
Other (please write in):
 
5.2%10

12. Does the teacher performance evaluation process in your district:
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Count
Provide regular oral and written feedback to teachers about ways they can improve?86.5% (409)11.8% (56)1.7% (8)473
Influence professional development plans for individual teachers?78.9% (373)16.7% (79)4.4% (21)473
Influence personnel decisions about teachers?85.6% (405)5.9% (28)8.5% (40)473
Other / Comment:
 
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13. How many teachers are in your district (approximately)?
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Percent
Response
Count
1 - 24
2.1%10
25 - 49
10.1%48
50 - 99
16.3%77
100 - 149
13.7%65
150 - 199
8.9%42
200 - 249
8.0%38
250 - 299
5.1%24
300 - 349
5.1%24
350 - 399
5.9%28
400 - 449
5.7%27
450 - 499
2.5%12
500 or more
16.5%78

14. Please provide the name(s) of any schools or districts in New York where you believe the teacher evaluation process is particularly effective or well implemented. We encourage you to provide contact information for those schools and districts, if you wish.
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Page: Questions about principal evaluation
1. Is every principal in your district evaluated annually?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
80.1%346
No
6.9%30
Don't know
13.0%56
Other / Comment:
 
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2. Is every assistant principal in your district evaluated annually?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
66.0%285
No
17.4%75
Don't know
16.7%72
Other / Comment:
 
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3. Does your district's evaluation system incorporate greater flexibility for consistently high-performing principals (e.g., less frequent observations)?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
8.4%36
No
75.1%322
Don't know
16.6%71
If yes, please explain:
 
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4. How many possible rating categories does your district currently use in principal evaluations? For example, some may use two (e.g., satisfactory/unsatisfactory), while others may use four (e.g., ineffective, developing, effective, highly effective).
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
2
41.2%178
3
11.8%51
4
30.8%133
5
6.3%27
More than 5
10.0%43
Other / Comment:
 
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5. Does your district collect data on principal performance evaluations by summative rating category?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
6.3%27
No
76.9%332
Don't know
16.9%73
Other / Comment:
 
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6. If your district collects data on principal performance evaluations by summative category, may we contact you for last year's aggregate statistics?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
1.5%6
No
23.9%98
Not applicable
74.6%306
Please provide your contact information in the box below (District, Title, Name, Email/Phone):
 
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7. Does your district's principal performance evaluation explicitly incorporate any measures of student academic achievement or growth?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
20.1%87
No
65.7%284
Don't know
14.1%61
Please briefly describe how student achievement or growth is incorporated in your district's principal evaluations:
 
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8. Does student achievement or growth count for a fixed percentage of the principal's final summative rating?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
3.2%14
No
81.3%351
Don't know
15.5%67
If yes, please give the percentage:
 
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9. Do all schools in your district use the same rubrics or other standard tools to assess principal skills or practices?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
58.3%252
No
24.3%105
Don't know
17.4%75
Other / Comment:
 
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10. If you responded "Yes" to question # 9, which rubrics or tools does your district use district-wide? Please briefly describe each tool and indicate who developed it:
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11. If you responded "No" to question #9, what is the most commonly used method of assessing principal practice? Please briefly describe, and indicate who developed the most commonly used rubrics or other tools:
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12. Does the principal performance evaluation process in your district:
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 YesNoDon't KnowRating
Count
Provide regular oral and written feedback to principals about ways they can improve?75.9% (328)8.1% (35)16.0% (69)432
Influence professional development plans for individual principals?72.9% (315)10.2% (44)16.9% (73)432
Influence personnel decisions about principals?75.0% (324)7.9% (34)17.1% (74)432
Other / Comment:
 
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13. How many principals are in your district (approximately)?
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Percent
Response
Count
1 - 4
47.5%205
5 - 9
24.8%107
10 - 14
10.0%43
15 - 19
6.9%30
20 - 24
5.1%22
25 - 29
2.3%10
30 - 34
1.6%7
35 - 39
0.5%2
40 or more
1.4%6

14. Please provide the name(s) of any schools or districts in New York where you believe the principal evaluation process is particularly effective or well implemented. We encourage you to provide contact information for those schools and districts, if you wish.
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Page: Concluding questions
1. How many students are in your district (approximately)?
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Percent
Response
Count
1 - 499
12.8%50
500 - 999
17.1%67
1,000 - 1,999
23.5%92
2,000 - 2,999
10.7%42
3,000 - 3,999
8.7%34
4,000 - 4,999
10.5%41
5,000 - 7,499
8.2%32
7,500 - 9,999
5.9%23
10,000 or more
2.8%11

2. Which phrase best describes the community in which your district is located?
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Percent
Response
Count
Rural
42.3%166
Downstate Small City
1.3%5
Downstate Suburban
16.3%64
Upstate Small City
18.1%71
Upstate Suburban
16.1%63
Big Four (Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Yonkers)
0.8%3
New York City 0.0%0
Other (please be as specific as possible)
 
5.1%20

3. When does your district's current collective bargaining agreement expire?
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Percent
Response
Count
For Teachers:
 
100.0%392
For Principals/Assistant Principals:
 
100.0%392

4. Assuming the Board of Regents adopts teacher and principal evaluation regulations at its June 2011 meeting, do you anticipate that your district will implement an evaluation system consistent with those regulations in the 2011-2012 school year for teachers of English Language Arts and math in grades 4-8 and their principals?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
57.4%225
No
15.6%61
Don't know
27.0%106
Other / Comment:
 
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5. Do you have any additional comments or concerns you would like to share with NYSED as we gather input about how to best implement the new teacher and principal evaluation system?
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