NJPSA Advocacy Update: Principal Evaluation
Over the past year, NJPSA members and staff have spent considerable time focusing on the issues of educator effectiveness reform, including a strong focus on principal evaluation. Through extensive research, work with national expert Dr. James Stronge of the College of William and Mary, and numerous committee and leadership discussions, NJPSA has developed a strong position on principal evaluation in New Jersey.
In February 2011, NJPSA testified
before the Educator Effectiveness Taskforce sharing our preliminary recommendations on the issue (. Since the Taskforce issued its interim report
, NJPSA has continued to develop our perspective, identify issues and advocate for our members through discussions with legislators and representatives of the NJ Department of Education (Governor Releases Educator Evaluation Report
, March 3, 2011).
This Fall, the NJPSA Council, all standing committees, and the NJPSA Critical Issues Committee have focused their attention on educator evaluation. As a result of their deliberations, NJPSA has developed detailed recommendations to guide our advocacy efforts and membership discussions in the field. NJPSA encourages you to get involved as the issues of teacher and principal evaluation are considered by the State Legislature, the NJ Department of Education and the State Board of Education.
Additionally, NJPSA will be hosting several forums in January to present the details of both principal and teacher evaluation models being considered in New Jersey. Mark your calendars now for January 19 when Dr. James Stronge will discuss his evaluation systems for educators! On January 31, several evaluation models including the McRel, Danielson, Marzano, and Stronge models will be showcased at a forum at NJPSA. Visit the FEA website for more information .
With so much at stake, there has never been a more important time to get involved in the critical issues impacting your profession!
Join a committee, share our recommendations with colleagues, or work with the NJPSA Government Relations team as we reach out to lawmakers! The challenges of 2012 are upon us – join NJPSA in its efforts to support quality education and strong leadership!
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