Under the Tennessee First to the Top Act of 2010, several changes were made to state law regarding educator evaluations, including annual evaluation of teachers and principals, and a new teacher and principal evaluation framework that requires 50% qualitative data and 50% quantitative data.
Following the review of several approved evaluation models, Bradley County Schools adopted Project COACH, adapted from Kim Marshall’s book entitled Rethinking Evaluation and Supervision. The Bradley County Board of Education approved the move to Project COACH during the May, 2012 meeting.
Since the inception of this observation model five years ago, over 16,000 classroom mini-observations have been conducted. Princpals and teachers have engaged in face-to-face, real time conversations around delivery of instruction and best practices, along with two-way feedback to improve student learning. As we enter the 2016-2017 school year, we will continue to strive for excellence in the classroom, and will use the Project COACH model to lead us into meaningful coaching conversations with actionable steps focused on teacher development and student achievement.
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