SAD 63 Hiring Substitutes So Teachers Can Work on Evaluation Pilot Program

By Ricker, NokNoi | Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), January 30, 2013 | Go to article overview

SAD 63 Hiring Substitutes So Teachers Can Work on Evaluation Pilot Program


Ricker, NokNoi, Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME)


HOLDEN, Maine -- School districts across the state, including SAD 63, are scrambling to come up with plans to comply with a law requiring that teachers and principals be evaluated using new standards-based or proficiency-based education rules for students, Superintendent David Anderson said Wednesday.

"We're taking this very seriously," he said while sitting in a classroom at Holden Elementary School with the district's curriculum coordinator Susan Smith beside him.

The law, which was proposed by Gov. Paul LePage and enacted with unanimous support of the Legislature in 2012, requires school districts to develop and implement systems for evaluating educators based on professional practice, student achievement and other measures.

SAD 63 has created a 14-member steering committee to develop a plan. The group has met twice already and has monthly meetings planned for the next several months, the superintendent said.

"Seven of the people around that table are teachers and are here to give input," Anderson said.

The district has hired substitute teachers to cover for the teachers during the meetings, because, Anderson said, "I couldn't ask them (teachers) to volunteer after working an 8-hour day."

Teacher input is crucial in creating a plan that meets the state's requirements but still aligns with local goals, said Smith, who has been in education for 23 years and has worked as a curriculum coordinator for the last nine.

"We want it to be compliant but be tailored," she said.

"It's important to tie (the proposed rules) back to the core values," Anderson said, listing respect, responsibility, honesty, kindness and other district wide values.

The Department of Education wants 25 percent of a teacher's overall evaluation rating to be based on student achievement. Teachers and administrators from around the state testified in front of the Maine Department of Education on Monday about reducing the percentage. …

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