FAQ’s (Follow up to Evaluation Email sent on October 25, 2015)
Please take a moment to review the following FAQs.
NOTE: If you have emailed a question to the DEC, Melissa Labossiere or Lynn Cristino, we are hoping that it will be answered here. If not, please send a follow up email.
Q: Who is receiving a COMPREHENSIVE evaluation (not eligible for the Cyclical Process)?
A: Educators who:
Have a Final Effectiveness Rating (FER) of Ineffective or Developing
Do not receive a FER during an Evaluation year (due to extended absence, etc.)
If an educator receives a FER of Effective or Highly Effective, and will have tenure for the upcoming year, the law applies to them and they should follow the guidance in the chart below (E.g.) Jane is non-tenured in 2014-15. Her FER is Effective. She is granted tenure for the 2015-16 school year, so she would next be evaluated in 2016-2017.
Change job assignments grade spans, based on the contract language that identifies grade spans as Pre-K through Grade 2, Grade 3 through Grade 6, and Grade 7 through 12. This also pertains to educators changing roles, such as specialist to classroom teacher, etc. Each move will be examined by the DEC and the educator will be informed as to whether or not their change of job assignment will require them to be evaluated, regardless of their FER (Final Effectiveness Rating).
Q: Who is eligible for the Cyclical Process, according to the law?
A: Tenured educators who receive a FER of Effective or Highly Effective.
Q: Are Support Professionals included in the new updates?
A: Yes, Support Professionals are included anywhere the term “educator” is used.
Q: What if I had a D or IE FER in 2014-2015?
A: If your previous Final Effectiveness Rating (FER) was a D or IE, there is no change. You will be evaluated this year.
Q: If I am being evaluated this year what about SLO/SOO/PGG?
A: During any evaluation year, you must complete a minimum of two (2) SLO/SOO & one (1) PGG.
Q: If I am evaluated this year and targeting some components in Standards 2 & 3, does this count as a full evaluation?
A: Yes, you will get a Final Effectiveness rating.
Q: If I am eligible and choose to delay my evaluation until 2016-17, do I have to finish my SLO’s?
A: No, on a non-evaluation year, the only requirement is an Annual Conference (defined on the Evaluation website).