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GUIDE for TEACHERs

Building greater skills and
knowledge for educators

DPAS II

Delaware
Performance Appraisal
System

DPAS II T EACHER GUIDE

GUIDE FOR
TEACHERs

DPAS II

Delaware
Performance Appraisal
System

Table of Contents
I.

Introduction to DPAS II
Purpose of DPAS II ....................................................................................1 Who is Included in DPAS II for Teachers? .............................................2

II.

DPAS II for Teachers
A Framework for Teachers .....................................................................3

III. Process for Teachers
Process At-A-Glance ..............................................................................16 Appraisal Cycle ......................................................................................17 Overview of Components .....................................................................18 Teacher Goal-Setting .............................................................................21 Observation and Formative Feedback ...............................................25 Professional Responsibilities Reporting ............................................32 Summative Evaluation ..........................................................................33 Improvement Plans ...............................................................................38 Challenge Process .................................................................................40 Target Dates ...........................................................................................41 IV.

Forms for Teachers
Teacher Goal Form ................................................................................43 Pre-Observation Form ..........................................................................45 Formative Feedback Form ....................................................................47 Professional Responsibilities Form ....................................................49 Summative Evaluation Form ................................................................51 Improvement Plan Form .......................................................................56

V.

Sample DPAS II Forms for Teachers
Teacher Goal Form ................................................................................62 Pre-Observation Form ..........................................................................68 Formative Feedback Form ....................................................................70 Professional Responsibilities Form .....................................................73 Summative Evaluation Form ................................................................75 Improvement Plan Form .......................................................................80

VI. Appendices
Teacher Appraisal Process DPAS II (106) ...........................................86 The Delaware Professional Teaching Standards ...............................92 Bibliography of Professional Growth Materials ................................93 DPAS II Contact Information .................................................................94

Updated 8/2008
DPAS II T EACHER GUIDE

I. INTRODUCTION TO DPAS II
Purpose of DPAS II

n Professional growth

n Continuous improvement

n Quality assurance

Professional growth focuses on enhancing the skills and
knowledge of educators through:
Self-assessmentandgoal-setting
Workingwithcolleagues
Takingcourses
Attendingworkshops
Designingnewprograms
Pilotingnewprogramsorapproaches
Developingproficiencyintestdataanalysis
Otherlearningopportunities

Continuous improvement focuses on the teacher’s commitment to continuously improving practice so that student performance is continuously enhanced.
Quality assurance focuses on the collection of credible evidence about educator performance. Evaluators use the...
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