TPGES SGG Considerations for your 50-50 Committee: 1. State median SGP assigned to teachers: You may not want to include this in a matrix to combine it with a local SGG. Principals may just use it as a source of evidence when determining an overall SG rating each year for a teacher.
2. Using trend data for local SGG or state median SGP: A principal (teacher evaluator) may use professional judgement when considering trend data (up to 3 years of data) to determine a SGG summative rating for a teacher. Many districts, for example, in last year's CEP had chosen to weight the most current SGG rating, for example. After more consideration, some districts have determined that the principal should have the authority to use professional judgement in the case of extenuating circumstances (e.g. maternity leave), instead of giving inappropriate weight to a rating that may not be indicative of the teacher's ability to grow students.
Terminology considerations: 1. Tenured and non-tenured: Consider changing to 3-year cycle and 1-year cycle. Tenured teachers could have a 1-year summative cycle and evaluator-directed PGP, for example. If you do not change the terminology, it is suggested that you make a statement of understanding about the aforementioned circumstance. 2. CIITS/EDS: Consider changing to "KDE-approved technology platform", which could mean something other than EDS, such as a district-created platform, if the regulation provides for such a change. Please watch for more information from KDE about this in the near future. THIS CHANGE IS NOT FINAL. STAY TUNED.
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