Descriptor (a) 1, 2; Indicators (a) 3-7: Maine has completed baseline collection of required data metrics for each local educational agency (LEA) in the State, the systems used to evaluate the performance of teachers and the use of results from those systems in decisions regarding teacher development, compensation, promotion, retention, and removal. Initial collected data has been analyzed and the data set for ongoing data collection process and comparative analysis has been established. Resulting technical updates to the data collection tool are currently in development. The second round of data collection was delayed and the survey tool expanded to ensure that all data elements required for federal EDFacts reporting and future State Longitudinal Data System (LDS) data collection were properly integrated circumventing redundancy in educator performance evaluation data collection. Data collection for initial public reporting is now scheduled for completion by April 1, 2011.
A. Responsible state agencies: Agencies in the state responsible for the development, execution, and oversight of the plan include the Office of Information Technology and the Office of Teacher Quality and are responsible for all planning, data collection and analysis, and results dissemination.
B. Agencies providing technical assistance: The Office of Teacher Quality and Office of Information Technology.
C. Budget: the budget to collect, analyze, and report the required data is operationalized for implementation this year (2010-11). No additional costs are anticipated beyond those already approved and forecasted to complete this plan.
D: Plan for Public Reporting: Second round data collection results will be made public on the Maine Department of Education’s website prior to the September 30, 2011deadline and as soon as feasible after data collection tool technical updates and the second round of data collection are completed in February and March of 2011.
The following links lead to supporting documentation:
Superintendent's Informational Letter: 72
State Work Plan