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OVERARCHING GOAL: Increasing Equitable Distribution of Highly Qualified and Effective Educators


Goal #1:  Meet the requirements of the ARRA, SFSF Assurance (a): Achieving equity in teacher distribution.  A State must collect and publicly report data and other information on the extent to which students in high- and low-poverty schools in the State have access to highly qualified teachers; steps the State is currently taking to ensure that students from low-income families and minority students are not taught at higher rates than other students by inexperienced, unqualified, or out-of-field teachers; on how teacher and principal performance is evaluated; and the distribution of performance evaluation ratings or levels among teachers and principals.  Specifically, a State must—

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Objectives:                                                       
Indicator (a)(1).  Confirm, for the State, the number and percentage (including numerator and denominator) of core academic courses taught, in the highest-poverty and lowest-poverty schools, by teachers who are highly qualified consistent with section 9101(23) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA);
Indicator (a)(2).  Confirm whether the State’s Teacher Equity Plan (as part of the State’s Highly Qualified Teacher Plan) fully reflects the steps the State is currently taking to ensure that students from low-income families and minority students are not taught at higher rates than other students by inexperienced, unqualified, or out-of-field teachers (as required in section 1111(b)(8)(C) of the ESEA);
Descriptor (a)(1).  Describe, 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;
Indicator (a)(3).  Indicate, for each LEA in the State, whether the systems used to evaluate the performance of teachers include student achievement outcomes or student growth data as an evaluation criterion;
Indicator (a)(4).  Provide, for each LEA in the State whose teachers receive performance ratings or levels through an evaluation system, the number and percentage (including numerator and denominator) of teachers rated at each performance rating or level;
Indicator (a)(5).  Indicate, for each LEA in the State whose teachers receive performance ratings or levels through an evaluation system, whether the number and percentage (including numerator and denominator) of teachers rated at each performance rating or level are publicly reported for each school in the LEA;
Descriptor (a)(2).  Describe, for each LEA in the State, the systems used to evaluate the performance of principals and the use of results from those systems in decisions regarding principal development, compensation, promotion, retention, and removal;
Indicator (a)(6).  Indicate, for each LEA in the State, whether the systems used to evaluate the performance of principals include student achievement outcomes or student growth data as an evaluation criterion; and
Indicator (a)(7).  Provide, for each LEA in the State whose principals receive performance ratings or levels through an evaluation system, the number and percentage (including numerator and denominator) of principals rated at each performance rating or level.
ed at each performance rating or level

 

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Indicator (a) (1)
- Confirm 2009 – 2010 HQT Data for CSPR submission
- Update HQT website to include EQE data and docs

Nov 9,
09

Nov -Dec
09

Dec
2010

 

-MDOE

-Barbara Moody
-MIS Staff

 

1

-1 MDOE FTE

-Annual HQT Data summary
- RIA “Validation” of Process/Data
- Updated Website
- CSPR submission and acceptance by USED

50% complete

Indicator (a) (2).  
- Confirm State’s Teacher Equity Plan is up to date
- Identify “high need” schools/SAUs (HNS)
- Notify/consult with HNS for needs assessment
- Plan technical assistance to HNS

Nov 9,
09

Nov –Dec 09 
Jan.  10

Dec
2010

 

-MDOE

-Barbara Moody
-MIS Staff

 

1

-1 MDOE FTE

- Stakeholder’s meetings held
-Data collection/analysis complete & reported
- Updated Website

65% complete

Descriptor (a) (1 -2), Indicators (a) (3 – 7)
-Meet with Stakeholders to collaborate on assigned goals and activities, and seek input
-Collect/analyze/report data using electronic “EQE” Survey
- Update HQT website to include EQE data and docs

Nov 9,
09

Nov –Dec 09  
Jan.  10

June
2011

-MDOE
-LEA
-Educ. Partners

-Barbara Moody
-MIS Staff
-LEA Staff
-“Educ Partners”

123

-2 MDOE FTE
-Outside Staff as needed

- Stakeholder’s meetings held
-Data collection/analysis complete & reported
- Updated Website

 

 

 

Goal # 2: Meet the requirements of SP0458, LD 1277, item 2, 124th Maine State Legislature , Amendment C "A", Filing Number S-268 ‘Resolve, To Encourage Alternative Compensation Models for Teachers and School Administrators’

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Objectives
- The Maine Department of Education shall prepare and submit an application for federal grant funds from the federal Teacher Incentive Fund and any other applicable federal program to develop a state-based alternative compensation grant program for school administrative units; and be it further

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2.1 the Department of Education shall review alternative compensation models established in other states and governmental or educational entities that allow for performance-based compensation, including bonuses for teachers and school administrators and the bases upon which the alternative compensation is determined;

Apr
09

Aug
09

Nov
09

 

 

-MDOE

-Daniel Conley

120

-1
MDOE FTE

-reference materials, minutes, notes of meetings/conferences & communications

 

100 % complete

2.2 the Department of Education shall review the requirements of the federal Teacher Incentive Fund program and any other federal grant program under which funds may be used for establishing alternative compensation models for educators.

Apr
09

Aug
09

Date of RFP on Fed Reg.

 

 

-MDOE

-Daniel Conley

80

-1
MDOE FTE

-reference materials, minutes, notes of meetings/conferences & communications

 

100 % complete

2.3 That the Department of Education shall establish an application process whereby school administrative units may apply to participate in the alternative compensation grant program

Date of RFP on Fed Reg.

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Submission Deadline of RFP

 

 

-MDOE

-Daniel Conley

60

-1
MDOE FTE

-reference materials, minutes, notes of meetings/conferences & communications
- Application process and documentation

 

100 % complete

2.4 The department shall prepare and submit an application for federal grant funds from the federal Teacher Incentive Fund and any other applicable federal program to develop a state-based alternative compensation grant program for school administrative units

Date of RFP on Fed Reg.

Duration of RFP

Submission Deadline of RFP

 

 

-MDOE

-Daniel Conley

160

-2 MDOE FTE
Outside Staff as needed

-reference materials, minutes, notes of meetings/conferences & communications
- Application process and documentation

 

50 % complete

 

2.5 The department shall seek outside funding and technical support for use in the development, implementation and evaluation of any alternative compensation models developed through the alternative compensation grant program.’

Date of RFP on Fed Reg.

Duration of RFP

June 2011

 

 

-MDOE

Scott Harrison,
Barbara Moody

80

-2 MDOE FTE
Outside Staff as needed

-reference materials, minutes, notes of meetings/conferences & communications
- Application process and documentation

 

 0 % complete

2.6 the Department of Education shall submit annual reports to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over education and cultural affairs by January 15, 2012  and January 15, 2013 describing the progress of the school administrative units participating in the alternative compensation grant program under section 2 and report the results of any independent analysis conducted on the effects of alternative compensation systems, including but not limited to student outcomes, teacher recruitment and retention

Acceptance of App by USED

Beginning of first implementation year

January 15, 2012

 

 

-MDOE

Scott Harrison,
Barbara Moody

40

-2 MDOE FTE
Outside Staff as needed

-reference materials, minutes, notes of meetings/conferences & communications
- Application process and documentation

 


 

Goal # 3-Form a New England Collaborative for Educator Quality and Effectiveness (NECEQE)

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Objectives

  • Get to standards-based continuum for teachers and administrators from pre-service – retirement
  • Commonality among NE states – Common Market
  • Better and differentiated support for teachers and leaders based on standards and evaluation practices – better accountability for student outcomes

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3.1 Convene a group of SEA Teacher Quality/Certification staff from the 6 New England States to collaborate on ARRA SFSF “teacher and principal effectiveness Assurance” and related issues and initiatives.

 

Apr
09

Fall
09

No end date

 

CT, MA
ME, NH,  VT, RI
SEAs

-Daniel Conley
-Barbara Moody
-“Educ Partners”

120

-1
MDOE FTE

-minutes, notes of meetings & communications
- NECEQE Workplan

70 % complete

3.2 Develop a definition of teacher effectiveness

Apr
09

Fall
09

No end date

 

CT, MA
ME, NH,  VT, RI
SEAs

-Daniel Conley
-Barbara Moody
-“Educ Partners”

120

-1
MDOE FTE

-minutes, notes of meetings & communications
- NECEQE Workplan

30 % complete

 

3.3 Develop performance-based standards

 

 

Apr
09

Fall
09

No end date

 

CT, MA
ME, NH,  VT, RI
SEAs

Scott Harrison
-Barbara Moody
-“Educ Partners”

120

-1
MDOE FTE

-minutes, notes of meetings & communications
- NECEQE Workplan

30 % complete

3.4 Identify and develop measurement tools

 

 

Apr
09

Fall
09

No end date

 

CT, MA
ME, NH,  VT, RI
SEAs

Scott Harrison
-Barbara Moody
-“Educ Partners”

120

-1
MDOE FTE

-minutes, notes of meetings & communications
- NECEQE Workplan

 

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.

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