PED Seeks Input on Teacher Evaluation & “Effectiveness”

This summer, PED is hosting stakeholder input sessions to “re-envision” teacher evaluation & “effectiveness”. (To be clear, we don’t want a teacher “effectiveness” system and wonder why the term that has been used to tie teachers’ evaluations to student test scores is being used at all.)

We want a teacher evaluation system that is:

  • transparent
  • fair
  • provides useful, unbiased feedback
  • is research-based; and
  • informed by professional practitioners

We must ensure that PED hears practitioner voice! Together, we can resist the “effectiveness” ratings and help create a system that gives meaningful and timely feedback.

The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) is holding a series of statewide community conversations to solicit public input on improved ways to measure educator effectiveness and a re-envisioned Summative Report for New Mexico educators.

We are packing the Stakeholder Input meetings with ATF members!

RSVP here if you can make it to one or both of the community conversations about OUR evaluations:

Thursday June 20, 2019, 4:30 – 7:00 PM
Friday June 21, 2019, 2:00 – 4:30 PM

Crowne Plaza Albuquerque
1901 University Blvd. NE

Additionally, the PED is creating an Educator Effectiveness Task Force. The task force will make recommendations to the department on the framework for a re-envisioned summative educator effectiveness report. Nominees to the task force will be accepted from a range of professional backgrounds (e.g., educators, university faculty, parents, non-profits, other state agencies, RECs, businesses). Nominations can be made here, and self-nominations are welcome. Nominations will be accepted until June 14, 2019 and appointments will be made by June 21, 2019.

Do you want to influence the direction of teacher evaluation in New Mexico? ATF members-apply now!