WHAT ARE PROFESSIONAL EVALUATIONS?
"Teaching assessment/evaluation" means an observation of a provisional teacher's instructional skills by a school district or school administrator using an evaluation tool based on or similar to INTASC principles. It is recommended that evaluations of educators be linked to the requirements of the Utah Effective Teaching Standards. State rule explains that assessment/evaluation shall take place at least twice during the first year of teaching and at least twice during each of the following two years with a satisfactory final evaluation.
Jordan District policy (DP311) states that provisional educators will be evaluated by at least two Jordan Performance Appraisal System (JPAS) cycles each provisional year.
Additional resources can be found on the Jordan Evaluation Systems (JES) website at jes.jordandistrict.org/educators/.
Here are some valuable resources for JPAS:
UETS-based JPAS Professional Development Materials (PDM) Table of Contents
This link contains ideas and suggestions to strengthen instructional skills based on the JPAS indicators. This site can go in hand with the JPAS Feedback Report.
JES also provides classes for teachers to learn more about JPAS. Check the UETS-based JPAS Teacher Trainings to see dates and availability of these classes.