Tulsa Model Re-Certification
Recent research in teacher evaluation has demonstrated that continued training is necessary in order to improve the reliability and validity of all evaluation systems. The requirements for Oklahoma TLE programs include recertification training for all administrators in their chosen model two years after their initial training. The Tulsa Model recertification training will focus on:
- Changes to the Tulsa Model rubric
- Changes in Tulsa Model processes
- Further calibration training
Modifications have been made to the Tulsa Model rubric to clarify descriptors and reduce ambiguity in language. These changes are designed to increase the reliability and validity of ratings. Calibration training is also designed to improve rater accuracy. Process changes include a new option for administrators – a Goal Setting Form that may, in certain circumstances, be used in lieu of a Personal Development Plan (PDP). The Goal Setting Form is a more collaborative method of helping teachers improve. We are excited about providing this additional option for helping teachers address indicators in need of development.
Research continues to show that administrators continue to seek training that is designed to provide teachers with a clear understanding of their performance and progress. The requirements for Oklahoma TLE programs include recertification training for all administrators in their chosen model every two years. Re-certification training will also focus on:
- In-depth understanding of the Tulsa Model Rubric focused on the nuances of the language of the rubric within and between indicators.
- Weighing evidence to determine the "best fit" for an indicator
- Further Calibration training