There is a newly revised timeline for observations and evaluations for probationary teachers if your district has adopted the Tulsa Model. This revision is not mandated or required but is a suggested change to give administrators more flexibility in completing probationary teacher evaluations. If this new timeline is adopted, please make sure that your district board policy supports this revision.
REVISED TULSA MODEL EVALUATION TIMELINE
One observation is required by the final day of the first academic quarter.
A second observation is required by the final day of the second academic quarter.
SPRING OBSERVATION AND EVALUATION
A third observation is required by the final day of the third academic quarter (second semester).
The final evaluation is required before the end of the fourth quarter.
Remembers that every observation and evaluation is followed by a face-to-face conference. Signed, completed forms are presented to the teacher at the end of each conference. Documentation of signatures may be in a digitized or paper format. Evaluation Forms must have numerical ratings.
IMPACT: You will do one less observation and evaluation for probationary teachers.
Career Teachers are required to have an evaluation before the end of the school year.
1. A minimum of two (2) observations and conferences with face-to-face feedback
provided to the teacher are required prior to each evaluation.
2. The teacher is provided with completed and signed observation and/or evaluation
forms at the end of each conference. Evaluation forms must have numerical
ratings. Documentation of signatures may be in a digitized or paper format.
3. A teacher may request additional observations. (Bullet 1 applies)
4. A principal may provide additional observations to develop or support the
teacher's effective performance on the rubric. (Bullet 1 applies)
HB 2957 (2016) Impact
You will need to be familiar with HB 2957 (2016) since designating a teacher as a Career Teacher will be determined by his/her evaluation rating.
IMPACT: You may have more teachers that remain probationary and do not move up to Career Teacher designation so they will remain on your probationary timeline for evaluations.