Requirements for Criteria Training
All personnel designated by the local board to conduct the personnel evaluations of teachers and administrators shall be required to participate in training conducted by the State Department of Education prior to conducting such evaluations.
The local district is responsible to register new administrators for the Criteria Training by contacting the State Department of Education.
Refusal by a local school district to comply with the provisions of this section shall be grounds for withholding State Aid funds until such compliance occurs.
Requirements for Evaluation of Certified Personnel
Every board of education shall have established a written policy of evaluation which shall be based upon a set of criteria developed by the State Board of Education.
Except for superintendents, who shall be evaluated by the local school board, all certificated personnel, including administrators, shall be evaluated by certificated administrative personnel designated by the local school board.
Every probationary teacher shall be evaluated at least two (2) times: once prior to November 15 and once prior to February 10. A "Probationary teacher" is a teacher who has completed fewer than three (3) consecutive complete school years in such capacity in one school district under a written teaching contract.
Every career teacher shall be evaluated once every year. A "Career teacher" is a teacher who has completed three (3) or more consecutive complete school years in such capacity in one school district under a written teaching contract.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the July 19 and 20 session of Criteria Training in Oklahoma City has had to be cancelled. We will reschedule and place the new date on our Website when available. The remaining dates for Criteria Training are:
The Oklahoma City training sessions will be held at the Metro Tech Economic Development Center, 1700 Springlake Drive, Room 114, Oklahoma City. The Tulsa location is yet to be determined. All sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. on the first scheduled day of training. If you would like to register for the training or have additional questions, please contact Bunny Farley with the Oklahoma State Department of Education at (405) 521-4527. Class size is limited, so registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Oklahoma Criteria for Effective Teaching and Administrative Performance
(70 O.S. § 6-101.10 and 6-101.11)
- Teacher Management Indicators
The teacher plans for delivery of the lesson relative to short-term and long-term objectives.
The teacher uses minimum class time for noninstructional routines thus maximizing time on task.
The teacher clearly defines expected behavior (encourages positive behavior and controls negative behavior).
- Learning Environment
The teacher establishes rapport with students and provides a pleasant, safe and orderly climate conducive to learning.
- Teacher Instructional Indicators
- Establishes Objectives
The teacher communicates the instructional objectives to students.
- Stresses Sequence
The teacher shows how the present topic is related to those topics that have been taught or that will be taught.
- Relates Objectives
The teacher relates subject topics to existing student experiences.
- Involves All Learners
The teacher uses signaled responses, questioning techniques and/or guided practices to involve all students.
- Explains Content
The teacher teaches the objectives through a variety of methods.
- Explains Directions
The teacher gives directions that are clearly stated and related to the learning objectives.
The teacher demonstrates the desired skills.
The teacher checks to determine if students are progressing toward stated objectives.
- Adjusts Based on Monitoring
The teacher changes instruction based on the results of monitoring.
- Guides Practice
The teacher requires all students to practice newly learned skills while under the direct supervision of the teacher.
- Provides for Independent Practice
The teacher requires students to practice newly learned skills without the direct supervision of the teacher.
- Establishes Closure
The teacher summarizes and fits into context what has been taught.
- Teacher Product Indicators
- Lesson Plan
The teacher writes daily lesson plans designed to achieve the identified objectives.
- Student Files
The teacher maintains a written record of student progress.
- Grading Patterns
The teacher utilizes grading patterns that are fairly administered and based on identified criteria.
- Student Achievement Indicators
- Students demonstrate mastery of the stated objectives through projects, daily assignments, performance and test scores.
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