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Teacher, Administrator Evaluation Models Up for Approval at Tuesday School Board Meeting

State requires new evaluation models be in place for the 2013-14 school year

Education administrators in Toms River are expected to approve new evaluation models for teachers and administrators during their regular meeting Tuesday night. 

As part of a state Department of Education requirement, Board of Education members will vote on the Charlotte Danielson Teacher Evaluation Instrument and the Kim Marshall Administrator Evaluation Model when they gather for the 7:30 p.m. public portion of their meeting at High School North. 

The DOE wants school districts to adopt new evaluation models for the 2013-14 school year; the Danielson and Kim Marshall models are both approved by the state. 

"In order to improve student performance, we must recruit the best and brightest to the profession, prepare and reward outstanding educators, support them in honing their practice, and give them incentives to teach in schools with struggling populations," reads a DOE statement describing why the new evaluation models are being adopted. "By implementing rigorous, transparent, and trustworthy evaluations, we aim to improve educator effectiveness and thus student outcomes."

Also on the agenda for the meeting, which begins at 6:15 p.m. with an executive session, are presentations of student awards, approval of an a shared services agreement with the Seaside Park Board of Education, and approval of the district's Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying report. 

Stephanie Sevastakis February 20, 2013 at 02:34 AM
I would take some of those "old geezers" any day of the week over many of these younger teachers who sit in class and text and seem more concerned about socializing with other teachers in the hallway then being in the class teaching. This is what I hear from my son and I'm sure his school can't be the only one.
VoiceofReason February 20, 2013 at 01:21 PM
First of all - mind your own business. I wasn't trying to impress with grammar, but rather make a point. Nice name though, "Hardieharr" You must be a joke. You make me sick.
VoiceofReason February 20, 2013 at 01:24 PM
So you and your friends sit around reading the TR Patch for entertainment? And pass judgement on people you don't know based on what they comment on news articles? Really? And you have the nerve to question our reasoning and words that we write as an OPINION? Newsflash moron, people are entitled to their opinion. Get a job Loser.
VoiceofReason February 20, 2013 at 01:28 PM
Yeah, it's "CRAY" you must be a result of this wonderful school district. Seriously, get off the thread. No one cares what you have to say idiot. Shockingly, I agree with Hardieharr on this. Parents are to blame for behavioral issues and disrespect. It's sad now-a-days
Nick February 20, 2013 at 06:31 PM
In my experience with children in the TR schools it is the new teachers -- the "newbies" who are the least qualified to teach our youngsters. They are under the assumption that they have to incorporate all of the latest crap that they learn in college into their lessons, and are misguided in thinking that they can change the world. They are the last to show up to work, and the first to leave. They are guaranteed employment by dropping names of people they know in the district, or are family members of those with influence. Its terrible, and it has to stop!

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