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.