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14 DE Admin. Code 107
Education Impact Analysis Pursuant To 14 Del.C. Section 122(d)
107 Specialist Appraisal Process Delaware Performance Appraisal System (DPAS II)
A. Type of Regulatory Action Required
B. Synopsis of Subject Matter of the Regulation
The Secretary of Education seeks the consent of the State Board of Education to repeal 14 DE Admin. Code 107 Specialist Appraisal Process Delaware Performance Appraisal System (DPAS II). The regulation is no longer applicable because 14 DE Admin. Code 107A Specialist Appraisal Process Delaware Performance Appraisal System (DPAS II) Revised took effect beginning in the 2011-2012 school year.
Persons wishing to present their views regarding this matter may do so in writing by the close of business on or before July 5, 2013 to Susan Haberstroh, Department of Education, at 35 Commerce Way, Suite 1, Dover, DE 19901. A copy of this regulation is available from the above address or may be viewed at the Department of Education business office.
1.0 The Specialist Appraisal Process, Delaware Performance Appraisal System (DPAS II), shall be effective for the following school districts and charter schools beginning with the 2007-08 school year:
Announced Observation shall consist of the Pre-observation Form and conference with the evaluator, an observation by the evaluator at an agreed upon date and time, using the associated formative conferences and reports. The observation for the specialist may be a collection of data over a specified period of time, up to four (4) weeks, or it may be an observation of sufficient length, at least thirty (30) minutes, to gather appropriate data and assess specialist performance.
Board shall mean a local board of education or a charter school board of directors.
Credentialed Evaluatorshall mean the individual, usually the supervisor of the specialist, who has successfully completed the evaluation training in accordance with 10.0. The Credentialed Evaluator may also be referred to as “Evaluator”.
DASA shall mean the Delaware Association of School Administrators.
DPAS II Guide for Specialistsshall mean the manual that contains the prescribed forms, detailed procedures, specific details about the five (5) components of evaluation and other relevant documents that are used to implement the appraisal system.
DSEA shall mean the Delaware State Education Association.
Experienced Specialist shall mean a specialist who holds a valid and current Continuing or Advanced License, issued pursuant to Chapter 12 of Title 14 of the Delaware Code; or Standard or Professional Status Certificate issued prior to August 1, 2003 or holds a valid and current license from his or her respective licensure body.
Improvement Plan shall be the plan that a specialist and evaluator mutually develop in accordance with 8.0.
Novice Specialist shall mean a specialist who holds a valid and current Initial License issued pursuant to Chapter 12 of Title 14 of the Delaware Code; or holds a valid and current license from his or her respective licensure body.
Satisfactory Component Rating shall mean the specialist’s performance demonstrates an understanding of the concepts of the component issued pursuant to Chapter 12 of Title 14 of the Delaware Code;.
Satisfactory Evaluation shall be equivalent to the overall “Effective” or “Needs Improvement” rating on the Summative Evaluation and shall be used to qualify for a continuing license.
State Assessment shall mean the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) or its successor.
Summative Evaluation shall be the final evaluation at the conclusion of the appraisal cycle.
Unannounced Observation shall consist of an observation by the evaluator at a date and time that has not been previously arranged using the associated formative conferences and reports. The observation shall be of sufficient length, at least thirty (30) minutes, to gather appropriate data and assess specialist performance.
Unsatisfactory Component Rating shall mean the specialist’s performance does not demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of the component.
Unsatisfactory Evaluation shall be the equivalent to the overall “Ineffective” rating on the Summative Evaluation.
Working Day shall mean a day when the employee would normally be working in that district or charter school.
4.0 DPAS II Guide for Specialists
4.1 All districts and charter schools shall use the manual entitled DPAS II Guide for Specialists as developed and as may be amended by the Department of Education in collaboration with DASA and DSEA to implement the appraisal system.
10.2 The training for the certificate of completion shall include techniques for observation and conferencing, content and relationships of frameworks for practice and a thorough review of the DPAS II Guide for Specialists. Activities in which participants practice implementation of DPAS II procedures shall be included in the training.
12.1 This regulation shall be in effect until the effective date of 14 DE Admin. Code 107A Specialist Appraisal Process Delaware Performance Appraisal System (DPAS II) Revised.
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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