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Evidence to Refine and Implement a Teacher Evaluation System in Delaware (Inactive)

This partnership worked closely with Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) to create sustained, systematic organizational change by helping DDOE implement a revised teacher evaluation system statewide that effectively helps teachers improve their instructional practice. In particular, REL staff worked closely with the DDOE partners to help them collect and analyze data on teachers’ and school leaders’ perceptions about the new system’s observation component and on whether the system was helping teachers improve their instructional practice. Coaching sessions focused on the improvement of data collection efforts, including increasing DDOE’s capacity for conducting and analyzing data from focus groups, observations, interviews, and survey administration.

Partnership organization: Delaware Department of Education

Completed Projects

This TCTS project focused on the observation component of Delaware’s new teacher evaluation system. The project helped the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) collect and learn from data from the two pilot years of the new system (2021/22 and 2022/23) as DDOE prepared to implement the system statewide in 2023/24. REL staff partnered with DDOE to help them collect and make sense of data on teachers’ and school leaders’ perceptions of the system’s observation component, factors supporting and limiting effective implementation of the observation component, and needed changes or additional support.

Partnership | Approved Date: May 14, 2024
Acknowledging persistent disparities in student outcomes and a history of structural racism in the district, in 2021 the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) announced its goal to become a more equitable school district by examining and disrupting inequitable processes and practices.
Partnership | Approved Date: May 14, 2024
This partnership worked closely with Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) to create sustained, systematic organizational change by helping DDOE implement a revised teacher evaluation system statewide that effectively helps teachers improve their instructional practice.
Event Type: Training Material | Event Date: December 04, 2023
Partnership: Evidence to Refine and Implement a Teacher Evaluation System in Delaware Description: Training session 7 will build the Delaware Department of Education’s (DDOE's) capacity to develop a data collection strategy and key questions to assess...
Event Type: Training Material | Event Date: August 14, 2023
Partnership: Evidence to Refine and Implement a Teacher Evaluation System in Delaware Time: 9:00-10:30 am EDT Description: The partnership team will hold a training session with the Delaware Department of Education to help refine their data collection...
Event Type: Training Material | Event Date: April 05, 2023
Partnership: Evidence to Refine and Implement a Teacher Evaluation System in Delaware Time: 10:30 am-12:00 pm EDT Description: Training session 5 will focus on discussing the Delaware Department of Education’s revised focus group protocol and a mock focus...
Event Type: Training Material | Event Date: February 17, 2023
Partnership: Evidence to Refine and Implement a Teacher Evaluation System in Delaware Description: Training session 4 will help the Delaware Department of Education collect data to assess the quality of feedback teachers are receiving as part of the new...
Event Type: Training Material | Event Date: August 08, 2022
This second training session will center on discussing the emerging themes from the Delaware Department of Education’s spring 2022 focus groups on teacher perceptions of the new teacher evaluation system. ..
Event Type: Training Material | Event Date: July 13, 2022
Partnership: Evidence to Refine and Implement a Teacher Evaluation System in Delaware Description: Training session to assist the Delaware Department of Education with analyzing their focus group data.
Event Type: Training Material | Event Date: May 06, 2022
REL Mid-Atlantic will assist the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) in preparing for focus groups in May 2022 with teachers and school leaders in the high-need schools participating in the first pilot year of DDOE's new teacher evaluation system...
Partnership | Approved Date: N/A

This partnership will work with the Maryland Department of Disabilities to support and improve the coordination and tracking of services for students with disabilities, to increase connection to career readiness and post-school career services and to post-secondary education opportunities. This partnership will also collaborate with the Center for Transition and Career Innovation at the University of Maryland, and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Division of Rehabilitation Services, and Charles County Public Schools.

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COVID both exacerbated pre-existing inequities in student performance and social-emotion well-being as well as brought COVID emergency relief funding. DCPS is leveraging these funds to improve the aforementioned inequities in part through its Multi-Tiered System of Supports, MTSS@DCPS. The REL is conducting both applied research and technical support projects to partner with DCPS in leveraging evidence-based approaches as it embeds MTSS district-wide.
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The REL will develop and test a writing toolkit in partnership with teachers, school leaders, and professional development coaches from four charter schools in Washington, DC, to address the need for improved literacy and writing instructions across DC.
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REL-Mid Atlantic is hosting a community of practice for state education agencies that are seeking to refine and improve school accountability measures in 2022 and beyond.
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This partnership will work with NJDOE, building on prior REL work, to use research and data to increase the number of teachers of color hired in the state and eventually improve student outcomes.
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This partnership will strengthen supportive learning environments and the social-emotional wellness of students and staff by building capacity in education agencies to use data and evidence to assess needs and to identify and implement promising strategies and programs.