Professional Growth Plans and Professional Improvement Plans
Based upon the results of the annual teacher evaluation, each teacher must develop either a professional growth plan or be placed on a professional improvement plan as follows:
A. A teacher whose final holistic rating is "accomplished" on his/her most recent evaluation will develop a self-directed Professional Growth Plan annually
B. A teacher whose final holistic rating is “skilled” will develop a professional growth plan collaboratively with his/her credentialed evaluator.
C. A teacher whose final holistic rating is "developing" will develop a professional growth plan guided by his/her assigned credentialed evaluator, utilizing the components determined by the District.
D. A teacher whose final holistic rating is "ineffective" will be placed on a professional improvement plan by their assigned evaluator, utilizing the components determined by the District.
E. A teacher who is new to the profession or new to the District will develop a professional growth
plan collaboratively with his/her credentialed evaluator.
F. The District administration has discretion to place a teacher on an Improvement Plan when
deficiencies are noted in the evaluation system by the teacher
When writing a professional growth plan the number of goals that each teacher will be required to adopt is as follows:
· Accomplished one goal
· Skilled / Developing two goals
· Ineffective two goals
Teachers will base their Growth Plan on the previous year’s evaluation and data. Growth plans will be developed and approved by September 30th.
Alignment of PGP to District and Building Improvement Plans: Teachers along with their evaluator will identify items included in the Building / District improvement plan that align with the teacher’s PGP.
Accomplished teachers will be required to cite their alignment.
Skilled and Developing Teachers will be determined to be in alignment when their evaluator approves the PGP.
Ineffective teachers will have goals prescribed by their evaluator and will be considered aligned when the plan is approved.
CLICK HERE for JALSD DISTRICT / BUILDING IMPROVEMENT PLAN
PROFESSIONAL GROWTH PLANS ARE CREATED IN OHES
Educator / Teacher Instructions for creating a Growth Plan in OHES - Click Here
Evaluator Instructions for Completing a Growth Plan After it has been submitted- Click Here
Both are also available to download at bottom of this page #2 & #3
Professional Growth Plan (Evaluator Guided)
Professional Growth Plans help teachers focus on areas of professional development that will enable them to improve their practice. Teachers are accountable for the implementation and completion of the plan and should use the plan as a starting point for the school year. The Professional Growth Plan and process includes feedback from the evaluator as well as the teacher’s self-assessment and high-quality student data while addressing the support needed to further the teacher’s continuous growth and development. The Professional Growth Plan is intended to be one academic year in duration and may support the goals of the Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP). This plan will align to the district and/or building improvement plan.
Professional development should be individualized to the needs of the teacher and students (based on available data) and specifically relate to the teacher’s areas for growth as identified in the teacher’s evaluation. The evaluator should recommend professional development opportunities and support the teacher by providing resources (e.g., time, financial). The Professional Growth Plan should be reflective of the evidence available and focus on specific areas identified in the observations and evaluation to determine that the teacher is making progress.
Teachers develop Professional Growth Plans annually to help them identify areas of professional development that will enable them to enhance their practice. Teachers are accountable for implementing and completing the plan and should use it as a starting point for the school year.
NOTE: Professional Growth Plans cannot replace Individual Professional Development Plans (IPDP), nor can Individual Professional Development Plans replace Professional Growth Plans. (Click Here IPDP vs PGP)
JALSD Professional Growth Plan Planning Document - Click Here
JALSD PGP Goal Planning Template - Click Here