Bradley County Schools
800 South Lee Highway
Cleveland, TN 37311
Phone 423 476-0620
Fax 423 476-0485
Project COACH Evaluation Model
Tennessee’s Race to the Top Mandates yearly evaluations
Read more about this model in the book. Available at Amazon.com
First to the Top Act Changed State Law
Under the Tennessee First to the Top Act of 2010, several changes were made to state law regarding educator evaluations including: annual evaluation of teachers and principals and a new teacher and principal evaluation framework that requires 50% qualitative data and 50% quantitative data.
During 2011-2012 Bradley County implemented TEAM (the state provided model of evaluation). Teachers and administrators have worked diligently to complete this year’s cycle of observations.
Throughout this year, feedback has been provided to the district by teachers, principals, supervisors, and board members about the process of evaluation and suggestions for improvement to this model.
To address challenges that were presented, Mr. McDaniel formed an evaluation committee of administrators and conducted several meetings with this group. The feedback and research by this committee led to additional meetings with various teacher groups.
Based on this input and in conjunction with state allowances, Bradley County Schools reviewed several models of evaluation. Following the review of evaluation models, the committee strongly recommended the move to Project COACH that is adapted from Kim Marshall’s book entitled: Rethinking Evaluation and Supervision. The Bradley County Schools Board of Education approved the move to the Project COACH evaluation model during the May 1, 2012 meeting.
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Visit this page and follow us on twitter to receive updates on upcoming trainings for administrators and teachers. Administrators will receive training on Project COACH June 11-12, 2012. Teachers will receive initial training during in-service at the start of the 2012-2013 school year.