[Updated 3/31/15, dmr]
A Self-Evaluation task is often required for many positions and levels. It is a way to do some self-reflecting on how you've have personally done at the beginning, middle or end of the year so you know where your strengths to cheer or weaknesses to focus on.
Depending on the district's bargaining agreement, a district can leave it up to the Evaluatee to determine if they want to share their Self-Evaluation with their Evaluator.
To begin, log in to Evaluations. The Tasks view is automatically displayed. All your required tasks are listed in the left-hand frame. Navigate to the the Self-Evaluation task, select it, and then click Open Evaluation.
Navigating the Self Evaluation
The self evaluation form contains a list of criteria, or standards. Each criterion may have multiple specifications. The performance ratings for each specification may also be defined with qualifying reasons. Each criterion may have critical attributes or key indicators which can provide additional detail. Further thoughts can be added to the Notes section of any criterion.
If you need to access the Washington State approved framework file for any reason select the Evaluated Position Reference link in the upper-left of the form and the rubric will open in a new browser window.
A teacher can choose which portions of the self evaluation they would like to view. In the default view, the criteria are listed in the left frame and the performance levels in the right frame. However, the View Options can provide you with other ways to view. To alter what is displayed, select the Viewing Options button and use the Yes or No toggle switches for any of the options.
- Show Alternate Arrangement: criterion are displayed in the WA State TPEP order by default; select this option to reorganize to your district's framework view (only able CEL or Marzano and will only appear if set up.).
- Show Criteria List: from this view you can vertically scroll through all the criteria, the performance levels, notes, and any key indicators.
- Show Performance Level Descriptions: hide/show the Performance Level Descriptions from the view
- Show Notes: hide/show the note boxes from display on all the criterion
- Show Key Indicators: hide/show the Key Indicators, if setup (other names 'Critical Attributes' or 'Possible Teacher and Student Evidence')
- Show Only Focused/Required Criteria: eliminate the display of criterion that are not marked as Required or Focus. Please Note: see 'Using Criterion Markers: Required/Focus' for more details on uses.
Criterion Markers: Required, Focus, Student Growth
Required: Criteria marked with a red triangle and checkmark must be completed as it is required. This is setup along with the Position Level (i.e. Teacher-Focused, Teacher-Comprehensive, etc) by the district. When required criterion are designated, the 'Required Percent Complete' status bar will climb when selections are made.
Focus: Any criteria can be marked by either the Evaluator or Evaluatee as focused, which is done by clicking the corner triangle checkmark to turn it blue. If a red "Required" indicator already exists the criterion can be marked as focused as well, however, the requirement to complete it still exists.
If the Evaluatee is on Focus for the year, either the Evaluator or Evaluaee will need to mark all criterion, including the Student Growth criterion, that are to be the focus so that on the Final Evaluation will correctly be handled.
Both the blue focused indicator and the red required indicator display on the Criterion View and on the Summary.
Once a criteria has been marked as focused, each instance of the criteria will display the focus label for the entire evaluation year.
Student Growth goal: If the criteria is also a Student Growth goal it will be labeled with an orange indicator. This is part of the setup by the district.
Completing the Self Evaluation
Each criterion can have a high-level description and underneath, multiple complementary specifications. Each criterion level can have multiple performance level selection to rate the Evaluatee.
Click a criterion or sub-criterion components on the left, then on the right you can view its description, performance levels (like distinguished or proficient), and performance level conditions (ie Critical Attributes, Possible Teacher and Student Evidence, etc).
Once a criterion's performance level has been selected on the right, the indicator will show on the left what has been selected. Additionally, if any notes are added the grey note icon will instead be blue. Only one Performance Level can be selected per criterion or sub-criterion component.
Some criteria may also have "key indicators" (ie 'Critical Attributes' or 'Possible Teacher & Student Evidence' or 'Possible Teacher & Student Observables") which are optional, but can help further define the Evaluatee's performance and performance level choice.
Example 1: the "Key Indicators" are designated with a Performance Level which allows selections outside of the overall selected performance level.
Example 2: the "Key Indicators" have multiple categories and by themselves below the Notes box in the Criterion.
You can use your operating system's copy/paste feature to fill in the notes boxes for any criterion or type directly into the box. Please ensure all your notes are saved as you work by selecting the Save button. If you need to exit for any reason and do not want to save your notes select Cancel.
If you attempt to exit without selecting save or cancel you will receive this warning:
When you are finished working on the evaluation, click Done to return to the Tasks List.
Sharing a Self Evaluation
You can share the self evaluation with your evaluator. From the main dashboard:
Go to the tasks list.
- Select the self evaluation task.
Click the Open Evaluation button.
- Click the Share w/ Evaluator button.
The “share” button turns blue and says “Shared". To stop sharing, click the Shared w/Evaluator button. Select Done.
The self evaluation is now shared and the task will display a “shared” indicator.
Printing a Self Evaluation Form
Evaluation forms can be printed at any time. From the main dashboard:
Go to the tasks list.
- Select the self evaluation form.
Click the Open Evaluation button.
Click the Print button.