2011-2012 FL Teacher Evaluation Data: SWMS, DPHS, & OCPS

Source: StateImpact NPR website, Dec 2012

Schools

(click on image to see enlarged version)

Orange County

What the columns mean:

  • Highly Effective:  These are teachers who earned the highest ratings according to the district’s chosen evaluation model. These are teachers who earn the highest scores according to the district’s chosen evaluation model. Typically these teachers would be observed fewer times the following year than teachers who score lower on the scale. In 2011-2012, 21.9 percent of Florida teachers who were evaluated earned a “highly effective” rating.
  • Effective: The next highest evaluation tier. These teachers generally meet the goals for instruction and student Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test results. About 74.6 percent of Florida teachers who were evaluated earned an “effective” rating in 2011-2012, the largest category.
  • Needs Improvement: This tier is as it sounds — these are teachers who fail to meet some classroom standards. Depending on the district, these teachers would be observed more often, receive additional training, work with peer mentors and other efforts to improve performance. Just 2,1 percent of Florida teachers who were evaluated fell into this category in 2011-2012.
  • Developing: This rating is for teachers in their first three years in the profession who fail to meet classroom standards and performance. Like “Needs Improvement,” these teachers are observed more often and receive additional professional development. Only 1.2 percent of Florida teachers who were evaluated were rated “developing.”
  • Unsatisfactory: This is the lowest rating for teachers. Again, these teachers are observed more often and receive more help from professional development staff or mentors. Teachers rated “unsatisfactory” two years in a row, or two years out of three, could lose their long-term contract or be fired. Just 381 Florida teachers earned this rating — about three-tenths of one percent of Florida teachers.
  • Unrated: Some teachers were not rated for the 2011-2012 school year, including at charter schools which are not participating in the federal Race to the Top program or who work for districts which have yet to submit evaluations. This group accounted for 27.4 percent of Florida teachers.

Searching for a particular school HERE causes the column headings to disappear when displaying the search results.   So the picture above is a composite of my retyping of the column headings along with the results for the selected schools: Southwest Middle School (#1031), Dr. Phillips High School (#0931), and also OCPS (Orange). 

The missing piece of information is the number of instructional faculty for the school, unless the listed total is the number of instructional faculty for the school.  

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