For school superintendents, principals and treasurers


Save the Date – Feb. 18 Webcast, 3:30 p.m. – Straight A Fund Sustainability: What is it and why is it important?
Join in to hear a discussion about why Straight A Fund grants must be sustainable and how applicants must demonstrate sustainability. Registration information will come later this week.

Deadlines extended to June 1 for Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA) remaining tasks; Tripod Survey remains due March 1
The department has extended the deadline for tasks 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the Resident Educator Summative Assessment to midnight on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Note that the Tripod Student Perception Survey administration deadline remains March 1; RESA candidates will receive the surveys the week of Feb. 10. The deadline extension for tasks is a result of the continued weather-related school closures and uncertainty regarding further school closures this winter. The complete news item on this topic includes related details and explains that the change in deadlines means that candidates will receive their score reports in December 2014.

Please remember to register for student growth measures training related to the electronic Teacher and Principal Evaluation System (eTPES)
The department highly encourages superintendents, principals and other administrators who have responsibility for making decisions associated with student growth measures to register for one of the essential half-day training sessions that educational service center staff are conducting now through April. The training will help administrators meet milestones on the evaluation timeline for the next few months, especially the legal requirements for completing teacher evaluations by May 1 and preparing written reports of the evaluations by May 10.

In the training, participants will learn about important procedures that will help them enter data correctly within the electronic Teacher and Principal Evaluation System (eTPES) for calculation of the final student growth measures rating. In addition, attendees will learn how to complete the Final Summative Report for each educator. Register for a session in STARS through your SAFE account by searching for keyword eTPES.