Formative Progress FAQs

General Questions


General Questions

    What is the purpose of the Year 1 Formative Progress Review (FPR)?
    The Year 1 Formative Progress Review provides an opportunity for Resident Educators, mentors and program coordinators to synthesize evidence of practice, reflect on collaborative effectiveness and identify areas for growth in Year 2 of the Ohio Resident Educator Program.

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    Will the FPR be used for evaluative purposes?
    The Resident Educator Year 1 Formative Progress Review is not to be used for evaluative purposes.

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    Where does the FPR reside?
    RE Program Coordinators make copies of the FPR for the RE and mentor. The FPR is the property of the Resident Educator and should not be submitted to ODE.

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    What is the timeline for completion of the FPR?

    No sooner than April 1, 2012, Resident Educators, mentors and program coordinators should begin the process to “check off” each action of the Year 1 Resident Educator Formative Progress Review process as completed.

    1. The mentor should provide the completed FPR form to the RE program coordinator no later than June 1, 2012.
    2. The program coordinator should (1) confirm in CORE that the Year 1 FPR has been completed and provide a copy to the mentor and Resident Educator by June 30, 2012.

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    Who should participate in the FPR process?
    Resident Educators and mentors should collaborate to complete the Formative Progress Review together as the process is an extension of the collaborative conversations they have engaged in throughout Year 1 of the Ohio Resident Educator Program. RE Program Coordinators and building administrators also are expected to participate, as outlined in the FPR instructions and template.

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    How can Resident Educators prepare for the FPR throughout Year 1?

    Throughout Year 1, each Resident Educator should maintain a collection of evidence; including “Year 1 Required Formative Assessment Documents” that demonstrates progress toward the RE’s goals for Year 1. This collection of evidence may be used when completing the Year 1 Formative Progress Review. Specifically, Resident Educators:

    1. Continuously reflect on their practice, considering both their progress and challenges;
    2. Thoughtfully complete and save their work from the required formative assessment documents; and
    3. Intentionally gather, organize and save relevant evidence beyond the required formative assessment documents.

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    Can REs “fail” the FPR?
    No. The FPR is meant to serve as formative benchmark of REs’ progress, which can help inform the REs’ professional development for Year 2.

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    How is the status of completion from the FPR recorded in CORE?
    A guidance document detailing the instructions to enter the information will be distributed in spring 2012.

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Last Modified: 4/19/2013 3:26:38 PM