RISE

TSC adopts teacher evaluation model

Jun 14, 2012

The Tippecanoe School Corporation has a new model for evaluating educators.

The district board agreed to a set of standards for assessing teacher performance.

Indiana is requiring all districts to adopt an evaluation standard. 

The state’s version is called RISE. 

Assistant Superintendent Susan DeLong says while T-S-C’s model falls in line with state standards, it’s tailored more specifically to the needs of the corporation.

Corporations can use the state version, an adapted version, or their own model which is subject to review.

WLCSC Prepares New Teacher Evaluation Model

Mar 13, 2012

A new model for evaluating teachers in West Lafayette is taking shape.

The district is submitting its proposal for gauging educators’ performance to the state Department of Education, according to reforms enacted last year.

Superintendent Rocky Killion thinks the model will help improve the quality of teaching in West Lafayette.

School districts are required to adopt teacher evaluation models by this summer.  They can create their own, adapt one based on Indiana’s RISE model, or use the RISE model as is.

Administrators Prepare for New Evaluation Model

Feb 14, 2012

School administrators are getting a better understanding of a new state system of evaluating teachers.

About 300 educators are participating in training sessions, including one in West Lafayette, on the RISE Initiative which categorizes teachers into four categories – highly effective, effective, needs improvement, and ineffective.

Professional Development Director for Wabash Valley Education Center Tami Hicks says depending on how teachers are rated could impact their pay.