How does a principal prepare for sign-off of the student growth goal?
The eVAL tool helps the principal evaluate and sign off on the evidence from the teacher's response to the Student Growth Goal prompt, and the written Student Growth Goal itself. Artifacts submitted by the teacher can also be evaluated and included in the sign-off by the principal. This article provides the steps that the principal will take in order to sign off on the prompt, goal statement and artifacts.
Follow these steps:
Continuing from the previous chapter, click on the Align and Score tab for Student Growth Goals. You will see the work space on the left and the Rubric Navigator on the right.
Click on the SG component on the bottom row of the Rubric Navigator. The techer's evidence for this component will then be displayed in the work area on the left side of the page. Each piece of evidence is in its own unique gray area.
The evidence must be packaged if it is to show up in the summative reports. To begin the packaging process:
- Click on each piece of evidence that supports the same claim in the rubric. Each block of evidence that you click on will turn black.
- The Rubric Navigator will transform into the floating Evidence Package Creation window on the right. The Evidence Package Creation window will guide you through the steps to package the evidence.
- The sample below shows that two pieces of evidence have been selected, and...
- The green button directs the principal to Go to the Rubric and select the relevant rubric text.
Number 4 in the sample above directs the principal to go to the rubric and select the relevant text in the rubric that best describes the quality of evidence.
- In the sample below, the principal selected text from the Distinguished performance level.
- Now that you have selected the evidence and highlighted text in the rubric that best describes the quality of evidence, the last step in creating an evidence package is to click on the green Create button in thefloating Evidence Package Creation window.
Resist the temptation to return to the top of the screen and click on the scoring bar. You should only click on a performance level on the scoring bar after you have finished packaging all of the selected evidence, and are ready to assign the evidence a summative score.
After you have packaged one or more pieces of evidence and aligned it to the rubric language, it will then appear further down on the page, in the section entitled Packaged Evidence.
- The dark gray area will display the language in the rubric that you highlighted to describe the evidence, and the first letter of the performance level for that language.
- Under the dark gray area, you will see the one or more pieces of evidence that is tied to that language in the rubric.
Eventually, all of your packaged evidence on this page will appear in this section, which will make it easier to assign your evidence for your Student Growth Goal (Part 1) a score.
You will see some changes on the top part of the work space:
- The performance score bar at the top of the work space will now display a numeral for the pieces of evidence in the component that align with that performance level.
The Rubric Navigator will now display the number of collected AND packaged pieces of evidence under their respective columns. In the sample below, three pieces of evidence have been collected for this component, and two of them have been packaged.
Return to the section at the top of the page called Collected Evidence. Repeat the steps above to package more evidence that has been collected and that you wish to align to the rubric.
In the sample below, all three pieces of collected evidence have been packaged.
- There are no remaining pieces of evidence displayed in the Collected Evidence section of the work space.
- The score bar at the top indicates that one piece of evidence has been aligned to the language in the rubric that describes Proficient, and two pieces have been aligned to the Distinguished language.
- The Rubric Navigator shows that there are 3 collected pieces of evidence for this component, and all three have been packaged.
Up to this point, we have been looking at the Evidence in the Rubric Navigator. However, if you would like to use the Rubric Navigator to help you track the performance levels of the evidence you collected, click on the green Performance button at the top of the Rubric Navigator window. Numeric markers will appear, representing the number of pieces of evidence that meets the standard for the performance level.
Read the next article to learn how to assign a summative score to this criteria's component and then to sign-off on the goal statement.