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Appendix A - Teacher Candidate Evaluation Forms


  • Student Teaching Final Evaluation (each placement): this evaluation should be a three-way dialogue: CT, CFS, and the teacher candidate. There should be no surprises. Communication & formative evaluations ongoing — all involved should have a clear understanding of the evaluation. A “professional growth plan” plan should be implemented if and only if remediation is warranted before a judgment is made. A professional growth plan should be discussed if the overall rating for the “Mid-quarter Review" is at a “2” or below — average ratings of “ineffective” & “developing.”
  • Professional Growth Plan: the CT and CFS work together to provide the necessary strategies for teacher candidates to be successful. There are times, however, that through concerted and collaborative efforts, the teacher candidate is not meeting the standard. Through the evaluation process and based on formal and informal observations, the CT and/or the CFS may determine that a professional growth plan be established for the teacher candidate. (A professional growth plan will be automatically implemented if the overall rating for the “Mid-quarter Review” is below a “2” — average ratings of “ineffective” & “developing.”) The professional growth plan will identify the skills, behaviors, etc. that need further development. The CFS and CT will monitor the progress and set a timeframe for the plan.
    • After the professional growth plan Probationary Period, teacher candidates whose performance still does not meet the standards required to recommend them to the NYSED for certification or who do not wish to continue pursuing teacher certification will meet with the Manager of Student Teaching Operations and the appropriate Unit Coordinator and Program Leader. If a teacher candidate is removed, a performance review will be conducted. A new setting will not materialize after the CT, the CFS, and at times, the building administrator, recommend a teacher candidate’s removal.
  • Cooperating Teacher End-of-Quarter Evaluation: this evaluation is intended to provide the CTs with an opportunity to express their views regarding the preparation of our teacher candidates and the quality of the field experience process. This will provide valuable feedback to the Departments regarding the Education programs from the CTs’ perspective.
  • Guidelines for Video Confidentiality for Teacher Candidates: Before you record your classroom instruction, you must ensure that you have the appropriate permission from the parents/guardians of your students and from adults who appear in the video recording. A sample request for a release form and sample release form are provided for your reference. These are sample materials only, and reflect the type of notification and permissions that must be obtained prior to recording your video and submitting your materials for scoring. Check with your CFS for other specific information that may be required to include in the release form. The samples provide information about the purpose of the video within the context of the assignment. Any other use, e.g., within SUNY Plattsburgh, requires separate explicit permission. You may not use the video recording for any purpose that is not within the parameters of the release forms you received for students or adults who appear in your video.
    • Sample media policy from a partnering school district:
      “Interviews, filming, or videotaping on district property may not occur without prior approval from the building administrator or department head and the Media Relations Department. Approval may be in the form of an email. Requests for interviews are generally granted if the individual from whom the interview is being sought agrees to participate. If the individual does not wish to be interviewed or photographed, he or she may decline; however, the individual or the building administrator should notify the Media Relations Department. Filming, videotaping, and photographing children in classrooms, on campus, or in school-sponsored events are allowed for non-instructional purposes, provided that there is a signed parental consent form or release form for each child who participates in such activities [Refer to the host school’s media policy permission forms.] Signed parental consent forms must be in the school files and accessible upon request. General images of children in which no one student is identifiable do not require parental permission forms. In addition, the filming, videotaping, and photographing of children for classroom instructional purposes or for a purpose related to a co-curricular or extracurricular activity do not require parental permission forms. These provisions are in accordance with _____.”
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