NEW BOSTON — More than 40 school administrators participated in Electronic Teacher Principal Evaluation System (eTPES) training at the South Central Ohio Educational Service Center.
“Superintendents have to complete a district setup in order for principals to be able to access certain pieces of the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System. There are two parts to the teacher evaluation. There is the observational piece, where principals have to go in and observe teachers. There’s also the student growth piece. Where we look at student data and how students performed in the class throughout the school year,” said Kara Copeland, a curriculum director at the South Central Ohio Educational Service Center (ESC) in New Boston.
The sessions also serve as professional development to review legislative changes in education.
The ESC hosts training sessions twice each year – once in the spring and once in the winter — for superintendents and principals throughout Region 15. In the fall, training covers setting up the district system and selecting the methodology of evaluation.
About 15 school districts from several local counties participated in the spring training on Feb. 10 and upcoming on Feb. 18, at the ESC, to review those evaluations and ensure they are being completed correctly.
The ESC provides many professional development workshops for regional educators and school administrators. Those workshops are announced on their website, www.scoesc.org, and participants can register online.
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