Somerset County School District

Teacher Evaluation

Somerset County Public Schools evaluate our teachers each year. This evaluation process ensures that our educators continuously improve and gives them feedback that allows for targeted professional development. These evaluations are based on two aspects of performance: Professional Practice and Student Growth.

 

Professional Practice Measurement:

A classroom observation is a formal or informal observation of instruction while it is taking place in the classroom. Each educator is observed multiple times per year by different evaluators and those observations are recorded on an observation form. During the observation the evaluators asses the teacher’s knowledge of content, student engagement, planning and other key indicators.

 

Student Growth Measurement:

Each educator sets Student Learning Objectives (SLO’s). These objectives are specific statements that describe what the students will be expected to learn during the term of the objective, as well as the methods used to measure the attainment of the objective. Each educator submits two SLO’s per year; educators teaching core academic subjects must submit at least one SLO based on state assessments.

 

These two measurements are then used to calculate the educator’s final evaluation rating. Somerset County Public Schools ratings levels are:

  • Highly Effective
  • Effective
  • Developing
  • Ineffective
 
2015-2016 Teacher Effectiveness Ratings:
 
 

Ratings

Schools

Exemplary

Proficient

Developing

Ineffective

Carter G. Woodson Elementary

25

19

0

0

Deal Island Elementary

3

2

1

0

Greenwood Elementary

19

10

4

0

Princess Anne Elementary

23

5

1

0

Somerset Intermediate

20

12

5

0

J.M. Tawes CTE

5

4

0

0

Crisfield Academy High School

12

7

4

0

Washington Academy High School

9

23

8

0