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Georgia Department of Education Teacher and Leader Keys Effectiveness System Takes Shape

The Georgia Department of Education (DOE), in partnership with Truenorthlogic, built Teacher and Leader Keys Effectiveness systems designed to support the state’s Race to the Top education reform plans.

PRLog - Aug. 29, 2012 - SANDY, Utah -- The Georgia Department of Education (DOE), in partnership with Truenorthlogic, built Teacher and Leader Keys Effectiveness systems designed to support the state’s Race to the Top education reform plans.  The Teacher and Leader Keys Effectiveness systems assist in the professional growth and development of Georgia educators, while increasing their ability to make an impact on student learning.  

The electronic platform houses Georgia DOE’s teacher and leader effectiveness frameworks, including self-assessments, classroom observations and walkthroughs, student surveys and student learning objectives, and manages the entire evaluation process all in one, efficient system.  The electronic effectiveness system promotes teacher and principal interaction, so that teachers can respond to the principal’s observation and feedback of their instructional practice.  Administrators can conduct classroom observations and walkthroughs both online and offline as they observe teachers in the classroom, eliminating paper and pencil.  The platform links standards to professional learning opportunities.  For example, if teachers need support with instructional practice skills such as classroom management, they can be led to professional development classes, videos, and online professional learning communities to help them with that particular area.  The electronic effectiveness system has robust reporting and dashboards allowing principals and the district office to see at a glance where the evaluation process stands.

“The ability to access these professional learning resources and reports in a one-stop-shop is both exciting and essential for educator effectiveness,” says Avis King, Deputy Superintendent for School Improvement at the Georgia Department of Education.

“Truenorthlogic’s solution manages the overall teacher and principal evaluation process in a system configured to our client’s educator effectiveness needs.  We are pleased to partner with the Georgia Department of Education in helping them accomplish their Race to the Top plans,” says Jeanette Haren, President and CEO of Truenorthlogic.

In the 2012-2013 school year, approximately 50,000 teachers in both Race to the Top and non-Race to the Top districts will participate in a pilot of the Teacher and Leader Effectiveness systems.  Full statewide rollout for required evaluations is planned for the 2014-2015 school year.

Truenorthlogic is the leading provider of K-12 Education Human Capital Management solutions that solve complicated educator quality issues.  Our award-winning solutions help state education agencies and districts link human resource management with sustainable, scalable strategies to ensure an effective teacher for every student, including teacher preparation and induction support, licensure and certification tracking, career planning tools, professional development management and system support for differentiated learning and incentive pay models. With more than one million licensed users, Truenorthlogic has a proven track record helping organizations achieve educational workforce excellence.  For more information, visit www.truenorthlogic.com.

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