Annually, Local Education Agencies (LEAs) are responsible for completing a Teacher and Principal Evaluation Survey (TPES). The annual TPES report will be emailed to superintendents the week of January 11, 2021. The survey is a required report to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and is to be completed and returned by February 19, 2021. PA-ETEP clients enjoy the benefit of having all of this data compiled in the report easily accessible inside the software.
To learn how to access your data within PA-ETEP to complete the required TPES report, see Teacher and Principal Evaluation Survey Report (TPES).
Change in Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Calculations for 2019-20 and 2020-21
Due to the recent changes announced by the PDE, we have made the necessary changes to the ESSA calculation and TPES report within PA-ETEP.
As you know, reported in the TPES report is ESSA-required data on Educator Effectiveness. With the waiver of student performance data, the ESSA calculation for 2019-20 and 2020-21 will be altered. That is, the Elective (SLO) data (20%) will be substituted with additional emphasis on Domain 3 – Instruction, as this domain includes the component of Using Assessment in Instruction. Therefore, for reporting in 2019-20 and 2020-21, the following data elements will operationalize the definition of effective educator for ESSA’s equitable access requirements:
1. Student Growth Measure – Domain 3 – Instruction (20%)
2. Domain 2 – Classroom Environment (30%)
3. Domain 3 – Instruction (30%)
4. Domain 4 – Professional Responsibilities (20%)
In practical terms, Domain 3 will comprise 50% of the weighting.
For additional information about these changes, see the PDE guidance document found in our support article.
Completing 82 Forms for 2019-20 and 2020-21
Act 136 of 2020 waived the requirement to include performance data otherwise required on 82 rating forms for the 2020-21 school year. Therefore, like 2019-20 (Act 13), professional employees’ evaluations will again be based solely on classroom observation and practice.
To learn more, see Completing 82 Forms within PA-ETEP for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 School Year.