Pennsylvania’s #1 Choice for Teacher Evaluation Management
Electronic Teacher Evaluation Portal (ETEP)
PAETEP is a comprehensive suite of teacher evaluation tools fully aligned with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Act 13. Our application is comprised of multiple modules that facilitate the following evaluation tasks:
PAETEP Base Product Features
- Complete unlimited number of announced and unannounced formal observations
- Process includes Pre-Observation Questionnaire, Pre-Observation Conference, Classroom Observation Evidence Scripting, Post-Observation Questionnaire/Self-Assessment Rubric, Observation Summary, Post Observation Conference, and Authentication
- Facilitates evidence collection for all NTPEs
- Process includes Action Plan with Goal Setting and selection of Component Focus Areas, Mid-Year Updates, Year-End Update, and Self-Assessment Rubric
- Use with Counselors, Nurses, School Psychologists, Social Workers, Home School Visitors, Speech Therapists, Instructional Technology Specialists, Building Principals, Supervisors of Special Education, Supervisors of Curriculum and Instruction, Supervisors of Pupil Services, CTC Directors, etc.
PAETEP Add-on Modules
PAETEP Modules – Evidence Collection by Educator Type
Do You Have the Tools You Need to Be Act 13-Compliant?
Pennsylvania Act 13 requires evidence to be gathered in a number of ways in support of the final effectiveness ratings on the new 13-1, 13-2 and 13-3 forms. As the only teacher evaluation tool that has the requirements built right into the software, PAETEP provides the specific tools and modules needed to collect the necessary evidence with ease! Check out all of the ways you can use PAETEP to address the Act 13 requirements!
Act 13 Changes for the 2021-22 School Year
Pennsylvania Act 13 of 2020 has made modifications to the Educator Effectiveness process which will go into effect for the 2021-22 school year. Edulink is working to align PAETEP with the new requirements with no additional cost to our clients. It has always been our philosophy to keep PAETEP fully compliant with PDE requirements.
ESSER Funding Options for PA Educators
The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act includes an additional $53.4 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER II Fund). PA-ETEP and Comply may have applications related to providing school leaders with resources to continue to address the needs of their schools. Edulink is offering a 5% discount on three-year contracts as an option for districts looking for ways to allocate the new funding.
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Stay on Top of Teacher Evaluation State Mandates, Finish Observations Faster, and Collaborate More.
Edulink’s PAETEP electronic teacher evaluation portal contributes to your district’s success.
For full detailed records and accountability
For easy access and organization
So you can focus on meaningful discussions
Into the status of all staff for ease of management
Free Comprehensive Support
For a complex and changing process
To ensure compliance with state mandates (PDE Act 13)
Manage the evaluation process for all of your educators
Teachers can interact with supervisors throughout the observation process, send notifications, and review their performance records. Additionally, teachers have the option to complete a Student Student Performance Measure (SPM), an Individual Education Plan (IEP), or a Student Learning Objective (SLO) for the year.
Principals & Supervisors
Supervisors can manage the entire evaluation process from start to finish. Various PAETEP modules can be used to collect evidence and engage in dynamic conversations with teachers. An array of options are available, including, Walkthroughs, Formal Observations, Differentiated Observations, NTPE Observations, SPMs/IEPs/SLOs, Anecdotal Notes, Custom Forms and 13 Rating Forms. Supervisors can also engage with their Superintendents through the ‘My Supervision’ tab. Principals can set goals, pick focus areas, and share information and artifacts with their supervisor through NTPE Observations, Principal Performance Goals, and Anecdotal Notes.
Non-Teaching Professional Employees
Nonteaching Professional Educators can interact with supervisors through the NTPE Observation process, as well as Walkthroughs, Anecdotal Notes, and Custom Forms. Similar to the teacher process, NTPEs can submit evidence, view notifications, and review their performance records at any time. In addition, NTPE Supervisors can evaluate employees with the same tools available to principals.
Onboarding & Training
Training is provided for administrators and principals through live webinars. The training lasts about 1.5 hours. The first 30 minutes of the training is for a central administrators and shows the user how to manage the back-end of their portal, setting up buildings, adding supervisors, assigning roles, etc. The other 60 minutes of the training is specifically for supervisors/principals.
Various reports are available via the PAETEP base product. For example, administrators can review a summary of items in progress (Observation Summary Report), review component ratings across the district (Component Summary Report), review identified areas of growth and strength (Strength and Growth Report), and view data needed for the annual Teacher and Principal Evaluation Survey (TPES Report).
PA-ETEP Users Benefit from Refresher Webinars, Industry Updates, Newsletters and Product Enhancements.
LATEST PA-ETEP NEWS
The Educator Effectiveness Annual Report is due to the PDE by February 28, 2023. PA-ETEP clients enjoy the time-saving benefit of having all data required for the report compiled and easily accessible inside the software.
Our customers are raving about PA’s number one teacher evaluation tool!
“I believe that PA-ETEP is an excellent tool for administrators. I have used this program for many years and find it easy to use and it provides an excellent framework for sharing data with multiple users.”
Stan Whiteman III
Duquesne City School District
“This is a wonderful product. I estimate that PA-ETEP saves me approximately 1.5 hours per observation.”
Tri-Valley School District
“Of all the educational products and software we have dealt with over the years, this one may be the most effective at addressing a huge need and is done in a very professional and simple manner.”
Shenango School District
Open the door to clear communication, ongoing professional conversations, and organizational consistency across your district.
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Edulink Named One of 20 Most Promising Compliance Technology Solution Providers of 2019
The entire Edulink staff is proud and honored to be acknowledged for the effectiveness of our products, as well as our ongoing commitment to helping educators throughout the Commonwealth efficiently comply with State-mandated regulations.
“The observation process utilizing PA-ETEP is an effective tool not only for evaluation purposes but to help teachers grow in their profession. I love it!”
Greencastle-Antrim School District
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