Knox Community School Board Gets Update on Teacher Evaluation Model

Superintendent A.J. Gappa
Superintendent A.J. Gappa

The Knox Community School Board discussed the Standard for Success model used for certified teacher evaluations.

Superintendent A.J. Gappa said the three building principals delivered the report to the board.

“With this modern technology, they can go into a classroom and do a walk-through and highlight things that are going on in a quick fashion – within five minutes or less. They can show how an extended observation can be hooked in with the RISE evaluation tool and objects can be marked as highly effective, effective or needs improvement at that time and then they can go back and critique that,” explained Gappa.

Gappa remarked that the best aspect of this technology-induced evaluation tool is that the teachers get instant feedback.

“The principal goes in and does a walk-through and as soon as they get into their office they can send an email to the teacher. The teacher then has instant feedback on what the principal was viewing.”

Student learning objectives are also tied into the evaluation tool.

This is the first year that the Standard for Success tool is being used at the Knox Community School Corporation.