For the 2012-13 school year, we’re excited to continue our work with the RIG districts from last year and expand our group of early adopters by offering a chance for new districts to join the RIG process. Our previous RIG districts will apply for continued funding and support through iGrants form package 620 as a RIG I district, while districts new to the RIG process will apply through iGrants form package 625 as a RIG II district. For RIG II, we’ll offer two rounds; one round from September 2012 to January 2013 and another from February 2013 to April 2013. For the full details, please read Memo M036-12 (PDF).
From September 2012 to May 2013, regional districts will meet regularly with their ESD consortia, as determined by the ESD, to establish an overview of current legislation and evaluation system requirements, receive ongoing rater agreement training for the instructional frameworks by trained Criteria and Framework Feedback Specialists (CFFSs), and participate fully in utilizing best practices in developing and using data in the evaluation systems, including multiple measures, student growth data, classroom observations, and other measures and evidence. RIG I districts will also get training on the eVAL management system through the ESD Ed Tech Directors.
Read the RIG I activities, assurances, and application questions or download them as a PDF.
RIG II districts will meet regularly (minimum of five meetings), as determined by the ESD, to establish an overview of current legislation and evaluation system requirements, receive an orientation and learn how to use both the instructional and leadership frameworks, and participate fully in utilizing best practices in developing and using data in the evaluation systems, including multiple measures, student growth data, classroom observations, and other measures and evidence. RIGs will also get training on the eVAL management system through the ESD Ed Tech Directors.
Read the RIG II activities, assurances, and application questions or download them as a PDF.
Applications are to be completed via iGrants by school district teams who are willing to commit to the eligibility requirements outlined in Attachments A and B. The application requires that the school district superintendent, school board president, president of the local teachers’ association, and president of the local principals’ association (or a principal representative) all indicate support for participating in the TPEP implementation consortia.
The application includes a series of questions that are to be answered by each school district team.
Application Deadline, Review, and Selection Process
Applications for Form Package 620 have closed, but districts may still apply for the Spring round of RIG II (Form Package 625) until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 19th, 2012. Representatives from the TPEP steering committee, ESDs, and TPEP pilot district practitioners will review the applications and make final consortia selections. The review panel intends to select a diverse set of school districts that include large and small districts within each region. Districts that can demonstrate the readiness to work collaboratively, both internally with employee groups representing both teachers and principals and with other districts within the region, will be given additional consideration.
Each ESD will receive grants to support planning for the implementation of the new teacher and principal evaluation models. Total funding will depend on number of districts applying. This funding will provide support for regional meetings, evaluation resources, and mini- grants to each participating district through the ESD.
Learn more about the RIG process