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  • Preparing for the 21st CenturyProfessional Assessment and Comprehensive Evaluation SystemPACES

  • Raise expectations for teaching and learning Accommodate new developments in teaching and learning Promote ongoing professional development Enable higher levels of student learningReduce paperworkPACES was developed to:

  • M-DCPS/UTD Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation1994Established by contract agreement to consider revisions to current evaluation system1996Began initial discussion to develop PACES1997- 2001 Conducted Pilot Studies and Field Tests

  • Members of the Joint Committee

  • PACES Program Leaders and Program Assistants41 Principals Serving as Program Leaders31 Teachers Serving as Program Assistants

  • Professional Development Programs: 1996 - 200128 Courses11,557 Participants107,863Person Hours

  • The Vision of PACESCreate a district-wide culture for improved teaching and learningUtilize technologies to improve teaching and learning Support continuous professional development

  • PACESFocuses on student learningEmphasizes collaborationPromotes climate of trustUses technology to support learning communities Enables teacher and administrator growthAccommodates differences among teachers and learnersLogo for consistency

  • New Teacher SupportPACES requires the establishment of Professional Growth Teams to support and assist teachers new to the school system.

  • National Trends State Standards District Goals

    PACES Addresses:

  • National TrendsHigher Order Thinking -- PACES promotes the development of critical and creative thinkingConstructivist learning design -- PACES embraces the practice of enabling learners to engage in active learning, therefore constructing their own knowledge in the process. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) -- PACES parallels the mission of establishing high standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do.

  • State StandardsSunshine State Standards clearly defined expectations for what students should know and be able to doProfessional Growth -- mandated responsibility for professional development activitiesAccomplished Practices -- specified expectations of what accomplished practitioners should demonstratePerformance Probation -- legislated time limits to demonstrate competence

  • District Goals: School to Career -- Effective implementation of the PACES will better prepare learners for graduation, employment, and postsecondary education. Effective Learning Environment -- Each of the PACES Domains directly impacts and increases the quality of the learning environment. Efficient Management Practices -- PACES enables administrators to implement professional standards of effectiveness, ethics, and efficiency.

  • Research LiteratureStudent LearningEffective TeachingProfessional GrowthMentoring/SupportTeacher CollaborationTeaching ExpertiseCooperative LearningHigher Order ThinkingTeacher Self-Assessment

  • Professional Growth...Ongoing process engaged by self, peers and administratorsProfessional responsibility of the site-supervisor as well as the teacher Self-reflective practice focused on student learning

  • The PACES Manual DomainsComponentsIndicators

  • The Seven DomainsPlanning for Teaching and LearningManaging the Learning EnvironmentTeacher/Learner RelationshipsEnhancing and Enabling LearningEnabling ThinkingClassroom-Based Assessment of LearningProfessional ResponsibilitiesI.II.III.IV.V.VI.VII.

  • Indicators

  • Classroom-Based ObservationSchool-Based Professional Development &District Professional Growth ExperiencesSchool ImprovementImproved Classroom PracticeStudent LearningPACES Focus

  • PACESPROFESSIONAL ASSESSMENT AND COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION SYSTEMLearn more on the Web at: