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