Maine DOE releases new educator effectiveness resources

The Maine DOE is releasing additional new resources to support the development and implementation of Performance Evaluation and Professional Growth (PEPG) systems. The new resources build upon those released last month and include Leader Evaluation and Professional Growth (LEPG) modules and a presentation specifically for special educators.

Among the previously released resources were educator training modules produced in collaboration with American Institutes of Research and the Department has now additionally added the last three modules in the State LEPG module series. Though each of the modules is aligned with the details of the State PEPG model for teachers or the State PEPG model for principals, they can be adapted by local districts as needed. The modules are located on the State Teacher PEPG and State Principal PEPG pages of the Educator Effectiveness website.

A PowerPoint slide presentation developed especially for special educators has also been posted. The information in this presentation includes a comparison between the Individualized Education Program and Student Learning Objectives and suggested approaches to the logistical challenges related to measuring the effectiveness of the special educator in a PEPG system.

The Department encourages districts to review all of the resources on the recently redesigned Educator Effectiveness webpages which serve to suggest approaches, ensure quality, answer questions, structure conversations and encourage collaboration.

For more information about educator effectiveness or technical assistance, please contact Maine DOE Educator Effectiveness Coordinator Mary Paine at mary.paine@maine.gov or 207-624-6748.