Commissioner’s Update – June 11, 2015

From the Maine Department of Education

As part of the implementation of Performance Evaluation and Professional Growth (PEPG) systems, Rule Chapter 180 and Maine Revised Statute Title 20-A, Chapter 508 require that School Administrative Units (SAUs) test-run or pilot their PEPG systems for principals and teachers during the 2015-16 school year. In order to ensure that districts are on track for a pilot next year, the law requires each SAU to submit a “plan describing the intentions of its pilot project” by July 15.

In an effort to minimize the amount of time that such a submittal might entail for districts, the Department has developed a relatively short survey, which will serve as the mechanism for submitting pilot plans. The Department expects 100% of SAUs to respond to the survey by July 15, even if not all are fully ready to pilot. The data we collect will in fact help the Department to determine which districts are in need of targeted supports.

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