Working with TIPS (2014) - Information provided by C. Goodykoontz

Here’s a quick tip (no pun intended) for how Principals can tell if they have any teachers requiring TIPs for the 2014-2015 school year. All required TIPs have been created in PeopleSoft, so the Principal can see both the EMPLID and the Teacher Name by accessing ePerformance as follows (assumes logging into PeopleSoft through Portal).

Click on the Human Resources tab

Click on the Human Resources 9.1 link

Click on Manager Self Service

Click on Performance Documents

Click on Current Documents

Presently, there are only Improvement Plans up-loaded. Some Principals have been asking about the other Performance documents. We will be loading them over the next few days and they should be there by early next week. When that happens, it may be helpful for the Principal to click on the Document Type heading. That will group all of the similar performance documents together. They may need to scroll to see the Improvement documents. Remember, the TIP document, like other ePerformance documents, needs to be Completed or it will continue to show up in your Current Documents. 

What is a Student Learning Objective (“SLO”)?

An SLO is the method by which the District is required to derive teachers’ State Growth score when the State does not provide a score. An SLO identifies students’ goal for growth for the year. It must be specific and measurable, based upon available prior student data, and aligned to Common Core, State, or national standards, as well as any other school and District priorities.

Who will have SLOs for 2013-2014?

All teachers of record who DO NOT teach 4 – 8 math or ELA need to create an at least one SLO. If you are not a 4-6 Common Branch teacher or a 7th and/or 8th grade Math or ELA teacher, you will have an SLO.

Additionally, teachers who teach 4 – 8 math and/or ELA who are at risk of not having at least 16 total student scores (such as self-contained special education teachers), should create SLOs to ensure that they have a State Growth Score at the end of the year.

Classroom teachers who teach less than 0.4 FTE do not have to be evaluated under APPR and, therefore, would not require an SLO.

If you have students attached to you in Chancery and you will be giving them a grade (Ramp up students will be given a “pass/fail” grade), you are a teacher of record for those students. Resource teachers, ICOT, and consultant teachers are also teachers of record.

Teachers of record do not include School Psychologists, School Social Workers, Speech Teachers, Instructional Coaches (unless they also teach 0.4 FTE or more), TOAs (unless they also teach 0.4 FTE or more), and Librarians.