Information for Principals
Improvement plans for PAR primarily concentrate on instruction from elements in Domains 2 and 3. Sometimes Domain 1 is addressed.
Signs a Teacher May be in Need of Interventions
- Poor lesson planning and/or the absence of planning and preparation for instruction
- Inadequate content knowledge
- Serious discipline and classroom management problems
- High incidence of student referrals
- Frequent conflicts with students
- Lack of instructional strategies
- Difficulty holding student interest in classroom activities
- Difficulty differentiating instruction
- Poor knowledge and alignment of assessment tools and strategies
- Difficulty collaborating with colleagues and engaging parents in student learning
- Trouble with organization and managing day to day job requirements
- Communication with colleagues, parents, and students about progress and learning needs
FACT: Once the Improvement Plan has been written and work has started with a Consulting Teacher, PAR recommendations are made between 45 and 90 working days. Occasionally an additional 45 days is needed.
FACT: Principals are required to observe a teacher on an Improvement Plan once every ten days and hold one debrief session with the teacher about the observation with a written memo.
FACT: The ATF ensure that the Negotiated Agreement is in compliance throughout the Improvement Plan process.
FACT: There is no maximum number of memos/directives that must be written. There must be documented communication between an administrator and teacher when a teacher is not meeting competencies/domain elements.
FACT: Principals are required to observe a teacher on an Improvement Plan once every ten days and hold one debrief session with the teacher about the observation with a written memo. The ten minute report to the PAR Panel is oral.