The Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center (MACC@WestEd) research and technical assistance team, a collaboration of the Community Training and Assistance Center (CTAC) and WestEd, is partnering with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to evaluate the statewide implementation of the Teacher and Principal Evaluation (TPE) system.
Based on a multi-year, mixed methods evaluation, the study examines the perceptions of frontline educators regarding the support they receive in understanding and implementing the Teacher and Principal Evaluation (TPE) system, and the use of Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) to measure student growth and improve instruction. The study also explores educators’ current views of TPE implementation and additional supports they need, as well as the changes of their perceptions since the first study year of 2012-2013. MSDE has intentionally used the findings and recommendations from the reports to inform the state’s support to educators throughout Maryland.
The team has previously released four reports documenting the progress of TPE implementation in Maryland:
|Stay the Course in Maryland, 2016||Change in Practice in Maryland, 2015||Real Progress in Maryland, 2014||Spotlight on Maryland, 2013|