The overarching purpose of teacher development and evaluation (TDE) and the alternative teacher professional pay system (ATPPS, commonly referred to as Q Comp) is to develop and support teachers so that they are their best selves for each and every learner. Just as excellent teachers use student assessments to inform instruction, excellent schools use information from professional evaluation activities to determine opportunities for individual and collective professional learning. Both programs focus on improving instruction and student outcomes with common activities including:
- Peer and school leader classroom observations and feedback on instruction
- Measures of student academic growth (among other student measures)
- Job-embedded professional learning opportunities, such as professional learning communities
- Opportunities for teacher leaders
Several resources supporting these programs are available in the subpages to the left of this page.