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Tool Name
West Virginia Teacher Evaluation System

Evaluation Type
Classroom Observations

Subject
All Subjects

Grade
All Grades

Use of Evaluation
Formative
Summative

URL
West Virginia's assessment system as defined in the state's administrative regulations is available at http://wvde.state.wv.us/policies/p5310.pdf.

Developer
This product was developed by the West Virginia Department of Education.

Product Description
With the West Virginia Teacher Evaluation System, classroom observation teachers receive one of four ratings: exemplary, exceeds standards, satisfactory, and unsatisfactory in the following areas: programs of study, classroom climate, instructional management system, student progress, communication, professional work habits, and technology standards.

General Target Population Information
All teachers in West Virginia participate in this evaluation system.

Stage of Teacher Development
Teachers with less than three years of experience receive two formal evaluations annually. Teachers with five years of experience or more and who have not received an unsatisfactory rating have the option to complete a professional development plan in lieu of the classroom observation.

Users
All school districts in West Virginia use this system. A new evaluation is tentatively scheduled to go into effect during the 2011–12 school year.

Research and Resources
To date, research on this evaluation system has not been conducted or published.

Cost
Cost for the use of this product has not been established.

Contact Information
Keith Burdette
Executive Director
Office of Human Resources
Building 6, Room 264
1900 Kanawha Boulevard
East Charleston, WV 25305-0330
Phone: 304-558-2702
Fax: 304-558-0216

Support Available
Technical assistance is not available to individuals outside of the West Virginia Public School System. The West Virginia Department of Education may offer consultation.