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Delaware Professional Appraisal System 101: Part 2 of 6

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DPAS II: Additional Information

Delaware’s teacher evaluation system is based on the work of Charlotte Danielson.  This system is divided into 5 components, each evaluated on a 4.0 scale; distinguished, proficient, basic, and unsatisfactory.  All components are weighted and add up to a final score; satisfactory or unsatisfactory on the summative evaluation. Interesting to note, some districts do not allow for any rating above proficient…not sure why.

Component One: Planning and Preparation

This component is featured on pages 8-15 of the teacher guide.  It starts with an overview and a copy of the component rubric.  If you are new to this evaluation system you would think, “If I follow this I will be good,” but no.  There is another rubric, the criterion rubric. You can find it on the DOE website or click here.  This rubric is found in the appendix of the guide, not in the reading.  Wonder…

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