Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/21/2022 - 5:00 PM
Category: Adoption of Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: Approval of CITE and LEAD Rubric Revisions/Recommendations
End Statements:
End Statement II Outstanding Educators and Staff
Outstanding Educators and Staff
Enclosure Attachment #1: Board of Education Presentation-Proposed CITE and LEAD Rubric Revisions
Attachment#2: Proposed CITE Generalist Rubric
Attachment#3: Proposed CITE Educator Rubric
Attachment#4: Proposed LEAD Rubric
File Attachment:
June 21, 2022 BOE CITE_LEAD Approval Slide Deck.pdf
DCSD CITE Generalist Evaluation Rubric - 2022-2023_ FINAL.pdf
DCSD CITE Educator Evaluation Rubric - 2022-2023_FINAL.pdf
DCSD LEAD Evaluation Rubric - 2022-2023_FINAL.pdf
Summary : Historical Background:
In 2012 districts began implementing rules and regulations related to legislation (S.B. 10-191) that formulate the guidelines for teacher, Specialized Service Provider (SSP), and principal evaluations in the state of Colorado. Provisions are made within the legislation for districts to use their own unique evaluation tool provided it meets or exceeds the quality standards as described by the state of Colorado. Douglas County School District began using the CITE evaluation tool in 2011-2012 and the LEAD evaluation tool in 2012-13. The evaluation model and its rubrics are continuously reviewed for quality and revised as needed.

During the 2016-2017 school year, significant changes were made to the CITE Generalist rubric which included shifting to a growth model, removing prescriptive language and building accurate descriptions of the role of the Teacher and the Teaching. Additionally, an Educator rubric was developed alongside the Generalist in 2017-2018 to encompass the work of the district’s many other educators and SSPs. The revisions to the CITE rubrics in 2016-2017 were followed by revisions to the LEAD Rubric during the 2017-18 school year.

In October of 2019, staff had the opportunity to participate in a CITE Rubric Survey. The results of the survey indicated that our rubrics need to provide more clarity, be more aligned to the daily work of educators, and to have less redundancy (especially in Standard 4: Assessment). This feedback has helped to drive the work of each of the focus groups over the past 2 years. During the 2020-2021 school year, minor work was done to revise the CITE rubric collection to reflect the introduction of the Colorado Essential Skills as part of the 2020 Colorado Academic Standards. In July of 2021, CDE provided feedback that the DCSD CITE Generalist Rubric needed specific language aligned to literacy and mathematics practices for generalists, content area teachers and specials/electives teachers.

Historical Background:
In 2012 districts began implementing rules and regulations related to legislation (S.B. 10-191) that formulate the guidelines for teacher, Specialized Service Provider (SSP), and principal evaluations in the state of Colorado. Provisions are made within the legislation for districts to use their own unique evaluation tool provided it meets or exceeds the quality standards as described by the state of Colorado. Douglas County School District began using the CITE evaluation tool in 2011-2012 and the LEAD evaluation tool in 2012-13. The evaluation model and its rubrics are continuously reviewed for quality and revised as needed.

During the 2016-2017 school year, significant changes were made to the CITE Generalist rubric which included shifting to a growth model, removing prescriptive language and building accurate descriptions of the role of the Teacher and the Teaching. Additionally, an Educator rubric was developed alongside the Generalist in 2017-2018 to encompass the work of the district’s many other educators and SSPs. The revisions to the CITE rubrics in 2016-2017 were followed by revisions to the LEAD Rubric during the 2017-18 school year.

In October of 2019, staff had the opportunity to participate in a CITE Rubric Survey. The results of the survey indicated that our rubrics need to provide more clarity, be more aligned to the daily work of educators, and to have less redundancy (especially in Standard 4: Assessment). This feedback has helped to drive the work of each of the focus groups over the past 2 years. During the 2020-2021 school year, minor work was done to revise the CITE rubric collection to reflect the introduction of the Colorado Essential Skills as part of the 2020 Colorado Academic Standards. In July of 2021, CDE provided feedback that the DCSD CITE Generalist Rubric needed specific language aligned to literacy and mathematics practices for generalists, content area teachers and specials/electives teachers.

Proc
Funding:
Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the CITE and LEAD Rubric Revisions/Recommendations under adoption of Consent Agenda.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Matt Reynolds - System Performance Officer
Signed By:
Erin Kane - Superintendent