SECTION I - Description of Evaluation Process of District Certified Staff
The observation, evaluation and support of teaching staff is vastly important in the Wyckoff Public Schools. The Board of Education and administrative body recognize that the continuing evaluation of all teaching staff members is essential to the achievement of the educational goals of this district. Classroom visits, formal observations and ongoing professional dialog and development are widely respected and institutionalized.
In accordance with administrative code, nontenured teachers are observed three times a year; tenured teachers are observed and evaluated once during the course of the school year. In an effort to ensure that a high level of instruction and academic rigor are commonplace, teachers are routinely observed by district level personnel in addition to their building principals. Formal observations are both announced and unannounced; multiple observations by varied staff members help to ensure there is consistency and support for teachers.
An annual performance report and summary conference is created each year; supervisors and teachers meet individually to discuss a review of the performance, progress toward the objectives set forth in the professional improvement plan developed at the previous annual conference, pupil assessments and growth toward program objectives. This report is complemented with input from other administrative personnel to advance a holistic evaluation of performance.