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New Mexico Implementation

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Empirical Education and the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) are entering into their fourth year of collaboration using Observation Engine to increase educator effectiveness by improving understanding of the NMTEACH observation protocol and inter-rater reliability amongst observers using it.

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Pittsburgh Public Schools Uses 20 New Content Suite Videos

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In June 2015, Pittsburgh Public Schools began using Observation Engine for calibration and training their teacher evaluators. They were one of our first clients to use the Content Suite to calibrate and certify classroom observers. The Content Suite contains a

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Arkansas Implements Observation Engine Statewide

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BloomBoard’s observation tool, EdReflect, has been used across the state of Arkansas since fall 2014. Last year the Arkansas Department of Education piloted Observation Engine, an online observation training and calibration tool from Empirical Education Inc., in four districts under

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North Carolina Improves Calibration of their Evaluators with Observation Engine

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The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is using Observation Engine™ to improve the calibration of their teacher evaluators.  And it works!   In the pilot of their Observation Calibration Training (OCT) resources during the 2014–15 school year, NCDPI worked with

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Newton-Conover in North Carolina Documents Improvement in the Calibration of Their Classroom Observers

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Empirical Education, working with our partner BloomBoard, initiated a pilot implementation of North Carolina’s Observation Calibration Training (OCT) platform. The OCT platform uses BloomBoard’s Professional Development resource library as an entry point for Observation Engine™ with its calibration activities and suite

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Gloucester Joins the Team

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Last month, we welcomed Gloucester County Special Services School District (GCSSSD) and Gloucester County Vocational-Technical School District into our Observation Engine™ family. Gloucester is using the McREL Teacher Evaluation System in conjunction with McREL’s Observation Engine Content Suite, which consists

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OE Used in NEFEC Pilot of Blended Certification Course

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This fall, over 50 administrators from the North East Florida Educational Consortium member and participating districts participated in a pilot of a blended professional learning solution with Observation Engine™ at its core. The course—called “Blended Model for Observation Certification”—was authored

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Fort Wayne Community Schools in Indiana begins CCE Implementation

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Fort Wayne Community Schools (FWCS) in Fort Wayne, Indiana recently began using Calibration & Certification Engine (CCE), School Improvement Network’s branded version of Observation Engine™. FWCS is partnering with professional learning association, Learning Forward, to develop in-house proficiency with the

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Empirical Education Helps North Carolina to Train and Calibrate School Leaders in the North Carolina Educator Effectiveness System

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Empirical Education, working with its partner BloomBoard, is providing calibration and training services for school administrators across the state of North Carolina. The use of Observation Engine™ began in June with a pilot of the integrated solution, and once fully

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Region 18 Launches Observation Engine in Three Texas School Districts

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Three Texas school districts are now using Observation Engine™ to help prepare and certify school administrators and teacher leaders to perform classroom observations as part of their use of McREL’s Teacher Evaluation System. These districts are working with the Texas

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