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 Center for Educator Effectiveness (TxCEE), at the Region 18 Education Service Center.
“We are pleased to be supporting the implementation of this highly regarded and evidence-based observational framework,” Caldwell, Project Manager of Teacher Evaluation at TxCEE, said. “The use of Empirical Education’s services has made it possible for us to certify observers that are geographically disparate.”
Since the formation of Empirical’s partnership with McREL in August of last year, TxCEE and McREL have been working together as part of a 2012 Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant to introduce McREL’s Teacher and Principal Evaluation Systems to several Texas school districts. Three of those districts (Anderson-Shiro CISD, Lancaster ISD, and Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD), comprising over 50 schools, are now using Observation Engine as part of the Teacher Evaluation System rollout.