05-071 C.M.R. ch. 180, § 5 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE STANDARDS FOR TEACHERS
Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022
The Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC)Model Core Teaching Standards are the benchmark for teacher effectiveness in Maine schools. To evaluate the professional practice of teachers in a PEPG system, a school administrative unit must use a professional practice model that includes performance standards aligned with the InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards; supporting descriptors for each standard as published or endorsed by the creator/sponsor of the standards; and rubrics for each standard. At the time this rule was drafted, the creators of the InTASC Model Core Standards had not created rubrics to be used with the standards and descriptors. Therefore, a school administrative unit must either locate or create rubrics for the InTASC standards or use a professional practice model that includes a complete set of InTASC-aligned standards, descriptors and rubrics.
The Department has determined that the following models contain all of the elements necessary to be approved for use as the professional practice element of a PEPG system for teachers:
If a school administrative unit chooses to use a professional practice model other than the models listed above, it must demonstrate to the Department that the school administrative unit's selected model meets the criteria set forth in this section.
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