LEAP gives teachers and leaders the opportunity to reflect on practice and to make shifts in instruction and support based on a variety of data. The system is designed to look holistically at multiple factors contributing to a teacher's effectiveness.
School leaders and/or peers observe a teacher’s classroom practice, collect evidence, align the evidence to the Framework for Effective Teaching, arrive at an indicator score to help capture the level of performance, and identify strengths and opportunities for growth. In 2022-23, observation will be tied to the LEAP Learning Cycles (click on "Observation" to read more).
Reflects the off-stage, individual and collaborative teacher behaviors that impact planning, instruction and student learning.
Student Perception Survey (SPS)
Representing the voice of the students, the SPS includes three categories of each teacher’s practice as perceived by their students:
1. Facilitates Learning
2. Supports Students
3. Communicates High Expectations
Measures how teaching impacts student academic learning and growth. When taken into account with other measures of teacher performance, student academic outcomes provide a more holistic picture of the learning that results from teacher actions over the course of a year.
The graphics below represent how the multiple measures of LEAP come together to define and support effective teaching.
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2022-23 LEAP Learning Cycles (re: Observation)
LEAP Framework-Spanish 2022-23
DPS Playbook for Early Career Teacher Success
How to Check Observer Certification Status
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