Leadership Excellence and Development (LEAD)
Complete LEAD Mid-Year Evaluations & Conversations by February 16LEAD Mid-Year (MY) is the time to discuss areas of strength, opportunities for growth and progress toward school and/or individual goals. It is also a time to review the body of evidence (including benchmarks and evidence as defined by the LEAD Framework or LEAD goals). In addition, the evaluator provides mid-year ratings, specific feedback and action steps.
- Review/utilize resources:
- LEAD Mid-Year Slide Deck
- Best Practices - School Leaders
- Best Practices - Collaborative Directors
- Fairness Guide
- Enter evaluations with ratings in SchoolMint and share them with employees at least 24 hours prior to the MY conversation to allow time for review
Complete LEAD Mid-Year Self-Assessment by January 24Complete LEAD Mid-Year Self-Assessment by January 24The LEAD Mid-Year (MY) performance conversation window for the 2023-24 SY is Jan 2 - Feb 16. In preparation for MY conversations, school leaders are asked to complete a self-assessment in SchoolMint by Jan 24.
During MY conversations, school leaders and their evaluators meet to discuss current areas of strength, opportunities for growth, and progress toward school and/or individual goals. Together, they review the body of evidence, including benchmarks and evidence as defined by the LEAD Framework or LEAD goals and update as necessary. In addition, the evaluator provides specific feedback and action steps for professional practice competencies.
Host LEAD Beginning-of-Year (BOY) & Goal Setting Conversations by Oct 1
Goal setting is an important part of our growth and performance cycle and is an opportunity for each school leader to connect their work directly to the LEAD Framework, DPS Strategic Roadmap, School Strategic Plan, Unified Improvement Plan, MLE Implementation Plan, and Black Excellence Plan.
- Review the LEAD 2023-24 BOY Goal Setting Resource for 2023-24 changes, timelines, requirements and resources
- Set two to four goals (in SchoolMint) by Oct 1
Note: Principals must have a LEAD MLE goal if they:
- did not receive an overall “Effective” MLE Program Implementation Rating and/or
- did not receive an “Effective” MLE Program Effectiveness Rating
DPS designed the Leadership Excelence and Development (LEAD) growth and performance system to support Instructional Leadership Teams and improve student achievement. This includes the LEAD Framework which defines what excellent school leadership looks like. LEAD also helps school leaders develop their skills by identifying their areas of strength and opportunities for growth. This happens through supervisor and teacher feedback paired with access to personalized professional learning opportunities.
LEAD aligns closely with our teacher-focused growth and performance system LEAP (Leading Effective Academic Practice). Together, the two systems support the growth of all educators in every school.
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LEAD IN DENVER EVALUATION RESOURCES
LEAD Framework Resources
- LEAD Updates 2023-24
- Educator Evaluation Changes: FAQ
- SB22-070 FAQ
- LEAD 2023-24 Timeline at a Glance
- LEAD Framework Handbook
- Titles/Positions Eligible for LEAD 2023-24
Principal/Assistant Principal/Leader of Others
- LEAD Best Practices Checklist (School Leader)
- LEAD Best Practices Checklist (Director/Executive Director)
- Infor HR Instructions: How to change AP position to be indirect supervisor over deans
- LEAD Fairness Guide 2023-24
- SchoolMint Login Page
- Performance Management
LEAD Evaluation Structure
LEAD evaluation is made up of 70% professional practice and 30% student growth.
Professional practice is measured by the six competencies in the LEAD Framework.
LEAD Framework Competencies:
- Instructional Expertise
- Vision & Strategy
- People & Culture
- Community & Equity
- Personal & Values
- Operational & Organizational
Student growth is measured by School Performance Framework (SPF) growth and individual goals for student growth.
- Educator evaluations are 50% Professional Practice & 50% Student Growth. For SY 2023-24, student growth within educator evaluations will be comprised of the following:
- 20% Individual LEAD Goals
- 10% Collective Measure= school-wide SLO Percent of Points Earned for SY 2023-24
- This calculation is generated in the LAT and can be viewed on the school-level SLO tab in the LAT. We will use the percent as of May 1st* and provide the corresponding rating.
All principals, assistant principals, and leaders of others create and submit 2–3 leader-selected student growth goals. Student growth goals are intended to highlight school leaders’ primary areas of focus and are intended to align with the school’s Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) and Strategic School Plan.
LEAD ONLINE TOOLS
SchoolMint is the collaborative observation and coaching tool for educators, inclusive of; Teachers, Specialized Service Providers and School Leaders. This tool includes enhanced communication and analytic features that make documentation and sharing simple, while helping educators work together to make progress toward their goals.
SchoolMint is available here.
Training is housed within the SchoolMint tool by clicking on "Take a Tour" in the bottom, left-hand corner.
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