December 13th, 2012

Designing Comprehensive Evaluation Systems: Summit IV: Bridging Educator Evaluation with Common Core Implementation to Improve Teaching and Learning


Arizona Framework for Measuring Educator Effectiveness


The Arizona Department of Education in Partnership with the West Comprehensive Center (WCC) at WestEd and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Pointe Hilton Resort at Squaw Peak, Phoenix Sunday, February 24, 2013 – Monday, February 25, 2013

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Purpose of the Summit

  • To deepen understanding of the link between the implementation of Arizona’s Common Core Standards (ACCS) and educator effectiveness;
  • To recognize how ACCS, effective instruction, aligned assessments and educator evaluation systems are interdependent and complementary;
  • To acknowledge the critical importance of school and local education agency leadership in order for the successful alignment of education reform initiatives to occur;
  • To examine various approaches, both within and outside of Arizona, to use observation instruments to identify ACCS instruction;
  • To apply tools and processes to bridge implementation of ACCS to educator evaluation systems;
  • To further develop action plans to move efforts forward at the local and state levels.

Keynote Speaker

Fred Brown, Director of Strategy and Development, Learning ForwardWhat Instructional Leaders Need to Know and Be Able to DoMr. Brown will focus on the skills and abilities instructional leaders need in order to provide support for instructional planning and delivery aligned to common core standards.

Featured Speakers

Dr. Stanley Rabinowitz, Director of Assessment & Standards Development Services, WestEdForward Thinking: A Comprehensive View of Standards ImplementationDr. Rabinowitz will outline a systems approach to teaching and learning that includes common core standards, next generation aligned assessments, instructional practices, real-time data feedback/evaluation loops and professional development designed to improve teaching and learning.

Dr. Sandra Alberti, Director of State and District Partnerships and Professional Development, Student Achievement PartnersCommon Core Standards:  So, What’s New?Dr. Alberti will provide an overview of the key features and instructional shifts in the Mathematics and English Language Arts standards.


LEA teams responsible for the design and implementation of the district Local Education Agency’s (LEA’s)  educator evaluation system and ACCS implementation, made up of district/LEA, school and teacher leaders, such as:

  • Superintendents & Principals
  • School board members
  • HR Directors
  • Assessment and/or Curriculum Directors
  • Department or Grade Level Chairs
  • Content Specialists
  • Association leaders

Summit Format

Participants will hear national experts provide current information, research and resources on approaches to measuring educator effectiveness and ACCS Implementation.  LEA teams will have the opportunity to reflect on and discuss the information provided and develop plans in working sessions.  Experts will be available for questions, consultation and guidance during team working sessions.  A workbook will be provided for each session to record key ideas, reflections, discussions, decisions and next steps determined in working sessions.

Cost of Conference:  $250/person

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Hotel Reservations must be made separately. To reserve a guest room, please click this link or call (602) 997-2626. The state per diem rate is $141.00 + tax.  The cost includes free wireless internet in the guest room.  Should you have any issues, please contact Laura Dudzik by phone at (602) 364-1851 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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