All school boards must implement the revised TPA process for experienced teachers no later than September 2007. The Performance Appraisal of Experienced Teachers Technical Requirements Manual 2007 and the Revised Summative Report Form are on the Ministry website at http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/teacher/teachers.html.
Components of the Revised TPA Process for Experienced Teachers
Who is the “Experienced Teacher?”
Teachers may be encouraged to gather parent and student input in developing their ALP each year, and the teacher will determine the appropriateness of this option.Annual Learning Plan (ALP)
Teachers take responsibility for their own learning and growth as professionals.
Summative Report Form
The Summative Report Form has been revised. The Evaluator will:
The summative report should also reflect the teacher’s input throughout the process. There should be no surprises for the teacher upon receipt of the summative report.
Log of Teaching Practice
This is an optional resource that can be used to record examples of teaching practice related to the competencies. The sample provided in the Ministry manual on page 59 also includes the shortened list of “look fors”. They can be used as a resource and samples of observable behaviours. The “look fors” are not to be used as a required checklist.
School Board Resource Teams
The School Board Resource Team, which includes federation and teacher representatives, will provide joint professional learning opportunities for teachers and principals to promote effective implementation of the revised process. The performance appraisal process is intended to be supportive, collaborative, transparent, and a meaningful professional growth opportunity.