By Kevin McCorry
July 21, 2014
Katy Morris, an eighth-grade algebra and geometry teacher at Welsh Valley Middle school in Narberth, is out to revolutionize how teachers experience the evaluation process.
This past school year, Pennsylvania adopted a new statewide teacher evaluation system – due in part to an incentive in the federal Race to the Top school accountability competition.
The new system, known as the “Danielson Framework,” breaks teacher competency down into four domains that incorporate 22 components containing a total of 76 specific criteria elements.
On each element, administrators assess teachers on a three-tiered scale, judging them to be basic, proficient or distinguished.
For many teachers, the evaluation process can be among the most stressful parts of the job.
In reaction to the new system, Morris started tinkering with some ideas based on her techie background.
Full story: Narberth teacher designs app to help educators meet Pa. evaluation requirements By Kevin McCorry, Lancaster Online, 7/21/14