Educational effectiveness is a top priority in the NRESC. As a result of rigorous hiring procedures and high quality professional development, the administrative and teaching staff prides itself on meeting the needs of our students.
All tenured and non-tenured teachers are observed using the Stronge Evaluation Tool which captures: The learning objective; a description of the lesson; the manner in which the teacher has planned and prepared for the lesson; the implementation of the lesson and instructional strategies and procedures; a description of interaction with students; and the ways in which learning will be assessed. This narrative report also includes administrative commendations and recommendation necessary for continuous professional growth. There is also an expectation that the post-observation conference details are captured in writing. Tenured teachers are formally observed once during the school year. Non-tenured teachers are formally observed three times during the school year. In addition to formal lesson observations, all teachers are informally observed by their building Principal and the Director of Education. Informal observations are based upon research-based instructional strategies, proven to increase student achievement Information gathered is used to formulate instructional coaching needs, professional development plans, and to identify areas of best practice. Retention and employment decisions are based upon the findings and serve as the foundation for professional dialogue between administrators and teachers.
Teacher Evaluation Results
Due to the fact that the number of Teachers in the district does not exceed the number ten, the NRESC is not at liberty to report Educational Effectiveness for this group.
Similar to our teaching staff, all Principals in the District are also evaluated annually. The district uses the Stronge Evaluative Tool to measure performance in the following areas:
- Management of School, Community Relations, and Administrative Functions
- Curricular and Instructional Management
- School Personnel & Student Management
- Finance and Facilities Management
- Professional Growth and Development
A rating scale indicates whether the Principal is exceeding expectations, meeting expectations, needs improvement, or is performing at an unsatisfactory level. Tenured Principals receive one formal Annual Evaluation Performance Report per year. Non-tenured Principals receive two.
Principal Evaluation Results
Due to the fact that the number of Principals in the district does not exceed the number ten, the NRESC is not at liberty to report Educational Effectiveness for this administrative group.
Should you have any questions regarding the evaluation of staff please contact: Nicholas Vancheri, Director of Education · (973) 614-8585 ext. 3811