By adopting Rediker Software’s Teacher Evaluator, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has refined its approach to professional development for teachers and staff. Ten schools in the district piloted Teacher Evaluator in 2013 to help identify needed areas of professional development, and just two years later, 21 more schools in the district have come on board with the pilot program.
To ensure that Teacher Evaluator met the evaluation needs of the district’s schools, Rediker Software worked closely with a focus group of administrators to customize a program that would work for them. Key features in the program include real-time dashboards for teachers and administrators to assess and gain an overall view of progress, a self evaluator so teachers can respond to evaluations, and customized rating scales to comply with mandated teacher ratings. The ability to track multiple observations throughout the evaluation process is also included, as well as automatic e-mail notifications to teachers once evaluations are ready to view, and a reports center to identify strengths and needs.
“This school district had some very unique needs that we were able to customize and cater to with our Teacher Evaluation product,” said Andrew Anderlonis, President of Rediker Software. “One important and revolutionary function that was added to meet the needs of the district was the ability to layer past evaluations on top of the evaluation that is being done and pull content from those past evaluations,” he explained. “This (function) greatly helped to not only enhance but make the process of doing summative assessments much more efficient, and ultimately saved administrators time not having to find and flip through past evaluations.”
Teacher Evaluator allows school administrators and department heads to schedule and complete evaluations on an iPad® using state-mandated rubrics or their own custom evaluation forms. During the evaluation process, evaluators can reference standard descriptors, set goals, create an improvement plan, and communicate with teachers using a built-in memo feature.
About Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
Forty-four schools encompass 25,600 miles, serving nearly 9,000 K-12 students in 21 diverse communities. The mission of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is to develop productive, responsible citizens who are prepared to be successful in a dynamic world.
About Rediker Software
For over 35 years, Rediker Software has been a leader in school administrative software for private, public, international, religious and independent schools. Through its innovative solutions, Rediker Software helps schools in over 120 countries manage administrative tasks, maximize school-to-home communication and inspire student performance and success. The company’s products include AdminPlus, a cloud-based SIS solution, TeacherPlus Gradebook, Plus Portals for parents and students, Admissions Plus Pro, and Teacher Evaluator. Rediker Software offers experience, reliability, unsurpassed technical support, ease of use, and leading-edge features not found in any other system.
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