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Growth Metrics for K-12 Human Capital Management Part 3: Evaluations

Human Capital Management

What are the key metrics in K-12 human capital management that district leaders should monitor and benchmark against? After laying a foundation in the new report, we’ve been breaking down the findings in Part 1 (recruiting and hiring) and Part 2 (engagement and learning) of a blog series.

In this final installment, we’ll look at evaluation and feedback. What measurements are key indicators of an engaged and effective educator workforce, and what levers can leaders pull to improve outcomes for teachers and students?

KPIs for Evaluation and Feedback

1. Summative performance evaluations show differentiation that is aligned with educators’ demonstrated skills.

Accurately identify areas of strength and growth opportunities.

ACTION STEP: If your evaluation data are showing “inflation” or other inaccuracies, review the raw data and examine whether the aggregation process might be overshadowing highly valuable performance information that educators could be using to improve.

Additional Resources

WHITE PAPER: How do you build a culture of trust in teacher evaluations? Read Now
POLL: Are your evaluations primarily used to gauge performance, or to support teacher growth? Take the instant poll

2. Educators regularly collaborate with other educators in their subject areas, grade levels and across the curriculum.

Cultivate open and honest feedback that is delivered in a safe and productive way. Educators should find feedback plentiful and actionable, and mentors, coaches and evaluators should see improvement as a result of their feedback to educators.

ACTION STEP: Many educators report that the biggest impediment to collaboration is prohibitive scheduling. If your teachers don’t have sufficient time to collaborate, look at the schedule for opportunities to bring teachers together at least twice a week to talk about practice and plan for instruction.

Additional Resources

WHITE PAPER: Read how formative feedback and meaningful conversations can help grow teaching practice and foster a collaborative educational environment Download Now
PODCAST: Listen in as Dr. Ellie Drago-Severson (author of Leading Adult Learning) and Christy Joswick-O’Connor (a school administrator in NJ) discuss building successful collaborative teams. Listen Now
WEBINAR: How do you cultivate a growth mindset for teachers and staff? Watch the free, on-demand webinar to learn more. Watch Now

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Ali Wert

Allison (Ali) Wert is the Content Marketing Manager of the award-winning content team at Frontline Education. She has been writing about education topics for nearly 10 years and specializes in best practices for K-12 strategic human capital management. Under her leadership, the team at Frontline was recognized as the Winner of CMA's 2017 Project of the Year and Best Content Marketing Program. Ali also helps to manage marketing for the Frontline Research & Learning Institute and The Line.