Use this page to locate:
- News and Updates
- Links to Live and Archived Webcasts
- Resources to implement PGES in CIITS
NEW: Quick Reference Cards with instructions for how to navigate the sources of evidence since the 16.1 update are available at the bottom of this page.
Click here to log in to CIITS and navigate to the Educator Development tab.
News & Updates
Hot Fix Resolved Issues
On Friday night 2/27/15 Pearson applied a hotfix to resolve multiple issues with Student Growth Goals and observations. To view a complete list of the issues addressed with the Hotfix visit the CIITS alerts and notifications posted on the KDE Notify system webpage.
Summative Evaluation Tool
The Summary of Evidence tool is available in the Educator Development tab in CIITS to record principals’ summative evaluation decisions for teachers and those participating in the Other Professional Growth & Effectiveness System. Superintendents and Designees have a similar tool to document the summative evaluation for the principals. Quick Reference Cards are available at the bottom of this page along with a video of Dr. Amanda Ellis demonstrating use of the tool. Additional supporting documentation can be located on the TPGES Summative Evaluation Process webpage.
Suppression of Scores
The observation forms within the Educator Development area of CIITS will now reflect the categories found in the Framework for Teaching by letters rather than numbers. Instead of displaying a numeric score from 1-4 in a teachers observation report, it will display the rating names: Ineffective, Developing, Accomplished, and Exemplary. (Although, when hovering over rating, e.g., Accomplished, for a component you will see the numeric rating – scheduled for suppression in 16.3)
The Observation Summary view for school, district and region and EDS Dashboard web-parts will still display the 1-4 scores until the 16.3 version update scheduled to be released late March or early April.
The Peer Observation tool previously required the peer observer to enter text/evidence for all components before it could be submitted as final. This issue has been corrected and the observer can now submit the observation as final with only comments added to the chosen components with the domains.
Instructions for calling the CIITS Help Desk
Pearson Technical Support recently implemented a new voice recognition system. Click here
for printable instructions for calling the CIITS Help Desk.
Observation Time Saving Tips
See the short video below to learn about adding scripted evidence as an artifact to the observation tool. Principals will align the evidence and make note of that in the script. They will link to each of the components observed and reference the notes in the artifact. However, once the artifact is attached additionally copying and pasting all of the evidence to each of the components within the tool is not a requirement.
District Level Administrator – Access to School Confidential Information
A district level administrator who is the immediate supervisor of a certified employee (OPGES or TPGES) and responsible for the evaluation of an employee may access the sources of evidence associated with this employee by being assigned School Leadership permission at the individual school where the employee is assigned. (All professionals participating in OPGES must be assigned in Infinite Campus to an individual school.) The district leadership may access the employee’s sources of evidence once they have changed their default institution located in “My Account.”
Note: Once the district administrator has been granted School Leadership permission at an individual school in order to evaluate an employee the administrator will have access in CIITS to all employees’ sources of evidence at that school to which they are assigned.
Upcoming CIITS/EDS Single Topic Webcasts
March 12 2014 2:00 pm
To watch scheduled webcasts live, click here. Click here to watch live from an iOs device.
CIITS/EDS Single Topic Webcast Archives
January 22 CIITS/EDS Single Topic Weekly Webcast: 16.1 Update
December 12 CIITS/EDS Single Topic Weekly Webcast: OPGES Observation
November 20 CIITS/EDS Single Topic Weekly Webcast: Peer Observations
November 13 CIITS/EDS Single Topic Weekly Webcast: Student Growth Percentiles for Classroom Teachers and Contributing Professionals
November 5 CIITS/EDS Single Topic Weekly Webcast: Student Growth Goals
October 9 CIITS/EDS Single Topic Weekly Webcast: Observation and Caseload Manager
October 2 CIITS/EDS Single Topic Weekly Webcast: Student Growth Goals
Educators may use the following resources to learn more about how to use each of the tools found within EDS.
TPGES & OPGES
Self-Reflection: How do teachers and other professionals create a self reflection?
QRC, Video, Video Slides
Professional Growth Plan: How do teachers and other professionals create a PGP?
Student Growth Goals:
How do teachers and other professionals create student growth goals?
How do teachers and other professionals view draft and completed observations?
How does a peer observer conduct an observation?
Roster Verification: How does a teacher verify their roster in CIITS?
How does a principal create and manage caseloads?
Self Reflection: How does a principal review a self reflection?
Professional Growth Plan:
How does a principal review and approve a PGP?
Student Growth Goals: How do principals review, approve and score student growth goals?
Observation: How does a principal conduct an observation?
Summative: How does a principals enter summative evaluation data from the pilot year 2014-15?
OPGES Pilot Participant Set-up
Other Professionals must be designated in Infinite Campus correctly in order to see the correct "Specialist Frameworks." The following resources will help guide this process.
Infinite Campus: How do I set up an Other Professional in Infinite Campus for the pilot year?
Infinite Campus Defaults: How do I set default institutions and default roles for Other Professionals in Infinite Campus?
PGES KTIP Pilot
These materials are for those districts who are participating in the 2014-15 PGES KTIP Pilot. Those KTIP interns not participating in the pilot will use the traditional KTIP program and will not need these resources.
Using EDS with KTIP
This chart details the sources of evidence within PGES and who is responsible for what in EDS within the PGES KTIP Pilot.
KTIP Resource Teacher: How do resource teachers conduct observations for a KTIP intern?
KTIP Principal Observation Review: How does a Principal review the observations conducted by a resource teacher?
KTIP Principal Observation Caseload:
How does a Principal create a KTIP Observation caseload?
Assistant Principal & Principal
Caseload Manager: How does leadership create and manage caseloads of principals?
Professional Growth Plans: How does a principal complete a professional growth plan?
Self Reflection: How does a principal complete a self reflection?
How does a principal conduct a site visit of an assistant principal-if required by the district?
Superintendent & PPGES Evaluator
The role of “CIITS District Leader Evaluator” enables the superintendent or his designee to view self-reflections, approve the PGPs and conduct site visits of principals in the district; this role is being automatically assigned to all active superintendents as long as they are properly defined in Infinite Campus. The role of “CIITS School Leader Evaluator” enables principals or designees to view self-reflections, approve the PGPs of assistant principals and use the Site Visit if desired with an assistant principal within their school. This role is automatically assigned to all active principals as long as they are properly defined in Infinite Campus.
Self Reflection: How does a superintendent review and approve a principal's self reflection?
Site Visits: How does a superintendent conduct a site visit of a principal?
Summative Evaluation: How does a superintendent, designee or principal enter summative evaluation data for a principal or an assistant principal.