Use this page to locate:
- News and Updates
- Links to Live and Archived Webcasts
- Resources to implement PGES in CIITS
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
CIITS/EDS version 16.3 was updated on Friday, April 10th. This update resolved an issue some users had experienced trying to submit an observation. The affected users had been unable to submit an observation due to the progress tracker showed a numerator greater than the denominator, i.e. 7/6. Users who experienced this will now be able to submit the observations normally. The update also provides the following new actions and new methods for displaying information.
- Teachers can upload artifacts after a Student Growth Goal has been approved (until it has been submitted as final)
- Principals, Peers & those who conduct observations can change the observation type (Full, Partial) once it has begun, as well as enter a Post-Observation Conference Date
- Principals can print a completed observation with a signature section
- Teachers and principals can now access previous year Self-Reflections & Observations entered into CIITS
- Student Growth Goals will display initials (Low, Exp, Hgh) or rating names
- The Observation Summary report and any observation web-parts will display only the rating name or initial
- Visual/Display enhancements (fonts, layout, images) were made to the Observations tool, Student Growth Goals tool, and Self-Reflections tool creating greater consistency across the system
CIITS/EDS Single Topic Webcast Archives
April 2 CIITS/EDS Single Topic Weekly Webcast: Student Growth Goals
March 19 CIITS/EDS Single Topic Weekly Webcast: Suppression of Scores
February 24 CIITS/EDS Single Topic Weekly Webcast: Summative Evaluation Tool and Moving Forward
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.
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.