Claiming Guidance

Shortly after the conclusion of state testing in the spring, teachers claim students taught during the school year. Their claiming rosters, once approved at the school and district levels, will be used to calculate teacher effect scores. Teacher effect scores are used for a number of diagnostic and evaluative purposes including teacher evaluations. The claiming process plays a crucial role in ensuring accurate data for calculating teacher effect scores. Click here for claiming guidelines: Guidelines for Teachers Who Claim Students for Teacher Effect Calculations

Additionally, the Governor’s Alternative Education Advisory Group has developed guidance around best practices in claiming for alternative educators, and some general best practices for alternative education. Read more about their suggestions below.

These slides provide an overview of the legislative change to include special education students in individual teacher effect scores, as well as guidance for claiming students.

Special Education/RTI Conference Slides (March 2013)