Tuesday, October 9, 2012

What in the World is Inter-rater Reliability?

If you are a trained ATPPS Observer you are eligible to do observations for your colleagues even if you are NOT a BIL.

Each observation you do makes you eligible for a $50 stipend.

 BUT.....there is a hoop that you need to jump through first...

You must attend the

This fabulous gathering will be held
Monday, October 29th in the Media Center!

Mark Your Calendars now...
You won't want to miss it :)

Just for a giggle, I looked up Inter-Rater Reliability on Wikipedia and this is what I learned:

In statistics, inter-rater reliability, inter-rater agreement, or concordance is the degree of agreement among raters. It gives a score of how much homogeneity, or consensus, there is in the ratings given by judges. It is useful in refining the tools given to human judges, for example by determining if a particular scale is appropriate for measuring a particular variable. If various raters do not agree, either the scale is defective or the raters need to be re-trained.

Here is a simpler explanation of what this meeting will entail!

  • We will gather together to watch a couple of video examples of teachers teaching.
  • We will use the ATPPS Rubric to score the lessons.
  • We will talk about how and why we scored the items.

The shared conversation will help us have a common sense of what is Proficient or Basic.  This will make our observation coaching more consistent and cohesive.

 Remember....this meeting is mandatory for you to be on the list to do observations!

 If you have any questions about this....don't hesitate to ask!
I will send more information about the videos in a week or so!
Let me know if you need a copy of the scoring rubric.

Monday, October 8, 2012

October ATPPS Update!

The BIL team will be meeting on Monday after the PD Committee Meeting!

We will discuss these things:

PDP Plans:
  • check in with each BIL to find out how far along people are with writing PDP's
  • FYI: NWEA MAP Scores for Math are available for grades 3-5
  • NWEA MAP Scores for Reading are available for grades 3-5  by Monday and by the end of the week for Grade 2 
 Overview of Plan for ATPPS Paperwork Procedures:
  • I have created a document for each of you with the title- nameATPPS2012 
This is the ONLY Official version of your ATPPS paperwork 
This document is SHARED with ME....Your BIL....and YOU!!!
You can share this document with any observer who is NOT your BIL when they do an observation for you

    • Be sure to use this document when you write your PDP

    Since the first observation window begins the first of NOVEMBER....we will be selecting the dates for the inter-reliability training.
    REMEMBER:  If you want to be an observer this year....YOU MUST....complete an inter-rater reliability session.  More information about this will be in the next post.