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Delaware Performance Appraisal System II Revised

DPAS II, the Delaware teacher performance appraisal system, is a nationally recognized, well-researched evaluation process, built upon and supported by the work of Charlotte Danielson.

The original system was the product of a multi-year, collaborative effort involving teachers, administrators, DSEA and DOE. The process was piloted and assessed before full state implementation in 2008. Using Danielson’s Framework for Effective Teaching(2007), the system focuses on those components shown to demonstrate teacher effectiveness. Though not recommended by Danielson, a student achievement component (Component 5) was added to the DPAS II process. This component requires educators to validate student achievement through scores on the state assessment instrument and/or through teacher collected artifacts that demonstrate student proficiency throughout the year.

When Delaware won the first Race to the Top Grant in 2010 the state began revising DPAS II, and more specifically, Component 5.  After more than 2 years of extensive work with a wide variety of stakeholders, including DSEA, the state unveiled a new Component 5 process.  The component rating is now determined using student growth as measured by the state test (DCAS), state approved multiple measures, and state approved growth goals.  Although the five components of the DPAS II system are weighted equally, Component 5 now serves as the gate keeper for the overall rating of an educator.

IMPORTANT RESOURCES: Click here for a page of links to documents that further define DPAS II Revised and the Component 5 process, documents that you may need to refer to, but are sometimes hard to find. They're all here in one place!

Questions? Contact Debbie Stevens, DSEA's dir. of instructional advocacy.

Evaluation process - DPASII-Revised - changing in 2013-2014