The mission of the Mount
Laurel Township School District is to prepare all children to be
successful citizens and workers in the 21st Century. As aligned with the
2004 revised New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, this
includes educating students to read with comprehension, write clearly,
compute accurately, think critically, reason, discover, innovate,
collaborate, and use information to solve problems.
Evaluation of our professional staff directly relates to this mission.
Confirming excellence and providing support is critical to student success. All teachers must have the pedagogy needed to meet all student academic and emotional needs, content knowledge to support the NJ Core Curriculum Standard requirements and a sense of their own efficacy and professional needs. Our educational leaders need these same skills and must also be able to translate visions and goals into actions, support learning and teaching within their schools and respond to the affective needs of students, staff, parents and community.
Evaluation data allows for the school system to make decisions about how best support our staff and to achieve it's mission. Expecting, maintaining and supporting high levels of competency in our educational staff fosters a learning environment where all can achieve.
The annual review for teachers is conducted at the end of each school year. It is a narrative compilation of the information gathered from formal observations, student academic success measures and the professional activities in which the teacher was involved. An overall rating of PC=professional competent, NI=need improvement or U=unsatisfactory is given at the end of the report.