District Determined Measures - Welcome to Norwood Public

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District Determined Measures
aka: DDMs
What is a DDM?
• Think of a DDM as an assessment tool similar to MCAS.
• It is a measure of student learning, growth, and
achievement related to MA curriculum frameworks or
other relevant set of standards for a particular discipline.
• But, a DDM can also be unlike MCAS:
A portfolio
A capstone project
A commercial assessment (e.g., DRA2, Lexia Core5)
Indirect measures: Attendance/discipline/graduation rates,
course taking patterns, social/emotional/behavioral learning
over time. Useful for Specialized Instructional Support Personnel
What is Required of All Educators?
• At least 2 DDMs per educator used over a 2 year period
to measure Impact on Student Learning (typically for
not the same students).
• 2013-14: Pilot as many DDMs as possible.
• 2014-15: 1st year implementation of joint committee
approved DDMs.
• 2015-16: As part of new Educator Evaluation System,
educators receive first round of Impact ratings (high,
moderate, low) based on two years of data and
collaborative (educator/evaluator) professional
Note: “Moderate” growth is defined as 1 year’s
progress over 1 year’s time.
Based on Professional Practice and
Goals Ratings
Summative Rating:
Two Ratings for All Educators
1-yr Self-Directed
Growth Plan
2-yr Self-Directed Growth Plan
Directed Growth Plan
Improvement Plan
Impact Rating
Rating of Impact on Student Learning
(Using two or more DDMs over two years: multiple measures
of performance, including MCAS Student Growth Percentiles
and ACCESS where available)
Four Basic Types of DDMs
Pretest and Posttest
Repeated Measures (e.g., DRA2 or running
records, Lexia Core5 or Strategies for Older
Holistic Evaluation (e.g., portfolio)
Posttest only (e.g., end of unit, term, or
course assessments; capstone project)
Note: A DDM should show growth over a year.
One can use a series of units to do so.
What Qualities Must a DDM Have,
especially since it is tied to teacher evaluation?
Must be aligned to and target most the important learning standards, or
objectives/student outcomes, for grade level & content area (content
Must be informative: informs educators about where students fall short or
excel; measures students’ progress/growth effectively.
Must be free of any bias (e.g., quiet students, vocabulary backgrounds).
Has common administration protocols. Note: Testing accommodations on
a student’s IEP must also be implemented for DDMs. [Update on
accommodations #26 & #30]
Has a common scoring process.
Will yield a range of performance & growth: high, moderate, low.
Moderate = 1 year’s progress. Needs to discriminate between strong and
weak performers.
Are equally rigorous across schools, grades, and content areas.
2 DDMs over 2 Years: Some Scenarios
If you teach or do…
You need or can use…
• Multiple subjects (e.g.,
K/elementary level).
• 1 DDM for ELA; 1 DDM for math
(must use 1 MCAS SGP; can use
both ELA & Math SGP).
• One subject or grade level
course only (e.g. middle
• 2 DDMs for that subject or course
for all sections (1 must be MCAS
SGP for ELA & math teachers).
• Multiple courses and/or
grades (e.g., high school).
• You and your supervisor will need
to identify which two courses’
DDMs to use that best capture
the core of your work.
• Specialized Instructional
Support (for SISP).
• “Co-teachers” (e.g. Title 1, ELL,
SpEd): use same DDMs/SGPs.
• Portfolio; Indirect Measures (e.g.,
attendance, discipline, or
behavioral data, etc.).
What Needs to be Done by When?
• By June 1, 2014, all districts need to submit to DESE a DDM
implementation plan for 2014-15 onward.
• Plan needs to indicate the two-three DDMs to be developed and used for
each grade level, course, or role.
• Recommendation: Use what assessments you currently have and modify
them to meet DESE standards for DDMs.
• A joint committee (elementary & secondary) has been formed to review
and approve all DDMs before they are used as part of the Educator
Evaluation System. This group will also determine how to use DDM results
to determine Impact Ratings.
Note: All DDM work will be eligible for PDP credit.
The End
Essential Questions:
• How can I show, in a reliable and valid way, my
impact on students’ learning something
important ?