FCPCS launches web-based teacher evaluation system

Tallahassee, FL -- October 4, 2013 -- The Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) is pleased to announce the recent launch of a web-based version of the FCPCS Evaluation System. This new evaluation option, now offered digitally through the observe4success interface, was developed by FCPCS in response to a need for a more flexible, customizable observation and evaluation format.

To help ensure public charter schools' compliance with Senate Bill 736 (SB 736), also known as the Student Success Act, FCPCS developed this comprehensive evaluation system for classroom teachers, instructional specialists, and student services personnel as well as an evaluation system for school-based administrators. The FCPCS evaluation systems were recently recognized by the Florida DOE as having met all requirements stipulated in SB 736 and are currently available for all FCPCS members. Extensive training is available via webinars posted on the FCPCS website. FCPCS has recently engaged Florida-based observe4success to provide a web-based platform allowing administrators to easily use the evaluation tool. A product demonstrations, as well as informational webinars, are available on the FCPCS website.

Created in response to the challenging and demanding task of evaluating teachers, the development process was a collaborative effort, combining both teacher and administrator feedback along with industry feedback surrounding existing solutions. Blending that feedback with the experience and knowledge of curriculum and evaluation experts, this new option from FCPCS offers administrators a more flexible, customizable option and is available from any web-enabled device through this partnership with observe4success.

observe4success Vice President, Abby Sterensis, says, “We are honored to be working with the team at FCPCS and could not be happier with the digital evaluation and observation solution we have to offer educators. We feel the FCPCS system offers a comprehensive approach to evaluating school staff and administration while keeping the process itself simple enough to not become cumbersome. Designed to support the vision and uniqueness of individual charter schools, the Consortium’s approach is a great response to SB 736.”

This all-inclusive evaluation system offers differentiated evaluation options for classroom teachers, student services personnel, curriculum support personnel, media specialists, as well as school-based administrators. observe4success’ award winning classroom observation platform brings this powerful evaluation tool online, combining observe4success’s simple user-interface and powerful analysis capabilities with FCPCS' comprehensive evaluation tool.