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Coach Evaluation

Purpose of Evaluation

As with the purpose of the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness (EE) System for evaluating teachers and principals, as well as the Wisconsin-created evaluations for other professional staff roles, the WI Evaluation of Coaches is designed and intended as a performance-based continuous improvement system. The Coach Evaluation processes and rubric are intended to provide meaningful and relevant feedback for the instructional, teams, or systems coaches that support guided, individualized, and self-determined professional growth and development.

A stakeholder workgroup of Wisconsin coaches, evaluators, and coach organizations developed the Wisconsin Coach Evaluation rubric and processes to align to national professional standards and the WI Coaching Competency Practice Profile (CCPP) for coaching systems. The CCPP has recently been updated and the aligned WI coach evaluation tools will be available in the Frontline Education Platform starting 2022-2023 and Google format that may be used through the individual district’s local storage options. 

WI Coach Evaluation User Guide

The WI Coach Evaluation User Guide provides a foundational understanding of WI’s Coach Evaluation System. The Coach Evaluation User Guide outlines the recommended minimum processes for coaches and their evaluators to plan and carry out learning-centered evaluations specific to their unique professional roles. The User Guide contains specific examples of application and implementation for different types of coaches: instructional, teams, and systems.

Coach Evaluation Process Forms

Each link below prompts you to make a copy of the form template in your Google Drive account.

Coach Self-Review (updated version coming 2022-2023)

The coach uses this form to reflect on the strengths and areas for growth aligned to the components of the practice rubric.

Coach Evaluation Plan (EP) (updated version coming 2022-2023)

This form guides the development and review of annual professional goals: Professional Practice Goal (PPG) and Client or Program Outcome (CPO).

Coach Artifact Portfolio (updated version coming 2022-2023)

The coach lists documents, videos, graphs, etc. that contain evidence of performance aligned to the practice rubric components and CPO goal(s).

The Department of Public Instruction has developed several data collection tools to support and enhance a Decision Support Data Systems within a coaching system which could be used as artifacts by coaches within their evaluation. For details and links to templates of data collection tools, see Coaching – Decision Support Data System (DSDS).

Announced Observation Coach Planning

The coach shares the planning process related to a client coaching session or other specific activity prior to the observation event by the evaluator.

Announced Observation Coach Reflection

The coach shares reflections on what went well and what could have been done differently during the observed activity. This information can inform formative, growth-oriented dialogue and feedback.

Observation Evidence and Feedback (updated version coming 2022-2023)

The observer documents evidence observed throughout the Evaluation Cycle. The form sorts the evidence by component on individual tabs for each observation. The observer then has the opportunity to engage with the coach to provide formative feedback, as well as all cycle evidence compiled, sorted by component, to use in the End-of-Cycle Summary.

End-of-Cycle Summary Reflection

The coach shares reflections on the learning process of the Evaluation Cycle and how this learning will influence continued growth in the next Evaluation Cycle.

End-of-Cycle Summary (updated version coming 2022-2023)

The evaluator reviews all artifact and observation evidence collected throughout the Evaluation Cycle to collaborate with the coach on next steps for continued growth, how improved practices can positively impact student, staff, or program outcomes, and provide summative feedback.