This system was developed by SLPs from around WI during the 2018-19 school year and piloted during the 2019-20 school year. It can be a useful tool for highlighting the roles and responsibilities of SLPs in schools and can provide guidance for professional growth.
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 Speech-Language Pathologists is designed and intended as a performance-based continuous improvement system. The Speech-Language Pathologist Evaluation Processes and Rubric are intended to provide meaningful and relevant feedback for the speech language pathologist that supports guided, individualized, self-determined professional growth and development.
A stakeholder workgroup of Wisconsin SLPs, evaluators, and school-based SLP organizations developed the Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) Evaluation System. The practice rubric is aligned to national professional standards. The WI SLP evaluation tools will be available in the Frontline Education Platform starting 2020-21 and Google format that may be used through the individual district’s local storage options
WI SLP Evaluation User Guide
The WI SLP Evaluation User Guide provides a foundational understanding of WI’s SLP Evaluation System. The SLP Evaluation User Guide outlines the recommended minimum processes for SLPs and their evaluators to plan and carry out learning-centered evaluations that are specific to their unique professional roles.
Wisconsin Speech Language Pathologist Evaluation User Guide
SLP Evaluation Process Forms
Each link will have you make a copy of the form template in your Google Drive account.
- SLP Self-Review
The SLP uses this form to reflect on the strengths and areas for growth aligned to the components of the practice rubric.
- SLP Evaluation Plan (EP)
This form guides the development and review of annual professional goals: Professional Practice Goal (PPG) and Student or Program Outcome (SPO).
- SLP Artifact Portfolio
The SLP lists documents, videos, graphs, etc. that contain evidence of performance aligned to the practice rubric components and SPO goal.
- Announced Observation SLP Planning
SLP shares the planning process related to a speech therapy session or other specific activity prior to the observation event by the evaluator.
- Announced Observation SLP Reflection
SLP shares reflections on what went well and what could have been done differently during the observed activity. This information can inform formative, growth-oriented dialog and feedback.
- Observation Evidence and Feedback
Observer(s) document evidence observed throughout the Evaluation Cycle. The form sorts the evidence by component on individual tabs for each observation with opportunity for the observer to engage with the SLP 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
SLP 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
The evaluator reviews all artifact and observation evidence collected throughout the Evaluation Cycle to collaborate with the SLP on next steps for continued growth, how improved practices can positively impact student or program outcomes, and provide summative feedback.