Project Overview

 
School System Improvement (SSI) is a grant funded collaboration between Rutgers University and Arizona State University. Principal Investigator, Dr. Linda Reddy, received a $40 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education - Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Competition to improve student achievement. The project is aligned with the goals of the NJDOE and USDOE to provide partner schools with support in two main areas, Comprehensive Educator Evaluation and Targeted Professional Development, both of which lead to the main objective of increasing student growth and achievement. School System Improvement supports to schools include:

 

Comprehensive Educator Evaluation

Targeted Professional Development

Teacher Evaluation System that includes observer rating, teacher self-report, and student achievement data.

Teacher

  • Classroom Strategies Scale
  • Danielson Framework for Teaching
SSI provides each school with a Master Mentor Teacher who supports teachers with collaboratively created goals. Master Mentor Teachers provide ongoing support and are stationed at their home schools
  • MyiLOGS
  • PARCC and MAP Data
SSI provides schools with Leadership Teachers. Leadership Teachers support teachers with project requirements. Leadership Teachers also provide school-wide professional development on SSI tools.
Principal Evaluation System that includes observer rating, teacher self-report, and student achievement data.

Principal

  • Stronge Principal Evaluation
  • PARCC and MAP Data
SSI Provides each school with a Leadership Principal. Leadership Principals train school administrators to use teacher evaluation tools, to give formative feedback to teachers, and provide support in classroom specific and school-wide needs.