During the Global Observation (for Baltimore and DC), Comprehensive Observation (for Dallas/Fort Worth), and Independent Observations, coaches will enter ratings into the online coaching platform on the discrete set of indicators that comprise the Accountable Teaching Practices (ATPs). At the end of each semester, as per the coaching treatment, Urban Teachers averages the ratings from either the Global Observation or Comprehensive Observation with the ratings from an Independent Observation (when applicable) to generate an overall score and shares this information in a performance report. As per the coaching scope and sequence, performance reports will be generated and disseminated to participants. Urban Teachers has set expectations that gradually increase throughout a participant’s time in the program (see Program Requirements Overview). The overall score is compared to the expectation for that program year. Participants can access their coach ratings on their teaching practice through the online coaching platform within a few hours of when an observation has been rated and shared.
Urban Teachers provides school reports to principals after the fall semester to inform them about participants’ progress during that semester. Urban Teachers expects all participants to take responsibility for monitoring their own progress throughout the year by accessing their ratings on the Teacher Practice Rubric (TPR) posted within the online coaching platform.