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Summative End-of-Year Conference toolkit

The Summative End-of-Year Conference Toolkit provides information regarding policy requirements, highlights promising practices, and includes tools, templates, and sample videos to support school leaders and teachers in preparing for collaborative professional conversations.

The Summative End-of-Year Conference is a mandatory face-to-face meeting between the Advance-eligible teacher and the principal and/or other evaluator. The purpose of this collaborative conversation is to review feedback and ratings from observations of practice and to identify successes, areas for improvement, and next steps toward the teachers continued professional growth.

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The Summative End-of-Year Conference is a mandatory face-to-face meeting between the Advance-eligible teacher and the principal and/or other evaluator. The purpose of this collaborative conversation is to review feedback and ratings from observations of practice and to identify successes, areas for improvement, and next steps toward the teacher’s continued professional growth. At a Glance: Best Practices for Summative End-of-Year Conferences highlights policy requirements and promising practices for successful collaborative conversations.
 

This self-reflection tool is intended to support teachers in celebrating their growth and continuing to strengthen their practice. This tool can be used by teachers voluntarily as a resource to guide their thinking as they reflect on their instructional practice, including areas of strength, areas for growth, current support, and desired future support.

As school leaders prepare for teachers’ Summative End-of-Year Conferences, this optional reflection tool may help them plan while reviewing the feedback and ratings from observations of practice. A principal might consider asking all evaluators to complete this reflection for one to three teachers and plan a discussion around it during a norming meeting. 

This optional template can support school leaders in integrating best practices into Summative End-of-Year Conferences to support teachers’ continued professional growth.

This document outlines best practices for school leaders and administrative teams as the schedule, prepare for, and reflect upon Summative End-of-Year Conferences.

This video excerpt of a sample Summative End-of-Year Conference is intended to illustrate best practices and generate discussion among school leaders as they prepare to lead these conversations. This video shows a sample conversation between a principal and a novice teacher in need of support reflecting on his practice. In the video, the principal guides the teacher through reflecting on student learning data, making connections between the data and his teaching practice, and identifying next steps for the teacher’s continued growth.

This sample Summative End-of-Year Conference video is intended to serve as a model for collaborative conversations. Evaluators will hold Summative End-of-Year Conference with teachers whose experience, strengths, and areas for growth vary; thus, these samples are not roadmaps for every conversation. Rather, the goal of this video is to support evaluators in envisioning what a successful Summative End-of-Year Conference might look like and to provide some strategies they may find beneficial.

This video excerpt of a sample Summative End-of-Year Conference is intended to illustrate best practices and generate discussion among school leaders as they prepare to lead these conversations. This video shows a sample conversation between a principal and a veteran teacher interested in developing his teacher leadership. In this portion of the conference, they reflect on the teacher’s areas of growth and develop a plan for the teacher to share his learning with colleagues in the coming year.

This sample Summative End-of-Year Conference video is intended to serve as a model for collaborative conversations. Evaluators will hold Summative End-of-Year Conference with teachers whose experience, strengths, and areas for growth vary; thus, these samples are not roadmaps for every conversation. Rather, the goal of this video is to support evaluators in envisioning what a successful Summative End-of-Year Conference might look like and to provide some strategies they may find beneficial.

This video excerpt of a sample Summative End-of-Year Conference is intended to illustrate best practices and generate discussion among school leaders as they prepare to lead these conversations. This video shows a sample conversation between a principal and a veteran teacher interested in developing his teacher leadership. In this portion of the conference, they reflect on the teacher’s areas of growth and develop a plan for the teacher to share his learning with colleagues in the coming year.

This sample Summative End-of-Year Conference video is intended to serve as a model for collaborative conversations. Evaluators will hold Summative End-of-Year Conference with teachers whose experience, strengths, and areas for growth vary; thus, these samples are not roadmaps for every conversation. Rather, the goal of this video is to support evaluators in envisioning what a successful Summative End-of-Year Conference might look like and to provide some strategies they may find beneficial.

This video excerpt of a sample Summative End-of-Year Conference is intended to illustrate best practices and generate discussion among school leaders as they prepare to lead these conversations. This video shows a sample conversation between a principal and a veteran teacher interested in developing his teacher leadership. In this portion of the conference, they reflect on the teacher’s areas of growth and develop a plan for the teacher to share his learning with colleagues in the coming year.

This sample Summative End-of-Year Conference video is intended to serve as a model for collaborative conversations. Evaluators will hold Summative End-of-Year Conference with teachers whose experience, strengths, and areas for growth vary; thus, these samples are not roadmaps for every conversation. Rather, the goal of this video is to support evaluators in envisioning what a successful Summative End-of-Year Conference might look like and to provide some strategies they may find beneficial.

The Summative End-of-Year Conference Sample Video Reflection is a tool to support discussion of the videos of sample conversations.

The Summative End-of-Year Conference: Strategies to Support Collaborative Conversations resource includes examples of questions and prompts that support a collaborative dialogue and may support school leaders in conducting successful End-of-Year Conferences.