Peer Assistance & Review
The Los Angeles Unified School District PAR (Peer Assistance and Review) Program was created in response to California State Assembly Bill 1X and is a collaborative effort of LAUSD and UTLA. PAR’s purpose is to support and renew quality teaching in classrooms throughout the District. PAR provides instructional support to below standard teachers, beginning teachers and teachers who volunteer for assistance (see Request for Service form on the “Publications” page). Teachers issued below standard evaluations are mandated to participate.
Support is based on the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP)/LAUSD Teaching and Learning Framework (TLF) and is provided by Consulting Teachers (CT) who are selected through a rigorous interview process and receive ongoing professional development in how to best serve Participating Teachers.
The LAUSD/UTLA PAR program emphasizes teacher professionalism and recognizes that teacher quality positively affects student outcomes.