• Certification and Calibration for Administrators

    EDST requires school site administrators to demonstrate knowledge and ability to capture high quality and objective evidence of teaching practice. Throughout the year, Professional Learning and Leadership Development offers 5-day Observer Certification training to prepare administrators to observe, support, and evaluate teaching practice. To ensure continued inter-rater reliability in observation of teaching practice, annual summer calibration events are scheduled for directors, principals, and assistant principals.
    Administrators participate in a calibration activity to deepen their understanding of the LAUSD Teaching and Learning Framework, review the evaluation process, including tools, resources, and timelines, and complete a certification assessment. Administrators may improve their performance level on the accuracy of ratings measure, as well as use a common video to practice their observation skills. These events have been scheduled in partnership with local district leadership. For more information about certification and calibration, contact Professional Learning and Leadership Development (PLLD).