• Inter-rater Reliability
NC Teacher Evaluation Instrument


  • Briefly review the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards and Teacher Evaluation Process.
  • Develop inter-rater reliability of standards 1-5 through the use of classroom observation with video and a full scenario.
  • Understand professional coaching techniques.
  • Analyze observation notes, and plan for crucial conversations with teachers to help them grow professionally.

Agenda and Resources

9:00 – 9:15 Introductions

Brief ReviewNorth Carolina Professional Teaching Standards

North Carolina Teacher Evaluation Process

9:15 – 10:00 Coaching Techniques

Coaching Presentation

Reflective Questions

10:00 – 10:40 Teacher Observation
Observing Jenna - Fifth Grade Guided Reading Lesson
Guided Reading Lesson Video

10:40 – 10:50 Break

10:50 – 12:00 Teacher Observation (continued)

  • Discuss Jenna with your group. Refer to your notes and focus on observable facts related to Standards 1 and 4. What reflective questions would you ask Jenna during the post-conference to gain insight for non-observables.
  • Complete an abbreviated observation (standards 1 and 4) using the online tool

Visit NCEES Online Tool Demo
NCEES Online Tool
  • UserName: principaldemo(any number 1-25)
  • Password: 123456
  • Choose any teacher, click observation, abbreviated observation form (standards 1 and 4 only).
  • Write reflective questions for the post-conference with Jenna in the comment sections of the observation form.

Whole-group discussion
  • Observation Consensus - What descriptors would we check for Jenna? What reflective questions would we ask during the post-conference? What are our discrepancies?

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 Teacher Observation – Standards 1-5

Earlene Permenter - Pre-reading
  • Clementine Elementary School Profile
  • Earlene Permenter (3rd grade teacher) profile
  • Lesson Plan
  • Self-assessment and Professional Development Plan
    • NCEES Online Tool
    • Username: principaldemo9
    • Password: 123456
    • Click Observations.
    • Choose the teacher "Earlene Permenter."

Earlene Permenter - Observation 1
  • Thoroughly read and review observation notes for Earlene Permenter, observation 1.
  • Choose a recorder and a spokesperson for your group.
  • Work in small groups to "observe" Ms. Permenter and make notes related to your assigned standard(1, 2, 3, 4, or 5).
  • Using the online tool, create a new observation for Ms. Permenter. Name the observation by the standard you are observing (Example: Observation Standard 3).
  • Complete the rubric for all observables in your assigned standard.
  • Non-observables – write reflective questions for the post-conference with Ms. Permenter.

2:00 – 3:00 Group Presentations and Discussion

3:00 – 3:30 Standard 6

Educator Effectiveness

Other Resources
NCEES Wikispace