FETC 2012 NEWS: Florida districts adopt teacher evaluation platform

22 of Florida’s 67 school districts have adopted FASTe, the Formative Action System for Teacher Effectiveness from Performance Matters.

FASTe is an online platform that connects student outcomes to educator actions. It provides a turnkey system for evaluating educator effectiveness, with a framework that includes integrated dashboards and analytics. Prior to the beginning of the school year, educators use FASTe’s baseline module to conduct a district-wide self-assessment, which enables educators to more effectively schedule student rosters, and to implement policy, programs and professional development aligned to the current needs of the school system.

Once classes begin, FASTe provides ongoing formative support during each instructional cycle by collecting data on student assessments, teachers’ professional development activities, observational outcomes, and other metrics. The program correlates all the data to show the relative effect the activities are having on instruction and learning, and connects educators to the professional development resources or support they require at that particular point in time.