PEERS pre-populates demographic information from PIMS on the PDE 82-1, 82-2, and 82-3, including LEA/district name, school name, educator name, and PPID. Staff are linked to their respective default evaluator- school administrator and district administrator. Additional evaluators, including co-evaluators, can be added to PEERS.
For each educator evaluated under Act 82, PEERS defaults to the most likely final rating tool, using the position code from PIMS. LEAs can change the form if the educator’s position requires a different form than the default, e.g., change from 82-1 to 82-3. Please note: It is the LEA’s responsibility to determine the appropriate form (82-1, 82-2, 82-3PDE) for the summative evaluation of professional employees in the various roles within an LEA, as defined and guided by Pennsylvania Rules and Regulations, Title 22 (22 PA. Code CH. 19).
PEERS pre-populates the SPP and the LEA has the option of choosing the school year. The SPP score is converted to the 0-3 score for 82-1, 82-2, and 82-3.
PEERS pre-populates the PVAAS three year rolling average if and when available for a teacher. The three-year rolling average is converted to the 0-3 scale for the final rating form in PEERS.
The “ready for conference” feature allows the evaluator(s) to conference with an educator prior to the official release and signature on the summative form. This feature mirrors the process followed in the typical supervision/evaluation sequence.
For the 82-2 evaluation process, principals have easy access to PVAAS Teacher Summary reports (within PVAAS), for the purpose of the correlation/relationship discussion with the evaluator.
The system provides on-screen guidance, including data entry flags and cues to check for data entry errors.
Summary reports on released forms are available to evaluators, including reports displaying the final performance ratings, broken out by annual, semi-annual, and periodic ratings. Summary data for the Observation and Practice ratings is available, displaying the numbers of educators in each of the performance ratings in each of the four domains. Also available is an educator summary report, showing each educator assigned to that evaluator, their assigned ratings in each of the measures, the overall performance rating, and the final ratings. These reports include an extract feature, allowing data to be converted to excel files. Summary reports in PEERS provide information that is required on the annual PDE evaluation summary report.