About the TLE
the passing of SB 2033 (70 O.S. § 6-101.17) in 2010, the TLE Commission met for the first
time on June 29, 2011 to begin drafting recommendations to the State
Board of Education for a Teacher and Leader Evaluation System. A TLE
system is the centerpiece of SB 2033 and is to be adopted by the State
Board of Education by December 15, 2011 and local boards of education
must adopt an evaluation system that
contains the new TLE minimum criteria no later than the 2013-14 school year. SB 2033
is a result of Oklahoma’s application for
Round 2 of the Race to the Top Competition and is
touted as significant education reform.
TLE rating system will then be a component of any incentive pay plan that
rewards teachers who are increasing student and school growth in achievement,
as well as a component for achieving career status and in the retention of
What elements will the evaluations be comprised of? How will this affect teacher status? Download a summary of the most relevant and known facts about the TLE rating system.
TLE Commission Meetings - TLE meetings are held at the State Department of Education, Oliver Hodge Building, 2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Room 1-20, OKC, OK.
Chief Lobbyist Joel Robison represents your voice as a member of the
TLE Commission. We will be in attendance to each of these meetings and
will be posting real-time updates on Facebook and Twitter. So be sure to follow us if you are not already. You can also sign up to receive our social media updates as text messages to your phone.
Compare the TLE Models
The Commission has completed the process of reviewing TLE models. On Sept. 12, the Commission reviewed which models met the OK TLE criteria and drafted two preliminary recommendations.
- Wednesday, June 29, 2011 1-4pm [agenda] [meeting handouts] [minutes]
- First Meeting - Presentation and Discussion of Commission's Duties
- Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 1–4pm [agenda] [minutes]
- Presentation and discussion of models:
- Danielson’s Framework for Teaching
- Marzano’s Art and Science of Teaching Casual Teacher Evaluation Model
- Reeve’s Leadership Performance Matrix
- Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 1–4pm [agenda][minutes]
- Presentation and discussion of models:
- Vanderbilt Assessment for Leadership in Education (VAL-ED)
- McREL Online Teacher & Principal Evaluation Systems
- Tulsa’s Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Initiative
September 12, 2011, 1–4pm [agenda] [minutes]
- Presentation and discussion of current TLE
- Review of previously presented models' framework and criteria met (see "Compare TLE Models" page)
- Discussion of what models to recommend to the State Board (see "Compare TLE Models" page)
Preliminary Recommendation #1:
Name a default framework that is paid for by the state in terms of
training and implementation requirements. A limited number of frameworks
that meet specific criteria (including all statutory requirements) may
also be approved by the State Board of Education for district selection
supported by local funds:
- The TLE Commission voted to approve the following preliminary recommendations to the State Board of Education:
Default teacher framework to be
named after public comment from the list of: Danielson’s Framework for
Teaching, Marzano Causal Teacher Evaluation Model, and Tulsa’s TLE
Observation and Evaluation System pending correlation to statutory
- Additional teacher evaluation systems that meet statutory requirements and approved by the State Board of Education
leader framework to be named after public comment from the list of:
Reeve’s Leadership Performance Matrix, McREL’s Principal Evaluation
System, and Marzano Leadership Evaluation
- Additional leader evaluation systems that meet statutory requirements and approved by the State Board of Education
Preliminary Recommendation #2:
Modifications to default or other options must be approved by Oklahoma
State Board of Education against a specific set of criteria based on
impact to student learning.
- Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 1-4pm [agenda] [minutes]
- Presentation and discussion of quantitative component: Student Academic Growth
- Presentation and discussion of experiences from Florida
- Presentation and discussion of value-added models
October 10, 2011, 1–4pm [agenda] [minutes]
- Presentation and discussion of public comment on Preliminary Recommendations #1 and #2
- Presentation and discussion of Oklahoma’s historical, current, and future capabilities related to student growth measures
- Presentation and discussion of Tulsa Public Schools’ experience with student growth measures
November 7, 2011, 1–4pm [agenda]
- Presentation and discussion of administrators’ experiences with Marzano’s Causal Teacher Evaluation Model, Danielson’s Framework for Teaching, and Tulsa’s TLE Observation and Evaluation System.
- Discussion and possible action on additional preliminary recommendations to the Oklahoma State Board of Education related to the qualitative assessments for the Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Evaluation System (TLE).
- Discussion and possible action on preliminary recommendations to the Oklahoma State Board of Education related to the quantitative measures for the Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Evaluation System (TLE).
December 5, 2011, 1–4pm
TLE Commission Members
- Ed Allen - Executive Director, American
Federation of Teachers
- Dr. Keith Ballard - Superintendent, Tulsa Public Schools
- Dr. Janet Barresi - State Superintendent,
State Department of Education
- Dr. Phil Berkenbile - Director Okla. Dept.
of Career and Technology Ed.
- Rep. Ed Cannaday - The Honorable, House
- Senator John Ford - The Honorable, Oklahoma
- Sheila Groves - Executive Director, PTA
- Susan Harris - Senior VP of Education &
Workforce, Tulsa Chamber of Commerce
- Linda Hasler-Reid Executive Director, Oklahoma
Commission for Teacher Preparation
- Dr. Phyllis Hudecki - Secretary of Education,
State of Oklahoma
- Senator Richard Lerblance - The Honorable,
Oklahoma State Senate
- Jeff Mills - Executive Director, Oklahoma
State School Boards Assoc.
- Ben Robinson - Retired General
- Joel Robison - Chief Lobbyist, Oklahoma Education Association
- Dr. Cynthia Ross - President, Cameron
- Robert Ross - President & CEO,
- Representative Earl Sears - The Honorable, House of Representatives
- Renzi Stone - Chairman & CEO, Saxum
- Ginger Tinney - Executive Director, Professional