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Evaluation (evaluation)


Definitions

Source: Handbooks
The process of ascertaining or judging the quality, value, or amount of an activity or an outcome by systematic appraisal of performance data in light of the particular circumstance and established goals and objectives.


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Adult/Continuing Education Program Type

Adult/Continuing Education Program Type

Source: Handbooks
The types of program of instruction provided by an adult/continuing education instructional organization for adults and youth beyond the age of compulsory school attendance.

Code Set:

  • Adult basic education - A program which provides learning experiences concerned with providing the fundamentals to adults who have never attended school or who have not completed formal schooling. These individuals need knowledge and skills to raise their level of education to increase self confidence and/or self determination, to prepare for an occupation, and to function more responsibly as citizens in a democracy.
  • Adult English as a second language - A program which provides learning experiences for adults with a non English background to develop the English language skills necessary to successfully participate in an English speaking environment.
  • Advanced adult basic education - A program which provides learning experiences designed to develop the knowledge, skills, understanding, attitudes, and behavioral characteristics considered to be needed by adults who may or may not have completed formal schooling. These individuals have accepted adult roles and responsibilities and are preparing for postsecondary careers and/or postsecondary education programs.
  • General Educational Development (GED) preparation - A program which provides learning experiences designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for the successful completion of the Test of General Educational Development (GED).
  • Life enrichment - A program which provides learning experiences offering skills, knowledge, and understanding designed primarily for enjoyment without regard to a vocation.
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Bilingual Education Program Type

Bilingual Education Program Type

Source: Handbooks
The types of program of instruction and services that uses more than one language to teach a content area. Students served by this program may or may not be proficient in English.

Code Set:

  • Curriculum content in native language - A program in which instruction and academic content are taught in a student's native, non English language.
  • Developmental bilingual education - A program in which students with the same non English language background receive language arts and content area instruction in both the student's native language and English.
  • Native language support - A program in which reading is initially taught in both the students' non English home language and their second language (English) until their English is proficient enough for them to participate successfully in a regular classroom. Use of the non English home language is phased out as regular English instruction is gradually phased in. This is also known as transitional bilingual education.
  • Other - N/A
  • Two way bilingual education - A program in which native English speaking and non native English speaking students are placed together to receive language arts and content area instruction in English and another non English language.
Career Development Needs

Career Development Needs

Source: Handbooks
A description of the exposure and preparation needed by an individual to be ready for a specified future assignment or position.

Code Set:

  • Formal preparation/credentials required - Required formalized training or coursework would provide background or exposure valuable to an individual's career development.
  • Job rotation required - Assuming different positions and job responsibilities would provide overall experience valuable to an individual's career development.
  • Job specialization required - Exposure to a job of a specialized nature would provide experience valuable to an individual's career development.
  • No preparation or additional experience required - No need of further preparation prior to an individual assuming a specified future assignment.
  • Other - N/A
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Community Services Program Type

Community Services Program Type

Source: Handbooks
The types of program of activities which are not directly related to the provision of educational services in a school system. These include services provided to the community as a whole or some segment of the community.

Code Set:

  • Civic services - A program of activities concerned with providing services to civic affairs or organizations. This includes services to parent teacher association meetings, public forums, lectures, and civil defense planning.
  • Community recreation - A program of activities concerned with providing recreation for the community as a whole, or for some segment of the community. This includes such staff activities as organizing and supervising playgrounds, swimming pools, and similar programs.
  • Coordination of casework - A program of activities designed to manage the counsel and aid given to individuals and families requiring assistance of social service agencies.
  • Custody and child care services - A program of activities pertaining to the provision of programs for the custodial care of children in residential day schools, or child care centers which are not part of, or directly related to, the instructional program, and where the attendance of the children is not included in the attendance figures for the school or school system.
  • Other - N/A
  • + 3 More Codes...
Crafts and Trades Job Classification

Crafts and Trades Job Classification

Source: Handbooks
A general job classification that describes staff that performs tasks requiring high manual skill level which is acquired through on-the-job training and experience or through apprenticeship or other formal training programs. This assignment requires considerable judgment and a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the processes involved in the work.

Code Set:

  • Brick mason - Works with brick and similar materials in the construction, erection, and reparation of structures and fixtures.
  • Carpenter - Constructs, erects, installs, and repairs wooden structures and fixtures.
  • Cement mason - Works with cement and similar materials in the construction, erection, and reparation of structures and fixtures.
  • Electrician - Plans, layouts, installs, and repairs wiring, electrical fixtures, apparatus, and control equipment.
  • HVAC mechanic - Services heating units, ventilation systems and air conditioners in buildings.
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Date of Complaint

Date of Complaint

Source: Handbooks
The month, day, and year on which a statement or official expression is submitted by another individual against the employee about his or her employment.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Education Staff Classification

Education Staff Classification

Source: Handbooks
Titles of employment, official status, or rank of education staff.

Code Set:

  • All Other Support Staff - Support staff not reported in instructional or student support. Other support staff includes employees such as data processing, health, plant and equipment maintenance, bus drivers, security, and food service workers.
  • Elementary Teachers - Teachers of general level instruction classified by state and local practice as elementary and composed of any span of grades not above grade 8.
  • Instructional Coordinators and Supervisors to the Staff - Staff supervising instructional programs at the school district or sub-district level including curriculum coordinators or supervisors; in-service training staff; Title I supervisors; home economics supervisors; educational television staff; coordinators and supervisors of audiovisual services; and staff engaged in development of computer-assisted instruction.
  • Kindergarten Teachers - Teachers of a group or class that is part of a public school program and is taught during the year preceding the first grade.
  • LEA Administrative Support Staff - Staff members who provide direct support to LEA administrators, business office support, data processing, secretarial and other clerical staff.
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English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Type

English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Type

Source: Handbooks
The types of program of instruction and services in which students identified as limited English proficient are placed in regular immersion instruction for most of the school day but receive extra instruction in English for part of the day. This extra help is based on a special curriculum designed to teach English as a second language and to develop the student's ability to use the English language in an academic setting. The non-English home language may or may not be used in conjunction with ESL instruction.

Code Set:

  • Content ESL - A program of language development that goes beyond the teaching of basic vocabulary and grammar skills, and is designed to parallel English language instruction for native speakers in content and approach; English vocabulary and mechanics are often embedded in engaging content and/or literature.
  • Other - N/A
Evaluation Date

Evaluation Date

Source: Handbooks
The month, day, and year on which an individual was evaluated.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Evaluation Outcome

Evaluation Outcome

Source: Handbooks
The result of an assessment of an individual's performance.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Evaluation Periodicity

Evaluation Periodicity

Source: Handbooks
The interval at which an individual's appraisal occurs.

Code Set:

  • Annually - Occurs once each year.
  • As needed - Occurs when necessary.
  • Monthly - Occurs once a month.
  • Other - N/A
  • Post-probationary - An appraisal of an individual's performance conducted after a trial period of employment.
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Evaluation Purpose

Evaluation Purpose

Source: Handbooks
The reason that an appraisal of an individual's performance is conducted.

Code Set:

  • End of probationary period - An appraisal of an individual's performance marking the end of a trial period of employment.
  • Evaluation for advancement - An appraisal of an individual's performance in order to determine whether it is appropriate to advance the worker in rank, compensation, grade, or position.
  • Evaluation for licensure - An appraisal of an individual's performance in order to determine whether the worker is qualified to receive a license.
  • Other - N/A
  • Periodic evaluation - An appraisal of an individual's performance in accordance with rules or policies.
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Evaluation Recommendations

Evaluation Recommendations

Source: Handbooks
The recommendations by the employer or the supervisor of the individual after an assessment of his or her performance.

Code Set:

  • Credential revoked - An individual has performed in a manner that warrants the removal of his or her credential.
  • Demotion - An individual has performed in a manner that warrants placement in a lower position.
  • Dismissal - An individual has performed in a manner that warrants removal from employment.
  • Eligible for promotion - An individual has performed in a manner that warrants advancement to a higher position.
  • Extended probation - An individual has performed in a manner that warrants the extension of an original trial period of employment and placement in the position.
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Evaluation Scale

Evaluation Scale

Source: Handbooks
The quantitative or qualitative range of possible scores/rating for an individual's performance (e.g., 0 - 10; Poor, Fair, Average, Good, Excellent).

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Evaluation Score/Rating

Evaluation Score/Rating

Source: Handbooks
The actual quantitative or qualitative assessment of an individual's performance.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Evaluation System

Evaluation System

Source: Handbooks
The instrument and/or set of procedures with which an individual's performance is assessed.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Function Type

Function Type

Source: Handbooks
The purpose of the program activities to which an individual is assigned as related to students. (Note: Refer to the Financial Accounting Handbook for Local and State School System 2003 for updated function codes at http://www.nces.ed.gov/pubs2004/h2r2/ch_6_4.asp#1).

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Job Classification

Job Classification

Source: Handbooks
A description of the specific group of duties and responsibilities of a position.

Code Set:

  • Crafts and trades - Performs tasks requiring high manual skill level which is acquired through on the job training and experience or through apprenticeship or other formal training programs. This assignment requires considerable judgment and a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the processes involved in the work.
  • Laborer - Performs tasks requiring some manual skills which can be conducted with no special training. This includes individuals performing lifting, digging, mixing, loading, and pulling operations.
  • Office/clerical/administrative support - Performs the activities of preparing, transferring, transcribing, systematizing, or preserving communications, records, and transactions.
  • Official-administrative - Performs management activities that require developing broad policies and executing those policies through direction of individuals at all levels. This includes high level administrative activities performed directly for policy makers.
  • Operative - Performs tasks requiring an intermediate level manual skills which can be mastered in a few weeks through limited training to operate machines. This includes bus drivers and vehicle operators.
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Laborer Job Classification

Laborer Job Classification

Source: Handbooks
A general job classification that describes staff that performs tasks requiring some manual skills which can be conducted with no special training. This includes individuals performing lifting, digging, mixing, loading, and pulling operations.

Code Set:

  • Construction laborer - Performs any combination of duties on construction projects, usually working in utility capacity, by transferring from one task to another. Duties include measuring distances from grade stakes, signaling operators of construction equipment, and mixing concrete.
  • Freight, stock, and materials handlers - Loads, unloads, and moves freight, stock, and other materials manually or with equipment that does not require technical skill to operate (e.g., wheel barrows, conveyor belts, etc).
  • Garage/parking lot attendant - Patrols and monitors parking areas to prevent thefts of and from parked automobiles and collects parking fees from drivers.
  • Garbage collector - Collects refuse in designated areas. May drive a truck and operate hoisting device that raises refuse bin into the opening of the truck body.
  • Gardener - Works a plot of ground where herbs, fruits, flowers, or vegetables are cultivated.
  • + 3 More Codes...
Nature of Complaint

Nature of Complaint

Source: Handbooks
The nature of any statement or official expression submitted by another individual against the employee about his or her employment.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Office/Clerical/Administrative Support Job Classification

Office/Clerical/Administrative Support Job Classification

Source: Handbooks
A general job classification that describes staff that performs the activities of preparing, transferring, transcribing, systematizing, or preserving communications, records, and transactions.

Code Set:

  • Audiometrist - Administers audiometric (hearing acuity) screening tests while under the direction and responsibility of an audiologist or physician.
  • Bookkeeping/accounting/auditing clerk - Keeps a systematic record of accounts or transactions and prepares statements reflecting those activities.
  • Cashier - Collects and records payments received for items purchased.
  • Computer operator - Operates computer and peripheral equipment to process data by entering commands using a keyboard or computer terminal.
  • Computer technician - Installs and maintains computer hard and software equipment.
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Official-Administrative Job Classification

Official-Administrative Job Classification

Source: Handbooks
A general job classification that describes staff that performs management activities that require developing broad policies and executing those policies through direction of individuals at all levels. This includes high-level administrative activities performed directly for policy makers.

Code Set:

  • Administrative/supervisory/ancillary services officer - Performs professional management, administrative, research, analytical, supervisory, and/or ancillary services for a senior executive. This includes personnel responsible for services such as evaluation, teacher development, dissemination, curriculum development, admissions and recruitment, marketing and development.
  • Board of education/school board/board of trustees member - Performs activities as a member of a legally constituted body which has been created and vested with responsibilities for educational policy and decision making as specified in education codes and regulations in a given geographical area.
  • Commandant of cadets - Performs executive management functions of the cadet corps, and is responsible for cadet promotions, leadership training, and the system utilized by the institution to maintain and administer disciplinary measures to promote order and decorum.
  • Dean/dean of instructions/dean of students/dean of boys/dean of girls/dean of student activities - Oversees either academic/curriculum activities, or, student body activities and behaviors such as student government, school club, rally and assembly.
  • Deputy/associate/assistant superintendent/ commissioner - Performs high level executive management functions for a superintendent in the areas of personnel, instruction, and/or administration such as business, transportation, food services, maintenance, operation, facility management/planning, and others. Such an assignment also includes performing the duties of the superintendent in his or her absence as assigned or designated.
  • + 11 More Codes...
Operative Job Classification

Operative Job Classification

Source: Handbooks
A general job classification that describes staff that performs tasks requiring an intermediate level of manual skills which can be mastered in a few weeks through limited training to operate machines. This includes bus drivers and vehicle operators.

Code Set:

  • Bus driver - Drives a bus used in the service of a school or system.
  • Other - N/A
  • Other vehicle operator - Drives a vehicle such as a truck or automobile used in the service of a school or system. (e.g. food services, maintenance)
Paraprofessionals Job Classification

Paraprofessionals Job Classification

Source: Handbooks
A general job classification that describes staff that staff work alongside and assists professional individuals.

Code Set:

  • Assistant counselor - Assists students, parents, teachers, or other staff, under the supervision or direction of a counselor, by helping individuals make plans and decisions in relation to education, career, or personal development.
  • Bilingual aide - Assists in the instruction of students using more than one language for teaching content.
  • Bilingual special education aide - Assists in the instruction of students in a special education program using more than one language for teaching content
  • Career aide - Assists students in the process of choosing a profession or occupation.
  • Child care giver - Assists in organizing and leading prekindergarten children in activities such as reading, drawing, and games.
  • + 11 More Codes...
Preparation Duration

Preparation Duration

Source: Handbooks
The approximate length of time in days, weeks, months, or years that the recommended training requires.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Preparation Funding

Preparation Funding

Source: Handbooks
The source of funds used to pay for recommended training (e.g., an individual, an employer, or some other organization).

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Preparation Location

Preparation Location

Source: Handbooks
The location where the recommended training takes place (e.g. within an organization, at an outside firm, or at an education institution).

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Preparation Type

Preparation Type

Source: Handbooks
A description of the kind of formal training or coursework (e.g., courses, seminars, institutes) recommended for an individual's development.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Professional-Educational Job Classification

Professional-Educational Job Classification

Source: Handbooks
A general job classification that describes staff that performs duties requiring a high degree of knowledge and skills generally acquired through at least a baccalaureate degree (or its equivalent obtained through special study and/or experience) including skills in the field of education, educational psychology, educational social work, or an education therapy field.

Code Set:

  • Athletic coach - Instructs individuals in the fundamentals of a competitive sport and direct team or individual strategy.
  • Behavioral management specialist - Performs analysis of students' inappropriate behaviors, devises interventions to change such behaviors, and monitors behavior improvement progress overtime.
  • Counselor - Guides individuals, families, groups, and communities by assisting them in problem solving, decision making, discovering meaning, and articulating goals related to personal, educational, and career development.
  • Curriculum specialist - Develops or supervises curriculum and instructional development activities. This assignment requires expertise in a specialized field and includes the curriculum consultant and curriculum supervisor.
  • Education diagnostician - Diagnoses students who might need special education services and/or other educational interventions.
  • + 9 More Codes...
Professional-Other Job Classification

Professional-Other Job Classification

Source: Handbooks
A general job classification that describes staff that performs assignments requiring a high degree of knowledge and skills usually acquired through at least a baccalaureate degree (or its equivalent obtained through special study and/or experience) but not necessarily requiring skills in the field of education.

Code Set:

  • Accountant - Designs and maintains financial, staff, student, program, or property records; summarizes, analyzes, audits, or verifies such records; and/or controls and certifies expenditures and receipts.
  • Accreditation officer - Reviews and evaluates an organizational unit to certify the observation of legal requirements or prescribed standards for the operation of such units.
  • Administrative intern - Performs administrative activities as part of a formal training program requiring supervision and periodic evaluation.
  • Admissions officer - Examines academic records of students to determine eligibility for graduation or for entrance to school.
  • Analyst - Examines, evaluates, and makes recommendations in such areas as cost, systems, curriculum, educational sectors, or other areas including management, research and assessment, policy, budget, and personnel.
  • + 59 More Codes...
Program Type

Program Type

Source: Handbooks
The system outlining instructional or non-instructional activities and procedures designed to accomplish a predetermined educational objective or set of objectives or to provide support services to individuals and/or the community.

Code Set:

  • Adult/continuing education - A program of instruction provided by an adult/continuing education instructional organization for adults and youth beyond the age of compulsory school attendance.
  • Alternative Education - An instructional program that: 1) addresses needs of students which cannot typically be met in a regular school/program; 2) provides nontraditional education; 3) serves as an adjunct to a regular school; and 4) falls outside of the categories of regular, magnet/special program emphasis, special, or vocational/technical education.
  • Athletics - School sponsored activities, under the guidance and supervision of school staff, that provide opportunities for students to pursue various aspects of physical education.
  • Bilingual education program - A program of instruction and services that uses more than one language to teach a content area. Students served by this program may or may not be proficient in English.
  • Cocurricular programs - A program of activities that are related to the current curriculum in which a student is enrolled. This may be any type of school sponsored activity designed to provide opportunities to participate in experiences on an individual or group basis (at school or public events) for the improvement of skills. The following characteristics apply to cocurricular activities: 1) participation is necessary for meeting class requirements, for credit, or for graduation; 2) sessions are conducted at regular and uniform times during school hours, or may be conducted during authorized non school hours; 3) programs are directed or supervised by instructional staff in a learning environment similar to that found in classes offered for credit; and 4) services are primarily or totally funded by school operating funds for general instructional purposes under the direction and control of local education authorities.
  • + 29 More Codes...
Readiness for Assignment of Greater Responsibility

Readiness for Assignment of Greater Responsibility

Source: Handbooks
The degree to which an individual's capabilities would permit successful performance in an assignment of greater responsibility if and when such a position becomes available.

Code Set:

  • Immediately eligible - Ready for greater responsibility or assignment of broader scope at the present time.
  • In the future - Ready for greater responsibility or assignment of broader scope in the future with more training or experience.
  • Not ready - Not ready for the greater responsibility or assignment of broader scope.
  • Other - N/A
Resolution of Complaint

Resolution of Complaint

Source: Handbooks
Any action taken by the employer to resolve the complaint filed by another individual against the employee about his or her employment.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Service Category

Service Category

Source: NEDM
The type of service, typically designated by a state.

Code Set:

  • Instructional service - N/A
  • Itinerant service - N/A
  • Other - N/A
  • Related service (e.g. speech / language, vision) - N/A
  • Transitional service - N/A
Service work Job Classification

Service work Job Classification

Source: Handbooks
A general job classification that describes staff that performs tasks regardless of level of difficulty which relates to both protective and nonprotective supportive services.

Code Set:

  • Bus monitor/crossing guard - Helps keep order on buses or other school or system modes of transportation. This includes traffic guards for loading buses, crossing guards for monitoring pedestrian traffic.
  • Child care worker - Assists in implementing child care activities, including custodial functions.
  • Cook/food preparer - Prepares and cooks foodstuffs in quantities according to menu and number of persons to be served.
  • Custodian - Performs plant housekeeping and servicing activities consisting of the cleaning; operation of the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems; and the servicing of building equipment.
  • Dietary technician - Advises and assists personnel in public and private establishments in food services systems by making recommendations for foods that will constitute nutritionally adequate meals.
  • + 8 More Codes...
Source of Complaint

Source of Complaint

Source: Handbooks
The origin of any statement or official expression submitted by another individual against the employee about his or her employment.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Special Education Services Program Type

Special Education Services Program Type

Source: Handbooks
The types of service, specially designed and at no cost to the parent/guardian, that adapts the curriculum, materials, or instruction for students identified as needing special education because of a disabling condition. This may include specially designed instruction for students with any of the following: autism, deaf-blindness, developmental delay (to age 9), hearing impairment, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, serious emotional disturbance, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment, and other health information.

Code Set:

  • Cross categorical - A service of instruction or services that focuses on more than one specific type of disability and in which individuals with different types of disabilities are served.
  • Early identification - A service that develops and implements a formal plan for identifying a disability as early as possible in a child's life.
  • Early intervention - A service that: 1) is designed to meet the developmental needs of each child eligible under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1997 and the needs of the family related to enhancing the child’s development; 2) is selected in collaboration with the parents; 3) is provided under public supervision by qualified personnel; 4) is in conformity with an individualized family service plan; and 5) is offered at no cost, unless federal or state law provides for a system of payments by families, including a schedule of sliding fees; and 6) meets the standards of the state.
  • Other - N/A
  • Other Special Education Service - Other special education service which cannot be classified above.
  • + 13 More Codes...
Vocational education

Vocational education

Source: Handbooks
A program of instruction offering a sequence of courses that are directly related to the preparation of individuals for paid or unpaid employment in current or emerging occupations requiring other than a baccalaureate or advanced degree.

Code Set:

  • Agriculture - A vocational program that prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding necessary to enter a wide range of agriculturally related occupations.
  • Business - A vocational program that prepares, upgrades, or retrains students for selected business occupations.
  • Consumer and home making - A vocational program that prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding relevant to personal, home and family life.
  • Health - A vocational program that prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding necessary to enter a wide range of occupations that support health professionals.
  • Marketing - A vocational program that teaches about the promotion and distribution of goods and services from the producer to the consumer including appropriate utilization.
  • + 6 More Codes...


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