We are working to tailor the MPES to evaluate Alternative School Principals, and I would like to invite you to be a part of this process.
The Research and Curriculum Unit (RCU) from Mississippi State University and the Southeast Comprehensive Centers at the Southwest Educational Develop Laboratory (SECC-SEDL) are instrumental in the research, development, and training involving educator evaluations in Mississippi, and we are also partnering with the Research Educational Laboratory – Southeast (REL-SE) at Florida State University for this initiative to assist us in the research and development of an instrument to evaluate our Alternative School Principals. Your knowledge and expertise in this area would be extremely valuable to add to this amazing team of educational research professionals as we gather data from our practitioners in the field of Alternative Education in Mississippi.
The RCU, SEDL, and REL-SE will be conducting two 2-hour Focus Groups on May 15, 2014, at the Rankin County School District’s Central Office that will each include 6-8 Alternative School Principals and two 2-hour Focus Groups on May 29, 2014, location to be determined, on May 29, 2014, that will include 6-8 Superintendents. Each Focus Group will take approx. 1-2 hours and will include an informal discussion consisting of open-ended questions. Participants’ demographic information will be collected, but no identifying information will be associated with any responses, ensuring anonymity. Reports to the MDE will include the summarized data, with no identifying information reported.
Interested Alternative School Principals who can attend one of the Focus Groups on May 15, 2014, should use the following link to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1hU0of9eT9PYJNEix-GyO0K1-Ckqd3LsQscvag_b6nNs/viewform.
Interested Superintendents who would like to attend one of the Focus Groups on May 29, 2014, should use the following link to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16VHmFAMt3yuXEKsJVTMp-r3EOiMUe2x8mLEMthvsIzg/viewform.
If you have questions regarding the focus groups for MPES for Alternative School Principals, please email your questions to email@example.com or call Lisa White at (662) 561-6274. Please note that participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses.
We look forward to your input and thank you for being a part of this process!
Cerissa Neal | Bureau Manager, Office of Educator Quality | firstname.lastname@example.org | Mississippi Department of Education | PO Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771 | Phone (601) 359-3631