Petal School District teacher leaders were involved in training on the new statewide teacher evaluation instrument that will be implemented this school year. The Mississippi Statewide Teacher Appraisal Rubric (M-STAR) will be used state-wide to assess teacher performance. This will be the first time there will be a standard evaluation tool used for teachers throughout the entire state. One of the components of the evaluation will be student performance results on standardized assessments. The teacher leaders in Petal, along with principals, will train other teachers in the district on the new evaluation instrument.
Petal Elementary Principal Kelli Brown collaborates with teachers Mandy Lyon (left) and Kelly Ervin (right) during training on the M-STAR evaluation instrument.