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Office of Shared Accountability Reports

Evaluation of the Implementation of the Supporting Services Professional Growth System (SSPGS): Interim Report

Description:

This report explores the implementation of SSPGS for the cohort entering SSPGS on July 1, 2006. The findings indicate that those who supervise and evaluate support professionals see SSPGS as a positive process that provides clear, schoolwide and districtwide expectations for evaluating personnel. As SSPGS is still a relatively new initiative for many MCPS personnel, additional guidance on evaluation models, core competencies and the professional development cycle are indicated for both supervisors and support professionals.

Recommendations:

  • Enhance and clarify guidance when supervisors are not following the intended model, or have unanswered questions.
  • Incorporate the core competencies evaluated under SSPGS into job descriptions and requirements.
  • Increase opportunities for job coaching as a training tool.
  • Provide additional information about training offerings, schedules, and how to access training. Offer multiple training times and dates.
  • Support the diverse culture of support professionals. Consider publishing the SSPGS handbook in multiple languages. Offer English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes for job-alike positions.

    File Name: SSPGS midyear REPORT _November 13 2008_.pdf (135KB PDF)

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