Carter Chronicle

The week of May 23-27

Carter Mantra

"Every Scholar, Every Day, NO EXCUSES!"

Carter Coalition Mission

The Carter Coalition is committed to working collaboratively in leading the transformation needed for continuous academic success and equity for ALL scholars. We will work with parents and stakeholders to foster productive relationships to ensure ALL scholars are college and career ready!

Carter Coaliton Leverage Points


The latest TEI NEWS FOR PRINCIPALS email was very informative as it outlined all of the requirements needed in order to complete teacher extended observations. I also emailed this document to you along with your latest SPOT observation progress. Please take the time to read and internalize the information so that you can be on track to meet all TEI deadlines.

May 10-25, teachers will verify their rosters in order to verify the students will be included in the calculation of their student achievement results.

May 23-June 6 will be the teacher rebuttal window in oracle for summative performance evaluations.

June 2 is the last day to conduct spot observations and the last day to hold the summative conferences.

June 10 (5pm) Last day for principals to act on rosters submitted by teachers through the TEI Roster verification.

News for Teachers Important Dates:

May 10-25- Teacher Roaster Verification Process

June 2- Last day to conduct spot observations

June 2- Last day to hold summative conferences

Evaluation Instrument Milestones for Administators

Milestone 2: The second target data is May 26th for SCEI submissions. The following SCEI evaluation items should be complete within the Google Form:

  • Score and Submit Individual Evaluation
  • Score and Submit Team Evaluation

Shortly after Milestone 1 and 2 are completed, please prepare for 3R/LPDAS and APEI submissions.

Milestone 3: By June 3rd, complete 3R

  • Enter evaluation in Oracle
  • Complete summative conference

Milestone 4: APEI data entry and conference

  • Enter APEI evolution by June 9th
  • Complete conference by June 14th
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Monday, May 23, 2016

  • Atwell SR #1 Campus Visit-AM
  • Hulcy Steam-SR #1 Campus Visit-PM
  • Carter Collegiate Academy Steering Committee with Cedar Valley-Rm.# M233@ 2:00 (Ms. Torres, Mr. Davis, Mr. Matthews and AF's)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

  • Hulcy STEAM-Senator Royce West visit @ 8:00
  • Carter SR #1Campus Visit-AM
  • Patton SR #1 Campus Visit- PM
  • Middle School Gym Performance ACP (Grades 6-8) window closes

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

  • Send Deputy Chief Cordero and Ms. Torres Graduation Program/validate graduates(Mr. Davis, Ms. Swann)
  • McNair SR #1Campus Visit-AM
  • Collegiate Workday with Tracy Hurst @ SOC-12:30-4:30 (Ms. Torres and Mr. Matthews)
  • Carter Coalition Task Force Mtg. @ Barbara Manns-1:30-(AF's, Ms. Portley, Mrs. Brown and Mr. Ross)

Thursday May 26-, 2016

  • Carter Coalition Meeting @ Hulcy STEAM 9:30-12:30 (ALL principals)
  • Planning Session with Barbara Manns- 1:00 @ Hulcy STEAM
  • ACP (Grades 3-5) ends

Friday, May 27, 2016

  • School Leadership Meeting 8:15-10:15 @ Haskell (Ms. Torres)
  • Collegiate Academy Meeting w/Mr. Cordero @ Haskell 10:30-12:00 (Ms. Torres)
  • AASI Leadership Team Meeting @ 1:00-3:00-(Ms. Torres, Mr. Luna, Ms. Rice, and Student Advocates)
  • Office Time @ 3:00
  • I-station's I-SIP Assessment EOY (K-2nd) window closes
  • ACP (Grades 6-12) begins


Still have information to submit into Schoolnet?

While the deadline for submitting Summative Evaluations and Extended Observations has passed, Schoolnet will remain open for a short time. Please submit remaining items soon!

See below for additional information regarding observations and SLOs entered after May 19.

  • Summative Evaluation:
    • If Summative completed by May 19: Summative performance evaluation rebuttal window for teachers is May 23 to June 6. Employee notified via email from Oracle employee self-service.
    • If Summative completed AFTER May 19: Dates for the 10 day summative performance evaluation rebuttal window determined based on summative completion date. Employee notified via email from Oracle employee self-service.

  • Extended and Spot Observations entered after May 19: Per DNA (reg) the minimum number of spots and at least one extended must be complete prior to the end of the school year.
  • SLO entered after May 19: SLO scored if submitted after May 19th. Both a SLO Goal Setting and SLO Goal Accomplishment must be submitted and scored for the SLO component to be included on the TEI Scorecard.

Rebuttal Reminders: TEI Summative Performance Evaluation Rebuttal Window, May 23 – June 6

A teacher may submit a written response or rebuttal after receiving a copy of the summative performance component of the evaluation. Employees are notified of their 10 working day rebuttal window via Oracle employee self-service. Rebuttals submitted by employees via Oracle are shared with their evaluator as well as added to the summative performance evaluation within their employee file.

For summative performance evaluations submitted after May 19, employee will receive a full 10 working day rebuttal window. The dates will be determined based on the submission date of the summative into Schoolnet. Employee will be notified via Oracle employee self-service.

Please see the Quick Reference Card for additional information on viewing and responding to rebuttals.

TEI Roster Verification

TEI Roster Verification (TRV) is available through MyData Portal. Teachers must submit rosters by 5:00 p.m. on May 25. Principals have until 5:00 p.m. on June 10 to approve rosters.

Did you know?

  • TRV is the teacher’s only opportunity for teachers to ensure the rosters accurately reflect the students they taught during the school year.
  • Students are eligible for inclusion in a teacher’s TEI achievement metrics based on their scheduling and attendance with the teacher.
  • Teachers/Administrators can also sign up for an open lab session or a one-on-one telephone support call with OIR staff.
  • NOTE: Teachers not of record and teachers with students that do not take district, state, or national assessments will not have rosters to verify.

Click here to log into MyData Portal and access your rosters and training materials.


May 10 - May 25
TEI Roster Verification window for teachers. Click here for more information

May 16
(available to teachers on May 18)
Student Survey results available

May 16
(available to teachers on May 20)
DTR snapshots available

May 19
Last day to conduct extended and summative observations

Last day to enter extended, summative and SLO scores into Schoolnet

May 20
Nominate your 2016-17 TEI Campus Expert

May 23 - June 6
Teacher rebuttal window in Oracle for summative performance evaluations

June 2
Last day to conduct spot observations

Last day to hold summative conferences

June 10 (5 p.m.)
Last day for principals to act on rosters submitted by teachers through the TEI Roster Verification.

NEWS YOU CAN USE.................


1-Parent Survey Avaiable

9-Systems Review Meeting #1 Ends

13-Systems Review Meeting #2 Begins

13-16-PBL Conference in Nappa Valley, California-AASI campuses

23-Systems Review Meeting #2 Ends

**Date to be determined-Carter Coalition Retreat-Location TBD-9:30-5:00 (ALL Principals & AF's)

3-5 Cadre Training Topics for Cohort II (Elementary Principals ONLY)

Wednesday, June 1 @ Nolan Estes

*All Training Sessions will be from 2:00-5:00PM- Send Literacy Coach and 2 strong teachers who can deliver the PD to your staff successfully*

HB 1842 Rollout- 2016 Timeline Update

Please take note of the following 2016 dates for the required development of a Turnaround Plan for Improvement Required 2,3,4,5 campuses:

  • June 1, 2016: Board Approval of Turnaround Plans no later than June 1.

  • June 15, 2016: Commissioner Approval of School Turnaround Plans.



2-ACP (Grades 6-12) ends

Carter Coalition Kudos

Martin Weiss Elementary

Students from Martin Weiss took a Community mentor trip to Eastfield College! The studentslearned about Computer Aided Design.


Parent Appreciation Recognitition

Congratulations to T. G. Terry & STEAM MS at D. A. Hulcy for being recognized on May 18th for their Exemplary Rating in parent engagement. We are so proud of your accomplishments!

Carter High School Class of 2016

Carter High School Class of 2016 received a in-kind parting graduation gift of backpacks, water bottles, calendars, pens, and other items during their walk across ceremony from Cedar Valley and Youth World.

Carter Collegiate Academy

Students that were selected to be a part of the Carter Collegiate Academy for the 2016-2017 school year, completed their online college applications on the Cedar Valley College Campus Thursday evening. Students were given additional information about the upcoming summer bridge program as well as the STEM camp being offered at Cedar Valley on the college campus this summer. Congratulations to the incoming freshmen who are also now enrolled in college!

Ronald McNair ES

Ronald McNair celebrates their Instructional Coaches by declaring it National Coaches Day.

Carter Dream Team

The Carter Dream Team presented teachers with a surprise luncheon at Carter High School after the seniors walk across ceremony.


Carter Coalition,

I want to thank each and everyone of you for thinking of me during National Education Bosses Week. Your kindness did not go unnoticed. I hope each of you were equally appreciated for all your hard work you put in as a leader this year. You are truly deserving!

As you prepare for the closing of a successful school year, take time to reflect on all the accomplishments for the feeder and your campuses.

Ensure that you begin to put in place your systems for effectively closing out the year: report card markings, end of year checkout lists, SSI student recruitment, end of year awards for students, staff and parents, Principals plan to regain credit student list, conduct last fire drill in June and all the many other items to address.

Know that you are appreciated for all the hard work and determination to provide quality leadership on all your campuses. Let's ensure that we finish strong!

Ms. Torres, Carter Coalition Executive Director

Marshall Memo #637

Conditions for the Continuous Improvement of Teaching

(Originally titled “The Myth of the Performance Plateau”)

In this article in Educational Leadership, John Papay and Matthew Kraft (Brown University) challenge the widespread assumption that teachers stop growing professionally after the first few years in the classroom. It’s certainly true that there is a steep learning curve as teachers start working with students, but Papay and Kraft cite research showing that improvement can continue – if teachers have the right professional working conditions. “These findings challenge the common characterization of ‘teacher quality’ as a fixed characteristic of an individual teacher,” they say. “We believe policymakers need to change this fixed characterization so we can focus our efforts on learning how teachers improve over time and what role the school plays in supporting improvement.” Studies point to the following levers for continuous improvement:

Peer collaboration – Veteran teachers continue to improve their skills if structures are in place that get them working with colleagues in focused, results-oriented instructional teams.

Teacher evaluation – The key is detailed, valid feedback on classroom practices and support for improvement from knowledgeable and well-trained administrators or peers.

Tailored on-the-job training – Most PD is ineffective, but intensive coaching focused on the specific needs of individual teachers and sustained over time can make a positive difference.

Organizational supports – These include an orderly, disciplined school environment, services available to address students’ social and emotional needs, and positive parent engagement.

Leadership – “Hiring principals who have the talent to identify organizational weaknesses, establish schoolwide systems to support teachers and students, and galvanize collective buy-in from teachers is a central lever for improving the teaching and learning environment,” conclude Papay and Kraft.

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  • David W. Carter High School: Principal, Fred Davis III
  • John L. Patton Academic Center: Principal, Leslie Swann
  • STEAM Hulcy Middle School: Principal, Jonica Crowder-Lockwood
  • William H. Atwell Law Academy: Principal, Selena Deboskie
  • Barbara Manns Education Center: Principal, LeTrice Portley
  • Ronald McNair Elementary: Principal, Ariss Rider
  • T. G. Terry Elementary: Principal, Alicia Bradley
  • Birdie Alexander Elementary: Principal, Valarie Kendrick
  • Mark Twain Vanguard: Principal, Derrick Ross
  • Adelle Turner Elementary: Principal, Michael Nickson
  • Martin Weiss Elementary: Principal, Shundra Brown


Our main purpose is to improve student academic achievement.

Effective instruction makes the most difference in student academic achievement.

There is no excuse for poor quality instruction.

At risk students will achieve at the same rate as non-at-risk students.

Staff members must have a commitment to children and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence.