The framework structure in Strive links professional standards with professional goals, evaluation document questions, and professional development courses.
Strive management allows for multiple frameworks associated with different Appraisee types within a district. By tagging goals, questions, and courses with different professional standards, an Appraiser will be able to analyze data down to sub-standard components for individual appraisees.
Who can create frameworks in Strive?
Users with the Appraisal Administrator role can create new frameworks in Strive.
What are frameworks in Strive?
Framework elements allow administrators to track growth. Framework elements contain underlying structures of professional standards including domains. Sub-standard components include dimensions, principles, and indicators.
A district can create multiple frameworks and use them for various Appraisee types, but each goal and all appraisal templates can only be tied to one framework. Only professional development can be tied to multiple frameworks.
Does every appraisal type need a framework?
While Eduphoria’s system can handle as many frameworks as you wish to use, it is recommended you only create frameworks for Appraisee types that need to show growth over the course of an evaluation year. If a particular Appraisee type is only evaluated one time in a year, then that Appraisee type may not need a framework.
Updating T-PESS Framework in Strive
To update your T-PESS framework in Strive so that descriptors exist for the indicators, copy and paste the following content into the Name fields for T-PESS. The Name field has a character limit restriction, so you may need to modify names to fit within the box.
To create a new framework in Strive, select the Appraisal Settings gear and choose Frameworks. Then, click the New Framework button.
In the Builder, give the New Framework a Name. Providing a Description is optional. The description will not appear to the end user during framework selection. Then, click Save.
In the example, the Nurse Standards framework now appears in the list of Frameworks and in the Builder. Click on the New Domain button at the top to add a new standard component to the framework.
Enter the Name of the component and click Save.
The new component will appear in the Builder under the framework title. Highlight the name of the framework component before adding a new sub-component. Click on the New Dimension button to add a sub-component of the standard to the framework.
Type the sub-component into the Name field. Keep the name short as the character field is limited. Users will search for this name when attaching it to professional goals, evaluation documents, and professional development courses.
The Description field is optional and will not appear to end users. Click Save.
Continue adding sub-components to the framework by highlighting the component and then clicking on the New Dimension button. Click Save after adding each sub-component.
When you have completed your professional framework, you will see all components.
Tag Appraisee Type with Frameworks
Remember to tie each Appraisee type to the appropriate framework for tracking purposes.
- In Strive, Appraisal Settings, click on Appraisee Types.
- Select the Appraisee Type and click the Select Framework drop-down menu to choose the framework.
- Click Save to save changes.
Tag Workshop Courses by Dimension
Remember to assign dimensions to courses to enhance reporting. The same course can be tied to multiple frameworks. For example, a course titled Integrating Technology into the Classroom can be tied to an ISTE framework for technology coaches and a second professional standards framework for classroom teachers.