When I was teaching they had four levels. You could never achieve the top category, not unless you 'walked on water.' I finally came to terms with this. These days it is pass or fail. If you fail, there is a template for that! Usually, it means that your competencies are lacking, and they must come up with a plan to help you improve.
I taught beside a man who was having a nervous breakdown. I was asked to watch him for signs. He would bang his yard stick on the desks of students who would talk back to him. It was a terrible situation. Eventually, he took long-term disability.
Ontario has a standard TPA:
Teacher Performance Appraisal System
Mandatory Provincial Forms
The Domains for teacher assessment
- Commitment to pupils and pupil learning
- Professional knowledge
- Teaching practice
- Leadership and Community
- Ongoing professional learning
Overall Rating of Teacher’s Performance
(Check the appropriate box.)
[_] Unsatisfactory (If the teacher receives an Unsatisfactory rating, an Improvement Plan will also be developed.)