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Press Release: TeacherMatch Launches Professional Development Profile Reporting Feature
The new feature allows administrators to evaluate data from a district level and support comprehensive professionally development plans for new hires
CHICAGO – August 27, 2014 – TeacherMatch, provider of the revolutionary teacher candidate assessment solution is proud to announce the addition of it Professional Development Profile (PDP) summary reporting feature to its platform. The new reporting function allows for a summary of the overall strengths and weaknesses of recently hired employees, giving administrators the ability to design comprehensive development plans for their new employees at the point of hire, even prior to these employees working in classrooms.
Founded by a group of passionate educators with the core mission to increase student academic growth while elevating the teaching profession, TeacherMatch uses predictive analytics to help place the most qualified teachers in the classroom. Using cutting-edge, evidence-based research, the innovative PDP feature is based on the results found when new candidates take the TeacherMatch EPI (Educator’s Professional Inventory).
The PDP report provides specific, actionable steps administrators can take to advance the skills of their teachers, setting them up for success in the classroom. The report provides a template with guidelines for preparing a customized, individual plan to target opportunities for improvement.
“We’re extremely pleased with the feedback we are already receiving in regards to our new PDP reporting feature,” said Dr. Don Fraynd, CEO of TeacherMatch. “It gives district leaders a summary of the strengths and weaknesses of their new hires before they even hit the classroom, allowing a district to target mentors to new teachers and create PD plans.”
Drawn from several decades of education research and data from studies of diverse school districts across the country, TeacherMatch offers a data-driven, people-powered formula for success for K-12 education talent management.
For more information about TeacherMatch, it’s PDP report and/or EPI please visit their website at www.teachermatch.org.
In collaboration with NWEA, TeacherMatch developed the Educators Professional Inventory (EPI). The revolutionary platform is the first teacher candidate assessment solution that uses science to rate teacher effectiveness and provide new teachers with the tools they need to improve their practice and succeed in the classroom. For more information, please visit TeacherMatch.org.