The Instructional Performance Evaluation and Growth System (IPEGS) is the assessment and appraisal system used by all instructional professionals in Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS). IPEGS was developed in collaboration with United Teachers of Dade (UTD) and has been in place since the initial pilot in 2006. For the 2011-2012 school year, IPEGS has been revised to comply with the requirements of the federal Race to the Top (RTTT) grant and new state legislation enacted through the Student Success Act of 2011. These changes are incorporated into the 2011-2012 IPEGS Procedural Handbook .
IPEGS incorporates statutory requirements with respect to effective teaching practices, student performance, parental input, and school improvement planning as set forth in Florida Statute 1012.34. The goal of IPEGS is to support the continuous growth of each instructional professional by monitoring, analyzing, and applying pertinent data compiled within a system of meaningful feedback.
The primary purposes of IPEGS are to:
IPEGS is designed to facilitate instructional personnel in identifying, designing, and reflecting upon their professional performance. Instructional personnel are active participants in the evaluation process through collaborative meetings, input and reflection. For additional information regarding IPEGS procedures and forms refer to the IPEGS Handbook.
- improve the quality of instruction by ensuring accountability for classroom/program performance;
- contribute to successful achievement of the goals and objectives defined in the vision, mission, and goals of M-DCPS;
- provide a basis for instructional improvement through a productive instructional personnel appraisal and professional growth; and
- provide a collaborative process that promotes self-growth, instructional effectiveness, and improvement of overall job performance.