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NEPF

Nevada Educator Performance Framework
for Other Licensed Educational Personnel


 


 

Glossary

Speech-Language Pathologist: an individual who holds a valid Nevada license issued by the Superintendent of Public Instruction with an endorsement for Speech and Language Impairments. The rubric consists of one category (Educational Practice) and two domains (Professional Practice and Professional Responsibilities). The domains are weighted equally, as approved by the TLC and the State Board of Education, for the 2018-2019 school year at 50% each, totaling 100% for both domains.


Educational Audiologist: an individual who holds a valid Nevada license issued by the Superintendent of Public Instruction with an endorsement to provide audiological services. The rubric consists of one category (Educational Practice) and one domain (Professional Practice). The domain is weighted, as approved by the TLC and the State Board of Education, for the 2018-2019 school year at 100%. This group is completing a field test during the 2018-2019 school year.


Teacher-Librarian: an individual who holds a valid Nevada license issued by the Superintendent of Public Instruction with an endorsement as a school library media specialist and who is employed by a school district as a librarian or school library media specialist. The rubric consists of two categories and three domains. The Educational Practice Category consists of the Instructional Practice and Professional Responsibilities Domains. The Student Performance Category is comprised of the Student Performance Domain, as measured by a student learning (SLG) or library program goal(LPG). Each domain is weighted differently as approved by the TLC and the State Board of Education. For the 2018-2019 school year, the Instructional Practice and Professional Responsibilities are each weighted at 30% while the Student Performance Domain is weighted at 40%.


School Counselor: an individual who holds a valid Nevada license issued by the Superintendent of Public Instruction with an endorsement as a School Counselor and is working in that position. The rubric consists of one category (Educational Practice) and one domain (Professional Responsibilities). The domain is weighted, as approved by the TLC and the State Board of Education, for the 2018-2019 school year at 100%.


School Nurse: a professional school nurse (BS/RN) who holds a valid Nevada license issued by the Superintendent of Public Instruction with a school nurse endorsement, and is working in that position. The rubric consists of one category (Educational Practice) and one domain (Professional Practice). The domain is weighted, as approved by the TLC and the State Board of Education, for the 2018-2019 school year at 100%.


School Psychologist: an individual who holds a valid Nevada license issued by the Superintendent of Public Instruction with an endorsement as a School Psychologist and is working in that position. The rubric consists of one category (Educational Practice) and one domain (Professional Performance). The domain is weighted, as approved by the TLC and the State Board of Education, for the 2018-2019 school year at 100%.


School Social Worker: an individual who holds a valid Nevada license issued by the Superintendent of Public Instruction with a School Social Work endorsement, and is working in that position. The rubric consists of one category (Educational Practice) and one domain (Professional Responsibilities). The domain is weighted, as approved by the TLC and the State Board of Education, for the 2018-2019 school year at 100%.


 

FAQ

The following document provides an overview of the frequently asked questions related to NEPF implementation for OLEPs and provides links to additional resources.

  1. What are the goals of the NEPF?
    • Foster student learning and growth.
    • Improve educator’s effective instructional practices.
    • Inform human capital decisions based on a professional growth system.
    • Engage stakeholders in the continuous improvement and monitoring of the professional growth system.
  2. How was the NEPF created?

    The passage of AB 222 during the 2011 legislative session created the Teachers and Leaders Council (TLC) and outlined the expectations for a statewide performance evaluation system of teacher and school administrators. After the 2013 legislative session, the Department of Education assembled workgroups of individuals in the respective Other Licensed Educational Personnel (OLEP) groups to develop standards and indicators based on those published by their respective state and national associations.

  3. What components are required to be completed as part of a full evaluation cycle?

    The NEPF evaluation cycle consists of a self-assessment, pre-evaluation conference, goal setting, observations, mid-cycle reviews, and end-of-cycle summative evaluation conference. Embracing each component empowers the educator being evaluated to engage in reflective and continuous professional growth.

  4. Who is required to use the NEPF?

    Per the State Board of Education, all educators, including school- level teachers, administrators, principal supervisors, and other licensed personnel (OLEP) will utilize the NEPF by the 2018-2019 school year. TOSAs, PFs, Instructional coaches, consultants, etc. are not included in the statewide evaluation system and are to be evaluated using measures approved by local districts or school boards based on role/function.

  5. Do the OLEP groups follow the same protocols as the Teachers and Administrators?

    The OLEP groups have their own protocols that outline their evaluation frameworks. All groups, except Teacher-Librarians, use the same document called the Other Licensed Educational Personnel (OLEP) Protocols. Teacher-Librarians are to use the Teacher-Librarian Protocols.

  6. Do OLEP groups have to do Student Learning Goals?

    The only OLEP group that has a Student Performance Domain and required student learning or library program goal (SLG/ LPG) is the Teacher-Librarian. All educational professionals using NEPF frameworks MUST set a Professional Practice Goal (PPG). However, the PPG is NOT scored in the educator’s evaluation.

  7. Where can I find NEPF trainings?

    The state supports the Regional Professional Development Program (RPDP) to administer trainings on the Standards, Indicators, and SLGs for the Teacher and Administrator NEPF Frameworks. There are currently no offerings available specific to OLEP.