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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, December 6, 2016
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve Agreement for Technical Services with Mariann Schmudde for the Evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund Cohort 4 (TIF 4) Grant (Office of Teaching and Learning)
The TIF 4 grant project funds support Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) initiative to implement a local education agency-wide educator evaluation system based in significant part on student performance and a local agency-wide Human Capital Management System.  The project is part of a wider vision to revamp HCPS educator evaluation, human capital management, and professional development systems. 

The provider, Mariann Schmudde, who has provided exceptional evaluation services for the project during the first four years of TIF 4 implementation, will continue to perform evaluation services as an independent evaluator for the 2016/2017 (year 5) project year and for the summative five year evaluation report.  Reporting is guided by specific program objectives and outcomes, as well as project implementation activities and processes.  The provider will conduct quantitative data analyses and qualitative analytical methods for the completion of a comprehensive evaluation.  The provider will generate findings and recommendations to guide ongoing program implementation and generate formal interim and annual project performance reports in compliance with program funding agency requirements.

• Recruit, support, and retain a highly effective and diverse workforce
Funds in the amount of $40,000.00 will be available in the TIF 4 Grant, Special Revenue Fund. For tracking purposes, the project number specific to this agenda item is 3205. As of Tuesday, November 8, 2016, the remaining balance less encumbrances for this line item equaled $13,771,720.44.
The Coordinator of Grant Evaluations, Department of Assessment and Accountability, has direct supervision of the selected external evaluator.  The Coordinator oversees the evaluation activities, tracks progress, and ensures reporting compliance as well as transmission of all required reports to the funding agency.
SUBMITTED BY:  Elizabeth Agresta, Chief Academic Officer, Office of Teaching and Learning
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
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    C 6.16
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20161206_769 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.16