The Indiana Teacher Appraisal and Support System (INTASS) project offers states, districts, and schools support in designing, implementing, and monitoring their teacher evaluation systems, training teacher evaluators, and supporting teachers to engage in evaluation and professional growth opportunities. From its inception, the INTASS project has reflected the understanding that evaluation laws in Indiana and other states present an opportunity for school systems to move beyond compliance and create evaluation systems that truly support teachers in their professional practice. The INTASS process rests on four basic elements of a quality evaluation plan: a) Clear, frequent, and transparent communication among a wide base of stakeholders; b) Professional practice measures that are mutually agreed upon by stakeholders; c) Multiple measures of student learning outcomes, and d) Fully aligned post-evaluation processes, including job-embedded professional growth and support for all educators. Over two dozen Indiana districts have employed the INTASS process in designing their response to meet and exceed the requirements of the state’s evaluation law.
The INTASS process has been endorsed by:
- Indiana Department of Education
- Indiana School Boards Association
- Indiana Association of School Principals
- Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents
- Indiana State Teachers Association
- American Federation of Teachers Indiana