MVALMonocacy Valley Athletic League (Hagerstown, MD)
MVALMission Valley Athletic League (California)
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"By using mVal, I can have all of this information on my handheld, and I would be basically clicking whether the teacher was 'satisfactory,' 'not satisfactory,' 'good,' or 'exemplary," McLean says.
McLean discovered mVal on his own and has since conducted training sessions with other schools.
He and other superintendents at the forum got together to discuss how mVal might be modified for these district-level needs.
Mentor Bryan Thygeson, principal of Marshall County Central High School, says, "The enticing thing was the teacher evaluation component." As part of the training, the administrators received individual licenses to mVal software, a rubric-based teacher evaluation system developed by Media-X Systems in Ottawa, Canada.
While some of the administrators get frustrated by the introduction of each new version of mVal because it means something new to learn, Thygeson reminds them that, in pilots, "there will be bugs.