New Teacher Performance Appraisal Process and Induction Program (NTIP) – APS045

Reviewed/Revised: February 2020


The Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) believes the primary aim of a staff appraisal process is to ensure the professional growth of each of its teachers through recognition of professional achievement. To assist new teachers in the successful achievement of their goals the Board is committed to the use of the Teacher Performance Appraisal: Technical Requirements Manual (2010) issued by the Ministry of Education.
Evaluation of New Teachers within the Board is based on the following criteria:

  • Teachers demonstrate commitment to the well-being and development of all pupils
  • Teachers are dedicated in their efforts to teach and support pupils’ learning and achievement
  • Teachers treat all pupils equitably and with respect
  • Teachers provide an environment for learning that encourages pupils to be problem solvers, decision makers, lifelong learners, and contributing members of a changing society
  • Teachers know their subject matter, the Ontario Curriculum, and education-related legislation
  • Teachers use their professional knowledge and understanding of pupils, curriculum, legislation, teaching practices, and classroom management strategies to promote the learning and achievement of their pupils
  • Teachers communicate effectively with pupils, parents, and colleagues
  • Teachers conduct ongoing assessment of pupils’ progress, evaluate their achievement, and report results to pupils and their parents regularly

The performance appraisal and induction of new teachers, as defined by the legislation, shall be conducted in accordance with the Education Act, Regulations, and the Ministry of Education’s Teacher Performance Appraisal: Technical Requirements Manual (2010), and the Induction Elements Manual, 2019, related Board Administrative Policies, and the Ontario English Catholic Teacher’s Association (OECTA) Collective Agreements with the secondary and elementary teachers, as may be amended from time to time.

Eligible to participate in the New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP) are teachers entering into their first permanent-probationary assignment and Long-Term Occasional (LTO) teachers entering into the first LTO assignment of 97 days or more. The Teacher Performance Appraisal (TPA) process for the purpose of NTIP only applies to permanent-probationary teachers.

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