Appealing Your Evaluation
Deadline: June 15, 2021
You have a limited time to file an appeal if you believe that there was a procedural mistake.
To submit an appeal filled the Appeals Form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAMPLE OF PROCEDURAL MISTAKES
- I requested in writing an extra informal and I did not receive one.
- I did not receive the correct number of observations. I should have had 4 informal observations and I only had 3.
- I did not receive an observation during each semester.
- I did not have a meeting for my (pre or post) conference that was posted.
- I requested in writing (see attached email) a different observer for my informal and my request was not granted.
- I did not have a coaching observation. The first observation I had was on mm/dd/yy and it was scored.
- The date and time for my formal was not what I agreed to.
- I was not allowed to pick my own deliberate practice (DP) element but was told I had to do a different one.
- My evaluation was conducted on the day before Thanksgiving or on a day before or after Winter or Spring Break.
- A new informal observation was performed and scored before feedback was posted for the prior informal.
- More than two observers evaluated me and the observation counted without mutual agreement.
- I requested another deliberate practice observation and other elements besides the deliberate practice element were scored.
*Only use these as examples. This is not an all-inclusive list, nor does using one of these guarantee your appeal will be approved. Use this as a guide only. You may only have one issue.
Complete this form to file an appeal: Download File (Appeals Form - Fillable CTA.pdf)
Relevant contract language for appeals is below:
1. An employee may elect to appeal a procedural concern to the supervising administrator.
If the issue is unresolved, the employee may elect to appeal any unresolved procedural
issue(s) through either the Appeals Committee or the grievance/arbitration procedure –
but not both. Instructional Practice appeals shall be submitted by an instructional
employee by June 15, Student Learning Growth appeals shall be submitted by an
instructional employee within thirty (30) duty days of receiving the Student Learning
- If it has been determined that there was a procedural error in an instructional
employee’s status score, then the following formula shall be used to report the revised
- If the Status Score is between 1.0 and 2.9, and there is a procedural error, the
Status Score shall be a 3.0 Effective
• If the Status Score is higher than a 3.0, and there is a procedural error, the Status
Score shall be a 3.3 Highly Effective
• If it has been determined that there was a procedural error in an instructional
employee’s Deliberate Practice Score, then the revised score shall be .3 Applying
and shall be added to the Status Score.
- In the event the Appeals Committee decision results in a tie, the parties agree
that the CTA President or designee and the Senior Executive Director of Human
Resources or designee will meet to investigate, review and, if necessary, conduct
a discussion with all parties involved, with the intent to resolve the appeal. This
will occur no later than thirty (30) days from the notification of the Appeals
Committee decision. Decisions of the CTA President and Senior Executive
Director will be final and binding for all parties.
5. In the event the CTA President and Senior Executive Director of Human
Resources are unable to resolve the matter, the appeal may be filed directly to
Step 3 as defined in Article III, Grievance Procedures, including mediation and
arbitration, if necessary.