Alternate or Custom Evaluations can include any evaluation of staff outside of PDAS, and can include evaluations paraprofessionals, district staff, admins, etc.
Remember: In PDAS Management, it's critical that an appraiser selects the user as needing an alternative evaluation rather than PDAS.
To complete an alternative evaluation you must select a staff member and click to create a New Evaluation.
To create an alternative evaluation:
- Select a teacher in the My Staff list
- Click the New Evaluation button in the Teacher Options list
- The New Evaluation wizard will allow you to select which tool to use and the date associated with the evaluation
|Save - Save early and save often!|
|Allow Staff to View - Click to enable the teacher to view the evaluation in their PDAS interface. An email will be sent to the staff member indicating that a new evaluation is available to view. The time and date that you made the evaluation available will also be stored, and the form will inform you when the staff member views the evaluation.|
|Change Date/Time - Click to change the date, time, class information, or assignment area for the evaluation, click the Change Date and Time button on the toolbar.|
|Spell Check - Click to have the spelling checked for the text sections of the current domain.|
|Staff Comments - Click to add a comment for the staff member. The staff member will be able to add a comment as well. Note: The comment(s) will be permanently attached to the summative. The only way to delete a comment is to delete the evaluation completely.|
|Electronic Signatures - Click to sign the evaluation or to view signatures. You must click to Let Staff View the evaluation before you will be able to see this icon.|
|Lock or Unlock View - If evaluation is locked, its view is limited to the appraiser, the appraisee, and any district appraisal viewer.|
|Archive - This is used to manually archive the document to .pdf. No changes can be made to the document after archiving. Most districts will archive all evaluation documents in the summer. Check with your district staff to see if this is appropriate to use during the school year or not.|