Data/Instructional Performance

501 Manhattan Blvd.
Harvey, LA 70058

About Us

This page houses all information related to the performance management process for instructional employees for the 2016-2017 school year.


Compass Information System (CIS)
The Compass Information System is the online portal where evaluation information for instructional employees is stored, and where these employees enter SLTs. The system is accessed at the following link: 
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Goal-Setting Training Documents
LDE Principal Teaching and Learning Guidebook

Who is Evaluated in Compass?
Reference the following chart to ensure you evaluate all employees at your school according to the correct guidance:
Position Evaluation Chart – ADDED 7/28/14

JPPSS Compass Timelines & Information:
2016-2017 COMPASS Timelines Evaluators – Added 8/5/2016
2016-2017 COMPASS Timelines Employees – Added 8/5/2016

Timelines for TAP Schools (Region I ONLY)
2016-2017 TAP Timelines Evaluators – Added 8/5/2016
2016-2017 TAP Timelines Employees – Added 8/5/2016

Observation Rubrics and Resources:
Compass Teacher Rubric
Compass Leader Rubric
Compass Counselor Rubric
Compass Librarian Rubric

Librarian Observation Template

Resource for Evaluators of Teachers of Students with Significant Disabilities

Professional Growth Plan (PGP) Resources:
PGP Guide 2016-2017

Accessing Prior Year Compass Information in CIS:
Accessing Prior Year Compass Information


Notes for Accessing SLT Guides:

  1. Use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome internet browsers to download the calculators.
  2. If prompted, click “Continue” or “Enable Content” in Excel to edit the calculator.
  3. To print the entire document, select File and Print. Under the Settings heading, click “Print Active Sheets” and change that selection to “Print Entire Workbook.”

Multiple Grade Level DCCA Baseline Data Document
Gathering Class Baseline Data

SLT Guides: 

Pre-K Guidance – Added 8/5/2016

K-3 ELA Guidance – Added 8/5/2016
4-8 ELA Guidance – Updated 9/7/2016

K-3 Math Guidance – Added 8/5/2016
4-8 Math Guidance – Updated 9/7/2016

3rd grade Science Guidance – Added 8/5/2016
4-8 Science Guidance – Added 8/5/2016

Social Studies:
3-8 Social Studies Guidance – Added 8/5/2016

Algebra I:
Algebra I Guidance – Added 8/5/2016

Geometry Guidance – Added 8/5/2016

US History:
US History Guidance – Added 8/5/2016

Biology Guidance – Added 8/5/2016

English II:
English II Guidance – Added 8/5/2016

English III:
English III Guidance – Added 8/5/2016

11th Grade Math:
11th-grade-math-guidance – Updated 9/20/2016

11th Grade Science:
11th-grade-science-guidance – Updated 9/20/2016

AP/IB Tests:
AP & IB Assessments Guidance – Added 8/5/2016

READ 180:
READ 180 Guidance – Added 8/5/2016

Teacher-Created Assessments for all other grades/subjects (including Foreign Language, Librarians, IBC):
Teacher Created Assessment Guidance – Added 8/5/2016

Health/Physical Education:
Health & PE Guidance – Added 8/5/2016

English as a Second Language (ESL):
K-8 ESL ELDA Guidance – Added 8/5/2016
HS ESL Newcomer and Beginner Guidance – Updated 10/3/2016
HS ESL Intermediate & Advanced Guidance – Added 8/5/2016

Special Education:
Special Education – How to Choose Your SLTs
Pre-K Special Education Guidance – Added 8/5/2016
Special Education UNIQUE Guidance – Added 8/5/2016

2016-17 Librarian SLT Guide – Added 9/1/2016
Librarian SLT Guidance – Added 9/1/2016

SLT Late Hire Guidance
K-8 Late Hire Guidance – Added 10/3/2016
K – 8 Late Hire Calculator-Added 10/3/2016

High School Late Hire Guidance – Added 10/3/2016
High School Late Hire Calculator A   – Added 10/3/2016
High School Late Hire Calculator B –  Added 10/3/2016


Evaluator Guide – SLTs 16-17

SLTs at a Glance
2016-17 Pre-K through 8th Grade SLTs At-a-Glance – Added 8/5/2016
2016-17 9th through 12th Grade SLTs At-a-Glance – Added 8/5/2016

SLT Checklists

SLT Acceptance Checklist – Added 9/20/2016
Quality Assessment Checklist

Accessing PowerSchool Assessment Data
Accessing Assessment Data in PowerSchool – Added 9/1/2016


IAP Form
IAP Follow Up Form
Administrative or Special Conference Form


Checklist for Completing the 15-16 Compass Process
Completing the Compass Process (added 3/17/16)
EOY Testing Windows (updated 4/6/16)
TAP and CLASS Conversions (updated 3/22/16)
Reporting SLT Results in CIS – (updated 3/17/2016)
Exclusion from Results Form – Should be completed in Infinite Campus (if available)
Baseline Amendment Form – Please read top of form to determine if applicable to your SLT.
Grievance Process Notification Form – (added 4/25/16) – Must be signed by each Compass employee during End of Year Conversation and returned to Compass contact.
Directions for Completing 4-8th Science Teachers’ Evaluations – (added 5/2/16) – Includes information and a form that should be used to complete the evaluations for 4-8th grade science teachers who will not be able to report results on LEAP SLTs before the end of the school year.
Transitional Student Growth Data (TSGD) Policy


If you have Instructional Performance/Compass/CIS questions, please reach out to the following Network Contacts:

Karen’s Region: Tanya Dix,, 349-8935
Darvell’s Region: Breland Sternberg,, 349-7854
Peggy’s Region: Marian Althage,, 349-7845

*Viola’s Region is divided between the three contacts listed above. See the Region 3 Compass Contact List for your school’s contact.

Contact Us

Name Title Email
Althage, Marian Data/Instructional Performance Management Coordinator
Dix, Tanya Data/Instructional Performance Management Coordinator
Plaisance, Dodie Director of Data/Instructional Performance Management
Sternberg, Breland Data/Instructional Performance Management Coordinator