Apparently that's all I'm worth. 7 points. The RIF (Reduction in Force) process has already begun, and many found out early last week if they would be RIF'd. This process is different for every district, and the process can change yearly as it has with my district. Now we are all worth points.
Let's see how you would score:
1. Give yourself one point for every FIVE years you have been in the teaching profession with a maximum TWO points.
2. Add on one point for each certification or endorsement you have.
3. Remember those evaluations we get yearly? Tack on two more points if you haven't been put on a plan for improvement in the past two years.
What's your total?
Oh, and no, National Board Certification gets you ZERO points. It's the same ZERO if you have your Master's or PhD. That makes sense.
So, you get RIF'd at your site if you are on a plan for improvement, are not highly qualified, or have the lowest number of points. Tied with same number of points as another person? Gets even more interesting now…
In an odd school year, the person with the odd social security number is "reduced." In an even school year, the person with the even social security number is "reduced."
Both of you odd? Well, the person with the highest last four digits is RIF'd in odd years, and the person with the lowest will be in even years.
Would you still have a job with your points?