I attended the Joint Educator Evaluation Committee yesterday where we were given the summary of all JPAS results for the 2011-2012 school year. I am often asked about principals who score low. JPAS has a monitoring process, and this year 30 evaluators (principals, vice principals, other administrators) were monitored to verify reliability in results. There were 5 evaluators outside of the standard deviation on the high end of scores and no evaluators outside of the standard deviation on the low end. This says that those 5 evaluators were too lenient, and no evaluators were overly negative.
Overall, 1% of those evaluated using the full JPAS observation process were Below Basic, 4% were Basic, 55% were Proficient, and 40% were Superior.