Peer Assistance & Review
The Los Angeles Unified School District/United Teachers Los Angeles PAR Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) Program was created in response to California State Assembly Bill 1X and is a collaborative effort of LAUSD and UTLA. The PAR Program's purpose is to support and renew quality teaching in classrooms throughout the District.
The PAR Program's Consulting Teachers (CTs) provide confidential instructional support to permanent teachers who have received below-standard evaluations, as well as other teachers who request it. PAR CTs are selected in a rigorous interview process, and receive regular professional development in methods and strategies to best serve the Participating Teachers they work with. PAR CTs use the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTPs) and the LAUSD Teaching and Learning Framework (TLF) as the bases of their collaborative work.
The PAR Program also provides an array of professional development workshops designed to meet the needs of teachers across the District. Any LAUSD teacher can attend PAR workshops at no cost.
The LAUSD/UTLA PAR program emphasizes teacher professionalism and recognizes that teacher quality positively affects student outcomes.