“In Eagle County Schools, teachers focus on improving student achievement through a continuous cycle of professional coaching and weekly, structured cluster group meetings. Cluster groups are not team or department meetings; rather, they are part of a well-directed, high quality and research-driven professional development program.”
In an effort to help districts implement local educator evaluation systems in line with the requirements of SB10-191, The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) is providing a suite of resources to district and school leaders. CEI worked with three Colorado districts who recently revised their evaluation process.Highlighting these districts and the lessons they learned along the way will help other districts leverage their success and avoid re-living their most difficult challenges.
District Leaders Guide: Using Evaluation Results Highlights!
What you can expect to learn in this guide:
- There are two ways educator evaluation results, or effectiveness ratings, may be used by school and district leaders:
- Identify, support, and leverage educators based on their effectiveness ratings.
- Make employment decision, enabling district leaders to recruit, reward, retain, or dismiss teachers based on effectiveness ratings.
- Guiding Questions for the district evaluation implementation team, such as:
- How will districts provide support to probationary teachers?
- What resources will be used to provide job-embedded professional development?
- Implementation Tips, such as:
- Provide extensive training, supervision and professional learning opportunities to district staff.
- Identify effective, research-based instructional strategies and train principals and teachers in their use.