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Educator Evaluation: Overview, Progress Report, and Key Issues

Members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Mitchell D. Chester, Ed.D., Commissioner
May 13, 2016

The special meeting on Educator Evaluation on May 23 is intended to provide an opportunity for Board of Elementary and Secondary Education members to hear a progress report on the implementation of the Commonwealth's educator evaluation framework by engaging with policy makers, researchers, and practitioners. The Department will present a brief overview of the educator evaluation system that the Board adopted in 2011. We will then hear from two panels, one offering national, statewide and research perspectives and the other offering perspectives from district and school practitioners. Board members will have time to engage with the panelists, Department staff, and each other on the accomplishments and challenges of implementing the Massachusetts educator evaluation framework.

The panelists include the following confirmed participants (as of May 13, 2016):

Statewide and National Perspectives Panel:

  • Kati Haycock, President, The Education Trust
  • Barbara Madeloni, President, The Massachusetts Teachers Association
  • Ross Wiener, Director, The Education and Society Program, The Aspen Institute

District, School, Classroom Perspectives Panel:

  • Kate Fenton, Chief Instructional Officer, Springfield Public Schools
  • Shakera Walker, Senior Manager of Teacher Leadership and Professional Development, Boston Public Schools, member of the Educator Evaluation Task Force as a teacher
  • Gene Reiber, Teacher, Hanover Public Schools
  • Mike Sabin, Principal, McDevitt Middle School, Waltham
  • Michelle Ryan, Teacher, Randolph Public Schools
  • Kim Smith, Superintendent, Wakefield Public Schools


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MA Educator Evaluation Framework Summary
Educator Effectiveness Newsletter, April 2016
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Educator Evaluation: A Case Study of Massachusetts Approach by the Center for American Progress
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Teacher Evaluation and Support Systems: A Road Map for Improvement by the Aspen Institute

Last Updated: May 17, 2016
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