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Educator Evaluation

Communications and Engagement

The ESE Educator Evaluation Team's Mission:

To improve professional growth and student learning, ESE is committed to ensuring the success of the statewide Educator Evaluation framework by providing educators with training materials and resources, meaningful guidance, timely communications, and by engaging educators in the development and ongoing refinement of the framework.

In pursuit of this mission, ESE is committed to the following strategic communications objectives:

  • Teach: Teaching the components of the Educator Evaluation framework and sharing implementation resources to build capacity within districts and schools.

  • Learn: Learning from and with educators about their successes, challenges, and needs to ensure educator voices are reflected in Educator Evaluation policies and practices.

  • Connect: Connecting and aligning Educator Evaluation implementation with other state and district initiatives to improve professional growth and student learning; creating opportunities for educators to connect and share with one another and ESE.


Learn about ESE's Teacher and Principal Advisory Cabinets and how
teachers and principals are giving input on state education policy.


ESE's Teacher and Principal Advisory Cabinets

Educators on the Teacher and Principal Advisory Cabinets provide critical feedback and input on ESE policies and resources. We are thrilled with the educators that we have selected to be in our Cabinets for the 2016-17 school year. Our work together kicked off on September 29, 2016 in Devens.

If you are interested in applying to be a part of our cabinets in the future, please look at the application resources below. Applications will open in the spring of 2017.

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Teacher Advisory Cabinet Application:
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2016-17 Application
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Principal Recommendation Form and Letter Directions
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Principal Advisory Cabinet Application:
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2016-17 Application
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Principal Recommendation Form and Letter Directions

The Teacher Advisory Cabinets are open to all educators who work with students across grade levels and content areas-including specialists, coaches, and specialized instructional support personnel.

The Principal Advisory Cabinets are open to all school-level administrators, including principals, assistant principals, department c hairs, and charter school leaders.

When applying, educators will have the option to select a Cabinet in the eastern part of the state (meeting in Malden) or the central/western part of the state (meeting west of Worcester). The Cabinets meet 5 times during the school year, beginning with a full day kickoff meeting in September. Meeting dates and times are listed in the applications.

To learn more about the Cabinets, check out the 2014-15 Teacher Advisory Cabinet Summary Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document and Principal Advisory Cabinets Summary Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document.


Communications and Engagement Resources

Teachers' Top Three from ESE
Teachers' Top Three is a direct communication from ESE to teachers. Every other week, we'll highlight resources and information relevant to teachers' work, reflection pieces written by current teachers, and upcoming opportunities to engage with ESE. We'll keep it short and to the point-selecting the top three items we think teachers will find most interesting.
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We also invite you to connect with other teachers across the state and ESE staff on Twitter. Find us at @MASchoolsK12 and use #Top3fromESE to discuss items from this newsletter or suggest new topics. If you're interested in writing a short piece for a future edition or have feedback or questions, contact us at Top3fromESE@doe.mass.edu.
Professional Learning Networks
In 2015-16, ESE is partnering with districts through two Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) focused on educational equity and distributed leadership.

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Overview of ESE's Distributed Leadership Professional Learning Network
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Overview of ESE's Educational Equity Professional Learning Network

During the 2014-15 school year, ESE worked in close partnership with 10 districts focused on expanding current teacher leader roles and 8 districts focused on supporting evaluator capacity.

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Resources from ESE's Professional Learning Network for Supporting Evaluator Capacity
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Resources from ESE's Teacher Leadership Professional Learning Network
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Overview: Educator Effectiveness Professional Learning Networks
External Research Study of MA Evaluation Framework
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) has contracted with an external research team led by SRI International, an independent non-profit organization, to study implementation of the new Educator Evaluation framework. Learn more about the findings from the study, ESE's responses to the findings, and the research design.


Last Updated: July 3, 2017
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