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Educator Evaluation

Resources for Educator Evaluation Implementation in 2020-21

As educators begin an unprecedented year, many are working more collaboratively than ever, and each is adapting and experimenting in their practice like never before. This, along with the shifts among in-person, hybrid and remote learning models, means that educator evaluation may look and feel different this year.

With requirements for meaningful supervision and evaluation remaining in place, the following suite of resources and practical tools help focus and streamline the experience of evaluation in order to ensure that all educators are supported, receiving high-quality feedback, and recognized for their efforts during this year.

Introductory Resources:

  • 2020-2021 Focus Indicators
    The Focus Indicators for Teachers and Administrators identify recommended practices for teaching and leading during the COVID-19 pandemic, around which educators can focus feedback, support, and collaboration.

  • Educator Evaluation Overview for 2020-21 Download PowerPoint File
    This customizable presentation provides an overview for Massachusetts school-based educators and evaluators on educator evaluation implementation in 2020-21.

  • Adapted Self-Assessment Tool Download Word Document
    This self-assessment tool is designed to support (1) an assessment of your own teaching relative to practices that are critical this year, and (2) an analysis of your students' learning in the 2020-21 school year.

  • Creating SMARTIE Goals Tool Download Word Document
    This resource supports educators to develop individual and/or team student learning goals and professional practice goals for the 2020-2021 school year, aligned with the Focus Indicators for Teaching in 2020-2021.

  • Adapted Student Feedback Surveys Download Word Document
    These student feedback tools are designed to help teachers gather feedback from students on their learning experiences. Aligned with the Focus Indicators for Teaching in 2020-2021, they are applicable in the context of in-person, hybrid, or remote learning settings.

Coming Soon:

  • Adapted Staff Feedback Surveys

  • Best Practice Guidance on Evidence Collection and Measures of Student Learning

  • Best Practice Guidance on Conducting Remote Observations

Last Updated: September 21, 2020

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