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Educator Evaluation

The Massachusetts Model System for Educator Evaluation

The Model System is a comprehensive educator evaluation system designed by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE), pursuant to the new educator evaluation regulation, 603 CMR 35.00. The following eight-part series was developed to support effective implementation of the regulations by districts and schools across the Commonwealth.

*In December 2015, ESE revised Parts I, II, III, IV and VIII of the Model System for Educator Evaluation to reflect updated timelines and new resources, and to remove information that was outdated or obsolete. Comparable revisions to Parts V, VI, and VII will follow in Summer 2016.

Part I: District-Level Planning and Implementation Guide (updated Dec. 2015)

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This Guide leads district leaders - school committees, superintendents and union leaders - through factors to consider as they decide whether to adopt or adapt the Model System or revise their own evaluation systems to meet the new educator evaluation regulation. The Guide describes the rubrics, tools, resources and model contract language ESE has developed, and describes the system of support ESE is offering. It outlines reporting requirement, as well as the process ESE will use to review district evaluation systems for superintendents, principals, teachers and other licensed staff. Finally, the Guide identifies ways in which district leaders can support effective educator evaluation implementation in the schools.

Part II: School-Level Planning and Implementation Guide (updated Dec. 2015)

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This Guide is designed to support administrators and teachers as they implement teacher evaluation at the school level. The Guide introduces and explains the requirements of the regulation and the principles and priorities that underlie them. It offers guidance, strategies, templates and examples that will support effective implementation of each of the five components of the evaluation cycle: self-assessment; goal setting and educator plan development; plan implementation and evidence collection; formative assessment/evaluation; and summative evaluation.

Part III: Guide to Rubrics and Model Rubrics for Superintendent, Administrator and Teacher (updated Dec. 2015)

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The Model Rubrics are presented and their use explained. The Guide also outlines the process for adapting them. The four ESE Model Rubrics and additional resources are available on the Rubrics page.

Part IV: Model Collective Bargaining Contract Language (updated Dec. 2015)

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This section contains Model contract language that is consistent with the regulation for Teachers (Unit A), Administrators (Unit B), and the Student Impact Rating and District Determined Measures. Also included are Considerations for Collective Bargaining related to Student & Staff Feedback.

Part V: Implementation Guide for Principal Evaluation

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This section details the model process for principal evaluation and includes relevant documents and forms for recording goals, evidence and ratings. The Guide includes resources that principals and superintendents may find helpful, including a school visit protocol.

Part VI: Implementation Guide for Superintendent Evaluation

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This section details the model process for superintendent evaluation and includes relevant documents and a form for recording goals, evidence and ratings. The Guide includes resources that school committees and superintendents may find helpful, including a model for effective goal setting.

Part VII: Rating Educator Impact on Student Learning Using District-Determined Measures of Student Learning

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Part VII contains guidance for districts on identifying and using district determined measures of student learning, growth and achievement, and determining ratings of high, moderate or low for educator impact on student learning.

Part VIII: Using Staff and Student Feedback in the Evaluation Process (updated Dec. 2015)

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This guidance document includes information for schools and districts about how to identify appropriate feedback instruments, and how to incorporate feedback into the 5-step evaluation cycle.
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Executive Summary
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Appendix A: ESE Model Feedback Surveys & Administration Protocols.

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Appendix B: Considerations for Collective Bargaining.
Appendix B offers language as well as additional considerations for collective bargaining related to the identification of feedback instruments and the use of feedback in the 5-step evaluation cycle.

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Appendix C: Report & Recommendation on the Use of Parent Feedback in Educator Evaluation.
This report includes a review of the research related to the collection and use of parent feedback, the current role of parent feedback in educator evaluation, and ESE's recommendation on its use in educator evaluation in Massachusetts.

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Appendix D: ESE Survey Pilot Project Summary.
Appendix D is a brief summary of the 2014 ESE Model Survey Pilot Project, with information about stakeholder engagement, instrument development, and the participating sample.



Last Updated: December 22, 2015
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