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Online Calibration Training Platform — Coming February 2019!

DESE's Online Calibration Training Tool is currently unavailable as we build an updated platform to be released in February 2019.

MA DESE; Calibration Training and Support for Evaluators and Observers

The Office of Educator Effectiveness is partnering with TeachForward to design, pilot, and launch an enhanced Online Calibration Training Platform.

The Online Calibration Training Platform supports Massachusetts educators in public school districts and educator preparation programs to cultivate common expectations for and a shared understanding of effective instructional practice and high quality feedback.

The new Online Calibration Training Platform will enable educators to:

  • Access an expanded library of 100+ videos of classroom instruction and student work samples across grade-levels and content areas;
  • Identify and tag evidence of practice aligned to high priority elements from the Massachusetts Standards of Effective Teaching Download PDF Document and standards from the Curriculum Frameworks;
  • Draft and review evidence-based feedback;
  • View real-time data displays and reports filtered by organization and role; and
  • Calibrate as a team around perceptions of practice, standards-aligned instruction, and content-specific feedback.

Start planning your professional development today! The Platform will be available at no cost to MA districts and preparation providers from February 2019 through June 2020. Stay tuned for more information about its February 2019 release, including information tutorials and implementation resources.

Please contact with comments, feedback or questions on the Online Calibration Training Platform.

Last Updated: December 17, 2018
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