Overview of the New Massachusetts Educator Evaluation Framework (October 15, 2011)
Rating Educator Performance: The Summative Performance Rating
Rating Educator Performance: Practice Worksheets
Rating Educator Impact: The Student Impact Rating
Evidence Collection Toolkit
Evidence Collection Toolkit
This Toolkit is designed to support districts to establish clear and consistent expectations for educator collection of evidence and promote a meaningful process for the collection, analysis, and sharing of high quality artifacts. The toolkit includes brief guidance, examples of district strategies, a worksheet for district decision-making, and a handout of Evidence Collection Tips for Educators. It is intended for use by district leadership in consultation with school leaders and/or an Educator Evaluation Working Group.
West Springfield's Directory of Evidence Form
This Directory of Evidence template was developed by educators in West Springfield. There, educators and evaluators discuss evidence collection during the goal-setting and plan development step of the 5-step cycle and develop a "list" of anticipated evidence. This up-front work allows educators and evaluator to focus on high-leverage, meaningful evidence and helps to avoid the tendency to over-collect (e.g., binders or boxes of evidence) that would overwhelm both the educator and the evaluator. The Evidence Directory template identifies the Standard and allows the educator and evaluator to write in the Indicator and provide a bulleted list and a brief description of the artifacts that will be collected over the course of the evaluation cycle. If an evaluator wishes to access something from the educator's list, then the educator - who is responsible for maintaining the artifacts - produces the evidence.
S.M.A.R.T. Goal Development Protocol
A Protocol for Developing S.M.A.R.T. Goal Statements
This presentation is designed to support educators in developing S.M.A.R.T. goal statements using the appropriate evaluation rubric and an ESE-developed protocol. Protocol templates are available below:
Protocol Template: Professional Practice Goal Statement
Protocol Template: Student Learning Goal Statement
Aligning Implementation of Educator Evaluation and the MA Curriculum Frameworks
Quick Reference Guide: Educator Evaluation and the MA Curriculum Frameworks
Examples of Aligned Activities
Educator Evaluation Implementation Surveys for Teachers and Administrators
Implementation Survey for Teachers
Implementation Survey for Principals/Administrators
The Educator Evaluation Implementation Surveys are designed to provide schools and districts with information about the status of their educator evaluation implementation. Originally developed by SRI International, an independent non-profit organization studying implementation of the new Educator Evaluation framework in Massachusetts, the surveys have been adapted into tools for schools and districts to use to capture educator perceptions about and experiences with the evaluation framework. Information from these surveys can be used to target district resources and supports where most needed to strengthen implementation.
Note: ESE is providing these surveys to districts as optional tools. Schools and districts may implement these surveys "as is" or adapt them to better fit their purposes. ESE is not collecting any data related to these surveys.
ESE can make the surveys available to districts and schools through SurveyGizmo. If you have a SurveyGizmo account and would like to request access to the surveys, please email EducatorEvaluation@doe.mass.edu.
Educator Evaluation Technology Innovation Grant
During the 2013-14 school year, through a competitive technology innovation grant, ESE supported the work of three districts as they explored opportunities to enhance educator evaluation implementation through the use of technology applications. Each district focused the work on enhancements of current technology applications or the development of new applications based on the needs of the district. The following documents provide a one-page overview of the work done through this grant. Districts, especially those using the same technology platforms, are encouraged to reach out to the grantees directly to learn more about the applications and to identify potential opportunities for collaboration.
Boston Public Schools
New Bedford Public Schools in partnership with Acushnet Public Schools, the Southeastern Mass Educational Collaborative, and BaselineEdge/Longleaf Solutions
Worcester Public Schools in partnership with Webster Public Schools, the Central Mass Special Education Collaborative, and TeachPoint/Clear Pond Technologies.