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Educator Evaluation

Summative Performance Rating

In the Massachusetts educator evaluation framework, every educator receives a Summative Performance Rating. Based on the 5-Step Evaluation Cycle, the purpose of the Summative Performance Rating is to identify areas of strength and opportunities for continuous growth and development.

The Summative Performance Rating is based on attainment of educator goals, performance on the four Standards of practice (Effective Teaching Practice or Effective Administrative Leadership Practice), and the evaluator's professional judgment.

Flowchart:

Gathering Evidence:
THREE CATEGORIES OF EVIDENCE (Products of Practice, Multiple Measures of Student Learning, Other Evidence (e.g. surveys))

PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT

Analyzing Evidence:
RUBRICS (Ratings for Standard I, Standard II, Standard III, Standard IV)
and
STUDENT LEARNING & PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE GOALS (Assessment of Educator Goal Attainment)

Determining a Rating:
Professional Judgment + Minimum Thresholds
lead to...
Summative Performance Rating

For more information about how the Summative Performance Rating is determined, read DESE's guidance on Rating Educator Performance.

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Performance Rating Guidance — updated 2019

Resources that support understanding of the Summative Performance Rating:

 
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