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Educator Evaluation

The 5-Step Cycle

The 5-Step Cycle is the heart of MA's educator evaluation framework. It positions educators as the drivers of their evaluations by prioritizing self-reflection and goal setting. Being cyclical reiterates that, like students, educators should have continuous opportunities to learn and grow as professionals.

Below are key ESE resources associated with each step in the cycle to assist educators and evaluators throughout the process.

  • For brief information about timelines for each step, read the Quick Reference Guide: The 5-Step Cycle Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document.
  • For more detailed information, read Part II: School-Level Planning and Implementation Guide Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document from ESE's Model System.
  • For training supports, check out ESE's Training Materials webpage.
The 5-Step Cycle plus link to Quick Reference Guide

Last Updated: December 5, 2014
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