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Educator Evaluation

Training Materials

The regulations and DESE's guidance provide a framework for local evaluation systems. This framework establishes a common structure to promote educators' growth and development for the benefit of all students in Massachusetts. The framework also provides districts with flexibility to align local evaluation systems with priorities that meet the needs of their educators and students.

The following training materials support educators to implement the educator evaluation framework. Districts may need to supplement training with additional resources that highlight local priorities.

DESE Training Programs
Training for EvaluatorsTraining for Teachers
The Online Calibration Training Platform is a professional development tool supporting Massachusetts educators to refine a shared understanding of effective instructional practice and high quality feedback.

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Intended for teachers, the training workshops are one-hour and result in educators developing concrete components of the 5-Step Cycle.

  • Orientation
  • Workshop 1: Rubric Review
  • Workshop 2: Self-Assessment
  • Workshop 3: S.M.A.R.T. Goals
  • Workshop 4: Gathering Evidence

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