Education Laws and Regulations
Final Regulations On Evaluation Of Educators
These regulations replace the current Regulations on Evaluation of Teachers and Administrators and accompanying Principles of Effective Teaching and Principles of Effective Administrative Leadership, as adopted in 1995.
603 CMR 35.00
Evaluation of Educators
|35.01: ||Scope, Purpose, and Authority|
|35.03:||Standards and Indicators of Effective Teaching Practice|
|35.04:||Standards and Indicators of Effective Administrative Leadership Practice|
|35.05:||Evaluation of Administrators under Individual Employment Contracts|
|35.07:||Evidence Used in Evaluation|
|35.08:||Performance Level Ratings|
|35.09:||Student Performance Measures|
|35.10:||Peer Assistance and Review|
|35.11:||Implementation and Reporting|
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35.01: Scope, Purpose, and Authority
(1) 603 CMR 35.00 is adopted pursuant to authority granted to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in M.G.L. c.69, §1B and c.71, §38.
(2) The specific purposes of evaluation under M.G.L. c.71, §38 and 603 CMR 35.00 are:
to promote student learning, growth, and achievement by providing educators with feedback for improvement, enhanced opportunities for professional growth, and clear structures for accountability, and
to provide a record of facts and assessments for personnel decisions.
(3) The purpose of 603 CMR 35.00 is to ensure that every school committee has a system to enhance the professionalism and accountability of teachers and administrators that will enable them to assist all students to perform at high levels. 603 CMR 35.00 sets out the principles of evaluation for Massachusetts public schools and districts. 603 CMR 35.00 requires that school committees establish a rigorous and comprehensive evaluation process for teachers and administrators, consistent with these principles, to assure effective teaching and administrative leadership in the Commonwealth's public schools.
(4) The regulations on evaluation of educators, 603 CMR 35.00, constitute the principles of evaluation established by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
603 CMR 35.00: M.G.L. c.69, §1B; c.71, §38