The following evaluation tools aim to ensure that each and every student in Massachusetts has access to educators who nurture and cultivate their academic achievement, cultural competence, and sociopolitical awareness.
At its core, teacher evaluation is a cultural practice, one that without intentionality can center the dominant culture and be influenced by the biases and experiences of those participating in it. In order to build and foster an inclusive culture around meaningful supervision and evaluation, it's important to interrogate existing policies and supports around evaluation. The following probing questions can help:
"My evaluator shows me how to improve in areas that I'm struggling in and gives me time to improve. Rather than making my evaluation feel like a judgment of my practice, it really feels like a coaching session and I feel like I have an opportunity to improve."
As educators continue to learn, adjust their practice, and adapt to the changing circumstances of teaching and leading, the Resources for Educator Evaluation Implementation focus the evaluation process on what is most important and supportive for students and educators. Many of these resources are listed as "Supporting Resources" below.
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Last Updated: November 17, 2023
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