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Educator Evaluation

The Massachusetts Educator Evaluation Framework

The Massachusetts Educator Evaluation Framework, adopted by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in 2011, is designed to promote student learning, growth, and achievement by providing educators with feedback for improvement, enhanced opportunities for professional growth, and clear structures for accountability.

There are six key features of the Educator Evaluation Framework:

Resources for Educator Evaluation Implementation in 2020-21

During this unprecedented school year, and with the shifts among in-person, hybrid and remote learning models, educator evaluation may look and feel different this year. Please click the Implementation in 20-21 tab (left) to access resources and practical tools to help focus and streamline the experience of evaluation in order to ensure that all educators are supported, receiving high-quality feedback, and recognized for their efforts during this year.

Use of Statewide Assessments in 2020-21

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Memorandum on Educator Evaluation & 2021 Statewide Assessments. The Department has determined that the 2021 MCAS Student Growth Percentile and ACCESS for ELLs test data will not be available for the limited purpose of its use in 2021 educator evaluation performances. An educator's impact on student learning should continue to be analyzed across multiple measures and incorporated into judgments of practice alongside all other required types of evidence.

Last Updated: January 28, 2021

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