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 2021-22

As educators strive to meet students' academic and social-emotional learning needs after two unprecedented school years, the educator evaluation process provides an opportunity to meaningfully support, recognize, and develop practice. Please click the Implementation in 21-22 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

  • 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: June 3, 2021

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