The goal of the 5-Step Cycle of evaluation is to provide educators with a continuous opportunity for professional growth and development through self-directed analysis and reflection, planning, action steps, and collaboration. Regular, constructive feedback from the evaluator, coupled with opportunities to reflect on and improve practice, drive the cycle from beginning to end. This is the nature of continuous improvement.
Cycle of Continuous Improvement
Educators analyze student data, reflect on their performance, and propose a minimum of one student learning goal and one professional practice goal individually and/or in teams.
Goal Setting & Plan Development
Educators and evaluators refine goals as needed, identify measures for evaluating impact on student learning, and develop Educator Plans.
Educators pursue attainment of goals and collect evidence of practice. Evaluators provide feedback, ensure timely access to planned supports, and collect evidence of educator performance and progress toward goals.
Evaluators assess educator progress towards attaining goals set forth in the Educator Plan and performance on Standards.
Evaluators analyze evidence of the educator’s performance on Standards and evidence of goal attainment to arrive at a rating on each Standard and overall.
Last Updated: July 29, 2020