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Resources for Educator Evaluation Implementation in 2020-21

As educators begin an unprecedented year, many are working more collaboratively than ever, and each is adapting and experimenting in their practice like never before. This, along with the shifts among in-person, hybrid and remote learning models, means that educator evaluation may look and feel different this year.

With requirements for meaningful supervision and evaluation remaining in place, the following suite of resources and practical tools 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.


  • 2020-2021 Focus Indicators
    The Focus Indicators for Teachers and Administrators identify recommended practices for teaching and leading during the COVID-19 pandemic, around which educators can focus feedback, support, and collaboration.

  • Educator Evaluation Overview for 2020-21 Download PowerPoint File
    This customizable presentation provides an overview for Massachusetts school-based educators and evaluators on educator evaluation implementation in 2020-21.

  • Adapted Self-Assessment Tool Download Word Document
    This self-assessment tool is designed to support (1) an assessment of your own teaching relative to practices that are critical this year, and (2) an analysis of your students' learning in the 2020-21 school year.

  • Creating SMARTIE Goals Tool Download Word Document
    This resource supports educators to develop individual and/or team student learning goals and professional practice goals for the 2020-2021 school year, aligned with the Focus Indicators for Teaching in 2020-2021.

  • Adapted Student Feedback Surveys
    These student feedback tools are designed to help teachers gather feedback from students on their learning experiences. Aligned with the Focus Indicators for Teaching in 2020-2021, they are applicable in the context of in-person, hybrid, or remote learning settings. The Adapted Student Feedback instruments are available for students in Grades K–2, 3–5, and 6–12.

  • Adapted Staff Feedback Survey Download Word Document
    This staff feedback tool is designed to provide feedback for school-based administrators in the 2020-2021 school year, aligned to the six Focus Indicators for Administrators.

  • Collecting Evidence of Teaching and Learning: Implementation Resource Download PDF Document
    This resource helps educators and evaluators think about evidence collection as an important piece of ongoing reflection and continuous improvement during a year of collective learning, innovation, and refinement.

  • Educator Evaluation Resources 2020-2021 Webinar Slides Download PowerPoint File
    This PowerPoint presentation was used in an October 2020 webinar designed to support school- and district-level leaders with educator evaluation implementation resources for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • FAQs: Education Evaluation Implementation 2020-2021 Download Word DocumentUpdated 3/2021
    This document answers frequently asked questions about educator evaluation implementation in the 2020-2021 school year.

Last Updated: March 9, 2021

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