As educators strive to meet students' academic and social-emotional learning needs, the educator evaluation process provides an opportunity to meaningfully support, recognize, and develop practice. The following suite of resources and practical tools reflect feedback from educators on how to implement educator evaluation in support of more equitable, culturally responsive schools and classrooms for all.
Educator Evaluation in Massachusetts: The Model SystemAn online module that walks educators through the key components of the educator evaluation framework as articulated in the Model System, including the 5-Step Cycle, the three categories of evidence, the Standards and Indicators of Effective Practice and related model rubrics, and the process for determining performance ratings.
Educator Evaluation Overview This customizable presentation provides an overview for Massachusetts school-based educators and evaluators on educator evaluation implementation.
Training Workshops for Teachers for non-evaluators, including an orientation and four workshop sessions designed to prepare teachers and other educators to be active participants in their evaluation.
T.E.E.M. (Transforming Educator Evaluation in Massachusetts) Video SeriesConcrete examples of transformative evaluation systems across a diverse set of MA districts. Each video highlights aspects of the 5-Step Evaluation Cycle, as well as innovative district systems that support effective evaluation implementation.
Superintendent Evaluation in MassachusettsGuidance, rubrics, and videos to support the superintendent evaluation process
Brief (1–2 page) introductions to key components of educator evaluation in Massachusetts.
The MA Educator Evaluation Framework
The Model System for Educator Evaluation
Opportunities to Streamline
The 5-Step Cycle
Student & Staff Feedback
The Summative Performance Rating
Educator Evaluation Training
Educator Evaluation Data Collection
Educator Evaluation & PD
Educator Evaluation & the Curriculum Frameworks
Recommendations for priority practices for teaching and leading, around which educators can focus feedback, support, and collaboration.
Focus Indicators for Teachers
Focus Indicators for Administrators
Self-Assessment ToolThis self-assessment tool can be used by teachers to 1) reflect on their own strengths and areas for growth in key practices and 2) draft professional practice and student learning goals to guide professional learning and advance equity for students.
Creating SMARTIE Goals ToolThis resource supports educators to develop individual and/or team student learning goals and professional practice goals, aligned with the Focus Indicators for Teaching.
Collecting Evidence of Teaching and Learning: Implementation ResourceThis 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.
Evidence Collection ToolkitDesigned to support districts to establish clear and consistent expectations for evidence collection and promote a meaningful process for the collection, analysis, and sharing of high-quality artifacts.
Staff and Student FeedbackResources and guidance for integrating feedback into the evaluation process.
Student Feedback Surveys (Aligned to Focus Indicators)These student feedback tools are designed to help teachers gather feedback from students on their learning experiences. Aligned with the Focus Indicators for Teaching, they are available for students in Grades K–2, 3–5, and 6–12 and have been translated into five languages.
Staff Feedback Survey (Aligned to Focus Indicators)This staff feedback tool is designed to provide feedback for school-based administrators, aligned to the Focus Indicators for Administrators.
Quick Reference Guide: Engaging Families through Educator EvaluationThis QRG provides guidance to educators and evaluators on general principles of family engagement within the educator evaluation process and strategies for integrating family voice into the Model System.
Evaluator CalibrationVideos, tools, and resources to support groups of educators or evaluators in developing a shared understanding of effective, standards-aligned instructional practice and high-quality feedback.
Principal Supervisor ResourcesRecommendations and resources for effective principal evaluation.
Professional Learning Network for Supporting Evaluator CapacityStrategies from eight districts that participated in the 2014-15 Professional Learning Network focused on building evaluators' capacity and implementing a meaningful and streamlined evaluation process.
Resources for creating coherence between the educator evaluation system and district and school improvement planning (developed as part of Planning for Success).
Superintendents: Educator Evaluation and District Planning
School Administrators: Educator Evaluation and District/School Improvement Planning
Teachers and Specialized Instructional Support: Educator Evaluation and Improvement Planning
School Committee: Educator Evaluation and District Planning
Last Updated: March 16, 2023
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