Regulations require that the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) update the educator evaluation model system as needed. Since the release of the model system in 2012, DESE has been collecting feedback from teachers, leaders, and community stakeholders about the utility and effectiveness of the model rubrics. In 2016, DESE began partnering with teachers and leaders to identify, draft, and pilot refinements to the model rubrics that would streamline content, clarify language, ensure that the rubrics align to and reinforce the important day-to-day work of teaching and leading.
In 2018, DESE released updated model rubrics for teachers, principals and other school-level administrators and in 2019, DESE released an updated model rubric for superintendents and other district-level administrators. The updated rubrics reflect the following refinements:
Districts may adopt or adapt the new model rubrics, or use a comparably rigorous and comprehensive rubric.
Are districts required to use the new model rubrics?
If my district has already adopted or adapted the DESE Model System for educator evaluation, are we required to use the updated model rubrics?
What does it mean to "[m]odel this practice for others?"
Why doesn't the new Student Learning Indicator have any elements or performance descriptors?
Read an overview of the changes to the model teacher rubric , including with element-level comparisons between the updated rubric and the original rubric and short rationales for the revisions. For information, please email email@example.com.
Last Updated: July 17, 2019
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