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Educator Evaluation

Special Educator Evaluation Resources

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Under the MA Educator Evaluation Framework, all educators receive a Summative Performance Rating . Performance ratings are based on common Standards for Effective Teaching and Administrative Leadership. Please note that the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (Board) voted to amend the regulations on Evaluation of Educators (603 CMR 35.00) in February of 2017. Under the amended regulations, evaluators do not have to report a separate rating about an educator's impact on student learning. Instead, student learning will be embedded as an indicator within one of the evaluation framework's four standards (Standard II: Teaching All Students for teachers and Standard I: Instructional Leadership for administrators). For more information, please review this memo from March 10, 2017.

Because of the complex job responsibilities of many special educators, the evaluation of these educators within the Framework can represent a unique set of challenges and opportunities. The resources on this page are designed to support an effective and meaningful application of the Educator Evaluation Framework to Special Education administrators, teachers, and SISP educators. All resources can also be found on the MA Educator Evaluation website.

  • Educator Effectiveness Guidebook for Inclusive Practice
    Created by Massachusetts educators, this Guidebook includes tools for districts, schools, and educators that align to the MA Educator Evaluation Framework and promote evidence-based best practices for inclusion following the principles of Universal Design for Learning, Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports, and Social and Emotional Learning.

Summative Performance Rating Resources

Last Updated: August 23, 2018

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