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Educator Evaluation

Training and Resources

The following training materials support implementation of the educator evaluation framework. Districts should supplement training with additional resources that highlight local priorities.

  • Educator Evaluation in Massachusetts: The Model System is an online module┬áthat 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.

  • 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;

  • A suite of resources to support calibration training, including OPTIC: Online Platform for Teaching and Informed Calibration, a video library of classroom instruction, and calibration training protocols;

  • Educator-developed implementation resources including S.M.A.R.T. goal protocols and evidence collection toolkits; and

  • The T.E.E.M. (Transforming Educator Evaluation in Massachusetts) Video Series, which provides schools and districts with concrete examples of transformative evaluation systems across a diverse set of MA districts; videos highlight aspects of the 5-Step Evaluation Cycle, as well as innovative district systems that support effective evaluation implementation.

Quick Reference Guides

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The MA Educator Evaluation Framework
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The Model System for Educator Evaluation
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Opportunities to Streamline
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Educator Plans
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The 5-Step Cycle
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Student & Staff Feedback
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Performance Rubrics
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The Summative Performance Rating
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Educator Evaluation Training
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Educator Evaluation Data Collection
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Educator Evaluation & PD
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Educator Evaluation & the Curriculum Frameworks

Last Updated: September 18, 2020

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