These regulations replace the current Regulations on Evaluation of Teachers and Administrators and accompanying Principles of Effective Teaching and Principles of Effective Administrative Leadership, as adopted in 1995.
Most Recently Amended by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education: February 28, 2017.
(1) The following categories of evidence shall be used in evaluating each educator:
(a) For educators responsible for direct instruction, multiple measures of student learning, growth, and achievement, which shall include:
(b) For educators whose primary role is not as a classroom teacher, the appropriate measures of the educator's contribution to student learning, growth, and achievement set by the district.
(c) Judgments based on observations and artifacts of professional practice, including unannounced observations of practice of any duration;
(d) Additional evidence relevant to one or more Performance Standards, including, but not limited to:
Student feedback (with respect to teachers and support personnel) collected by the district.
Staff feedback (with respect to administrators) collected by the district.
The Department shall research the feasibility and possible methods for districts to collect and analyze parent feedback as part of educator evaluation.
Any other relevant evidence from any source that the evaluator shares with the educator.
(2) Evidence and professional judgment shall inform the evaluator's ratings of Performance Standards and overall educator performance.
603 CMR 35.00: M.G.L. c.69, §1B; c.71, §38
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Last Updated: October 25, 2017
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