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educator evaluation

Page history last edited by Kathleen Porter 7 years, 3 months ago

I work in Massachusetts. The resources I share here and elsewhere on the wiki are not the responsibility of my employer. Here are links to the new educator evaluation guidelines from our Department of Elementary and Secondary Education:


Educator Evaluation Home



The Massachusetts Model System for Educator Evaluation



The state-level example forms for the various steps of the process are included in the School-Level Planning and Implementation Guide [doc], which can make it easier to enter and share the information with colleagues and administrators. The five components of the evaluation cycle are

  • self-assessment; 
  • goal setting and educator plan development; 
  • plan implementation and evidence collection; 
  • formative assessment/evaluation; 
  • and summative evaluation. [1] 


A discussion of how educators will be evaluated for impact on student learning can be found in Part VII of the Mass. DESE model evaluation documentation: http://www.doe.mass.edu/edeval/model/PartVII.pdf. From Page 30 of the .pdf (25 of 39 within the document):

     Key Takeaways 

  • To rate an educator’s impact on student learning, districts must determine whether an educators’ students have achieved high, moderate, or low growth. Moderate growth is one year’s growth in one year’s time.
  • One way to do this is to rate the growth of the median student an educator serves. 
  • More detailed guidance from ESE will be available in winter 2012–13. 


Our district will be implementing the BaselineEdge product from Longleaf Solutions:  



Robin Cicchetti of Concord-Carlisle High School has prepared training for the EDCO Collaborative on the Massachusetts evaluation system as it applies to school librarians. Among the many useful offerings on her PD LibGuide is the following timeline table, also found in www.doe.mass.edu/edeval/model/PartVI_AppxC.docx (suggested teacher contract language).


Activity    Completed By

Evaluator meets with educator to assist in self-assessment & goal setting process
Educator submits self-assessment and proposed goals


October 1

Evaluator meets with educators in teams or individually to establish Educator Plans
(Educator Plan may be established at Summative Evaluation Report meeting in
prior school year.)

October 15

Evaluator completes Educator Plans

November 1

Evaluator completes first announced observation of each educator

November 15

Evaluator completes unannounced observation(s)

Any time during the
evaluation cycle (no limit)

Educator submits evidence on parent outreach, professional growth, progress on
goals (and other standards, if desired)

* or two weeks before Formative Assessment Report date established by evaluator

Friday after December
school vacation week


Evaluator completes mid-cycle Formative Assessment Report

February 1

Evaluator holds Formative Assessment Meetings if requested by either evaluator
or educator

February 15

Educator submits evidence on parent outreach, professional growth, progress on
goals (and other standards, if desired)
*or four weeks prior to Summative Evaluation Report date established by evaluator

Friday after April school
vacation week   

Evaluator completes Summative Evaluation Report

May 15

Evaluator meets with educators whose overall Summative Evaluation ratings are
Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory

June 1
Evaluator meets with educators whose ratings are proficient or exemplary at
request of evaluator or educator
June 10



  1. Educator Services Educator Evaluation. (2012, August 23). The Massachusetts Model System for Educator Evaluation. Retrieved October 22, 2012, from http://www.doe.mass.edu/edeval/model/

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