Draft changes to model educator evaluation rubrics open for public comment until July 27, 2018.
After all the SMART goals, observations, walk throughs, evidence binders and formative meetings are completed, the last step of the evaluation cycle is feedback to educators based on an agreed-upon standards-based rubrics. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has released draft changes to the model rubrics and they want your opinion on how you might be rated. Is the new language exemplary or does it need improvement?
More information from DESE and links to the proposed amendments are online for the model teacher evaluation rubrics and the model administrator evaluation rubrics. If you want to let DESE know if the new (or old!) model rubric language is well-structured and models sound, professional judgement, be sure to participate in the current feedback loop opportunity. Public comment is open through July 27, 2018.
The DESE model evaluation rubrics may be included in districts as part of the local educator evaluation system, however, the use of the DESE model evaluation rubrics is not mandatory. Any changes to the educator evaluation system in a local district is subject to bargaining. If you are told otherwise, let us know!
The Massachusetts Teachers Association has model educator evaluation documents and updated information on support for educators online here.
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