Summary Elements

 Evaluation criteria



20% based on Growth on state assessments or growth using comparable measures

State-provided student scores comparing student growth to those with similar past test scores and which may include consideration of poverty, ELL, SWD status

For all applicable grades/subjects/schools: State-determined district-wide student growth goal-setting process (Student Learning Objectives) using other state or local assessments

20% based on locally selected measures

Different than the statewide assessments, must be comparable across similar subject or grade teachers or principals, can focus on subgroup or specific content area, such as writing

60% based on other measures

NYS Teaching Standards

ISLLC standards

Broad based assessment of practice using one of the state approved rubrics

Use of multiple measures

Two or more classroom observations

Two or more observations of principal practice

Teacher or student portfolio as optional source of evidence

Goal setting, optional source of assessment

Option of using feedback surveys and other artifacts

Other characteristics

Completed annually by supervisors and others as trained evaluators.

Evaluations must differentiate teacher and principal performance into one of four categories:

  • Highly effective
  • Effective
  • Developing
  • Ineffective

Evaluations are not differentiated by years of experience or types of students and schools

State provides scoring ranges to classify performance

Improvement plan

All teachers and principals rated as developing or ineffective must be given an improvement plan

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