Differentiated Performance Rubrics
Oregon’s framework for evaluation is designed to assess teacher and administrator performance with respect to the Model Core Teaching Standards and Educational Leadership/Administrator Standards (i.e., standards of professional practice). To assess performance, evaluators use a rubric.
Rubrics are designed to help educators and evaluators (1) develop a consistent, shared understanding of what proficient performance looks like in practice, (2) develop a common terminology and structure to organize evidence, and (3) make informed professional judgments about formative and summative performance ratings on each Standard and overall.
Oregon’s evaluation framework uses a rating scale based on four performance levels: Level 1 (lowest) to Level 4 (highest). All district evaluation systems must include rubrics that use the four levels of performance identified in the Framework. Districts have the flexibility to name the levels, for example ineffective, emerging, effective, and highly effective. Regardless of the terms used, they must be aligned to the performance levels described in the Framework
, and Level 3 must represent a proficient educator.
Sample Specialist Rubrics
As districts design their evaluation and support systems they are identifying staff whose work may not completely align with the district adopted rubrics for teachers and administrators. The rubrics below are samples of specialist rubrics in use in other districts. Disclaimer: The inclusion of these rubrics does not constitute an endorsement by the Oregon Department of Education.
ODE Recommended Rubrics
The Oregon Department of Education and stakeholder workgroup conducted a review and crosswalk of rubrics aligned to the standards. ODE recommends districts consider the rubrics in the following table for use in their local evaluation systems. Districts may adopt or adapt these rubrics. Adaptation must be aligned to the standards. Districts may choose to use other rubrics but must submit a crosswalk to ODE to provide evidence of strong alignment to the standards. The July 1, 2013 web submission template will offer a check box for the listed rubrics. Districts choosing to implement their own rubric will be required to submit both their rubric and a completed crosswalk showing alignment to the standards with their submission.