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Educator Effectiveness Toolkit - FAQ and Guidance

ODE Guidance

  • FAQs for Educator Evaluation and Support Systems

    Answers to the most frequently asked questions about Educator Evaluation and Support Systems. This document is periodically updated with new questions.

  • Guidance for Educator Evaluations for 2021-22

    During these challenging times educators are being asked to adapt their instructional and leadership practices to respond to changing settings and needs. ODE is committed to helping districts in their efforts to provide the support and feedback educators need to be successful in the dynamic and unpredictable learning environment of the upcoming school year. The following guidance is provided to aid districts in their planning for evaluations for the 2021-22 school year.

  • Supplemental SLG Goal Guidance for 2021-22
  • This companion document is designed to provide additional guidance regarding setting and measuring Student Learning and Growth (SLG) Goals for the 2021-22 school year.

  • This companion document is designed to provide additional guidance regarding the cycle of evaluation for the 2021-22 school year, including considerations for conducting observations and the collection of evidence.

  • Oregon Criteria for High Quality Assessments

    Includes Oregon Criteria for High Quality Assessments, which districts can use to evaluate the quality of assessments whether they are purchased from an outside source or developed internally as well as assessment vocabulary and other planning considerations.

  • Who is evaluated under SB290?

    This guidance document includes a flowchart (using the definitions of “teacher” and “administrator” found in ORS 342.815) to help districts determine who needs to be evaluated under the new requirements, and examples of the types of measures that can be used for setting student learning and growth goals with a wide array of common staff positions that are not necessarily content area teachers.

  • Guidance for Setting Student Learning and Growth (SLG) Goals 
  • This document represents the revised ODE guidance on setting Student Learning and Growth goals and reflects changes that are the result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Note: It is recommended that Chrome be used for viewing this document.

National Resources

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