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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 2018-19

In June 2017 the state Board of Education adopted revisions to OAR 581-022-2410, which describes the requirements for teacher and administrator evaluation and support. These revisions were informed by recommendations provided by the ESSA Educator Effectiveness Work Group. The following guidance is provided to aid districts in their planning for evaluations for the 2018-19 school year.

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 passage of ESSA. Note: It is recommended that Chrome be used for viewing this document.

National Resources

Means to an End: A Guide to Developing Teacher Evaluation Systems that Support Growth and Development

This guide, designed by the Aspen Institute, outlines nine steps to be used by states and school districts in designing new evaluation systems and assessing and refining existing systems. NOTE: Steps 7, 8, and 9 focus more specifically on implementation.

A Practical Guide to Designing Comprehensive Principal Evaluation Systems

This tool developed by the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher quality is designed to assist states and districts in developing systems of principal evaluation and support. NOTE: Components 5 & 8 focus more specifically on implementation.

A Practical Guide to Designing Comprehensive Teacher Evaluation Systems

A tool designed to assist states and districts in constructing high-quality teacher evaluation systems in an effort to improve teaching and learning. NOTE: Components 5 & 8 focus more specifically on implementation.

For more information on this topic, email Sarah Martin or call (503) 947-5668.

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