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Guidance for Educator Evaluations for 2021-22

In response to several requests, ODE is publishing ''Essential Information on Educator Evaluations for 2021-22''. This document outlines requirements for educator evaluations as well as options for districts who may elect to request flexibility in conducting summative evaluations for contract teachers and administrators for the 2021-22 school year. 
Educator evaluation and support systems are a vital heartbeat to our educational processes. And we are working through extraordinary circumstances where some flexibility seems important to support local leaders and educators as they support in-person learning through the ongoing pandemic.

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.

Student Learning and Growth

Student learning and growth means measures of student progress (across two or more points in time) and of proficiency/mastery (at a single point in time) in relation to state or national standards. Student learning and growth is evidenced by state assessments as well as national, international, district-wide and other valid and reliable assessments and collections of student work.

Educators, in collaboration with their supervisor/evaluator will set learning goals aligned to state or national standards for their students and use assessments to measure their progress toward these goals.

Educator Evaluation and Support System Basics

This PowerPoint describes the five required elements of teacher and administrator evaluation systems as outlined in the Oregon Framework.

Standards for Professional Practice

The state adopted Model Core Teaching Standards and Educational Leadership/Administrator Standards define what teachers and administrators should know and be able to do to ensure that every student is ready for college, careers and engaged citizenship in today’s world. Districts are required to build their evaluation and support systems using these adopted standards.

Oregon Framework for Teacher & Administrator Evaluation and Support Systems

The Oregon Framework for Teacher and Administrator Evaluation and Support Systems has been updated to reflect the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Districts should use this version of the Framework to guide their evaluation and support systems for the 2021-22 school year.

Evaluation Cycle and Aligned Learning

The focus of the evaluation system is on improving professional practice and student learning. To that end, linking evaluations with high quality professional learning is key. Aligned evaluation systems inform educators of strengths and weaknesses and provide opportunities to make informed decisions regarding individual professional growth.

Charter Schools

HB 2186, which was passed in the 2015 legislative session, requires charter schools to develop and implement evaluation systems aligned to the Oregon Framework for Teacher and Administrator Evaluation and Support Systems. The resources on this page are provided to assist charter schools as they design or revise their evaluation systems.

Examples from Oregon Districts

The materials on this page are working documents from Oregon school districts. They are provided as examples for districts as they work to revise and refine their evaluation and support systems.

FAQ and Guidance

All school districts must begin implementing their local evaluation and supports systems in the 2013-2014 school year. The materials on this page are provided to support districts in this process.

District Collaboration Grants

The School District Collaboration Grant Program was established by the 2011 State Legislature to provide funding for school districts to improve student achievement through the voluntary collaboration of teachers and administrators to implement new approaches.

For more information on this topic, please contact the Educator Effectiveness help desk.