Framework for Evaluation & Professional Growth(For Non-Public Schools Only)

According to state law and State Board of Education Policy, all classroom teachers must be evaluated. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Special needs teachers
  • Vocational teachers
  • Specialist area teachers (i.e., art, PE, or music teachers)
  • Library Media Specialists
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists

The State Framework for Evaluation and Professional Growth  must be used for non-public schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often must a teacher be evaluated?

 A teacher with an Apprentice and Professional License must be evaluated every year.

How many observations are required?

  • Apprentice Teachers, year 1 & 2: minimum of 3 observations per year with feedback and accompanying documentation.
  • Apprentice Teachers, year 3: minimum of 2 observations per year with feedback and accompanying documentation.
  • Professional Level Teachers: minimum of 2 observations.

What is the evaluation training?

No one may evaluate a teacher until he or she has been trained in the Framework for Evaluation model. The training consists of 2 days spread over several months. After Day 1 training, the evaluator may begin the evaluation process.

How do we evaluate Library Media Specialists, Counselors, School Psychologists, Social Workers, etc?

These educators are evaluated through the Special Groups Model and the Library Media Specialist Model, both of which are taught during a special half-day training.

Last Update: March 24, 2015