More than anything, evaluation systems should be recognizing, developing, and promoting the most talented and successful educators.
We need an approach to evaluation that is all about celebrating excellence, and ensuring that those who excel also thrive in their workplaces, and stay in education.
- Member of the Massachusetts Task Force on the Evaluation of Teachers and Administrators
The regulations, which apply to both administrators and teachers throughout the state, are designed to:
Promote growth and development amongst leaders and teachers,
Place student learning at the center, using multiple measures of student learning, growth, and achievement,
Recognize excellence in teaching and ,
Set a high bar for professional teaching status, and
Shorten timelines for improvement.