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|MEMORANDUM NO: 006-2012-13 - Clarification Regarding Teacher and Administrator Evaluations|
To: District and ESD Superintendents
From: Rob Saxton, Deputy Superintendent
Re: Clarification Regarding Teacher and Administrator Evaluations: Timelines, Assurances, and Implementation Plans
Clarification on the Implementation Timeline
To comply with Senate Bill 290, all districts must implement their plans for teacher and administrator evaluation and support systems in 2013-14. The new evaluation requirements apply to all evaluations occurring after July 1st, 2013. Please note this is a change from previous ODE guidance regarding “piloting” in 2013-14. We received additional clarification that Senate Bill 290 must apply to all teacher and administrator evaluations starting this summer. We sincerely apologize for the confusion and inconvenience this change in guidance causes.
During the 2013-2014 school year:
During the 2014-2015 school year:
By July 1, 2015:
District Evaluation and Support Systems Assurances
In 2011, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 290 which instituted requirements for teacher and administrator evaluations. In 2012, Oregon’s waiver for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was conditionally approved. The ESEA waiver includes federal requirements for teacher and principal evaluation systems that align with Senate Bill 290. During the past year, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) worked with the Educator Effectiveness Workgroup to develop state guidelines for local evaluation and support systems based on Senate Bill 290 and the ESEA waiver criteria.
The required elements for all local evaluation and support systems are outlined in the Oregon Framework. These five required elements establish the parameters for local evaluation and support systems. Districts must align their local evaluation systems to these elements but have flexibility in their design and implementation. Local systems must meet or exceed state criteria.
By July 1, 2013, all school districts must submit to ODE assurances and an implementation plan regarding their evaluation and support system using the template provided. Districts assurances must include the following:
A. Collaborative design process with administrators, teachers, and bargaining representatives;
B. The five required elements for evaluation and support systems which are:
Resources and Technical assistance
ODE and partners will continue to provide resources and technical assistance as districts develop and align their local evaluation and support systems to the state and federal requirements, including:
If you have questions, please contact Theresa Richards, Director of Teaching and Learning, Office of Educational Improvement and Innovation at firstname.lastname@example.org ; or 503-947-5736.
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