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Educator Effectiveness


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.




ODE Guidance

UPDATED 09.05.14 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.
Oregon Assessment Guidance
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.
Oregon Matrix Model for Educator Evaluation (APPROVAL PENDING)
This model is still PENDING USED APPROVAL. It is being shared for information purposes only and districts should be aware that its contents may change.
UPDATED 09.09.14Who 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.
UPDATED 06.14 Guidance for Setting Student Learning and Growth (SLG) Goals
ODE submitted the revised SLG guidance as part of the state’s final guidelines for educator evaluation and support systems to the U.S. Department of Education (USED) for approval of the ESEA waiver on May 1, 2014. As of this date, these guidelines are currently being reviewed by USED therefore final approval of the contents of this document is pending. It is possible that some contents of the SLG guidance might be modified.

  • Administrator SLG Goal Setting Template
  • Teacher SLG Goal Setting Template
  • Sample Student Learning and Growth Goals
  • Guidance for Implementation Plans of Evaluation and Support Systems
    This document outlines the recommended components for district implementation plans from section C of the Assurances Template and can be used as a guide for developing and submitting your district implementation plan. Resources have been included to help support the development and quality of these plans.
    District Professional Development Planning Form
    This planning form is provided as an optional tool for developing district professional development plans.

    Communication Tools

    Communicate, Communicate, Communicate
    Excerpted from the Aspen Institute's Means to an End: A Guide to Developing Teacher Evaluation Systems that Support Growth and Development
    Communication Template: Outlining a Plan
    Template from the Communication Framework for Measuring Teacher Quality and Effectiveness from the National Comprehensive Center on Teacher Quality

    Sample Implementation Plans


    These resources are provided as examples of how Oregon districts are planning for implementation of the Evaluation and Support Systems.
    Gresham-Barlow SD Reynolds SD
    Paisley SD Eagle Point SD
    St. Helens SD


    Sample Training Workshop Timelines

    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 Practical Guide to Designing Comprehensive Teacher Evaluation Systems is 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.



    Contacts
    • Theresa Richards Email    (503) 947-5736
      Educator Effectiveness - Director
    • Sarah Martin Email    (503) 947-5668
      Educator Effectiveness - Ed. Specialist, Instructional Resources
    • Sarah Phillips Email    (503) 947-5783
      Educator Effectiveness - Education Program Specialist
    • Brian Putnam Email    (503) 947-5806
      Educator Effectiveness - Educator Effectiveness Specialist
    • Tanya Frisendahl Email    (503) 947-5754
      Educator Effectiveness - Education Specialist

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