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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

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 Criteria for High Quality Assessments
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.
Assessment Guidance
The guidance posted on this page will represent a growing body of resources that districts can use to evaluate the quality of assessments whether they are purchased from an outside source or developed internally.
Oregon Matrix Model for Educator Evaluation
This guidance document describes the components of the Oregon Matrix and how it is used in summative evaluations.
Who 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.
Guidance for Setting Student Learning and Growth (SLG) Goals
This document represents the final ODE guidance on setting Student Learning and Growth goals for 2015-16. The USED approved Oregon's ESEA waiver in July of 2015. Note: It is recommended that Chrome be used for viewing this document.

  • Sample Student Learning and Growth Goals

  • 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
    • Sarah Martin Email    (503) 947-5668
      District and School Effectiveness - Ed. Specialist, Instructional Resources
    • Brian Putnam Email    (503) 947-5806
      District and School Effectiveness - Educator Effectiveness Specialist
    • Tanya Frisendahl Email    (503) 947-5754
      District and School Effectiveness - Education Specialist