Oregon Department of Education
Working Gears

Educator Effectiveness

Professional Growth Cycle and Aligned Professional Learning

The focus of the evaluation system is on improving professional practice and student learning. To that end, linking evaluations with high quality professional learning is key. Aligned evaluation systems inform educators of strengths and weaknesses and provide opportunities to make informed decisions regarding individual professional growth. High quality professional learning is sustained and focused and relevant to the educator’s goals and needs. All educators must have opportunities for professional growth to meet their needs, not only those whose evaluation ratings do not meet the standard.

Teacher and administrator evaluation systems are based on a cycle of continuous professional growth and learning that includes the following processes: Self-Reflection, Goal Setting, Observation/Collection of Evidence, Formative Assessment/Evaluation, Summative Evaluation. This cycle can be adapted to local district processes.

Student Growth Percentiles

  • SGP Basics Power Point Presentation  09/28/2015 (111.86 KB)
    This PowerPoint (presented September 28th and 30th) outlines the role of Student Growth Percentiles (SGPs) in evaluations, outlines the steps for districts in implementation, and highlights the resources available from ODE.
  • Module - Using Student Growth Percentiles Power Point Presentation  10/30/2015 (1.41 MB)
    This PowerPoint introduces the concepts of Student Growth Percentiles (SGPs), the role of SGPs in goal setting and how SGPs figure into the summative evaluation of educators. Note:This PPT is part of a three hour module and includes activities and faciliator notes for replication in districts.
    • Warm-Up Activity: Sorting by Height MS-Word  11/09/2015 (14.23 KB)
    • SGP Sample Data Packet MS-Word  10/14/2015 (25.64 KB)
      This two page packet includes a sample roster for determining Median SGP. Percentiles are listed in random order and must be ordered by participants.
    • SGP Sample Data Packet (Roster Sorted) MS-Word  10/15/2015 (41.57 KB)
      This version of the data packet includes a roster in which percentiles have already been sorted from lowest to highest.
    • Flowchart for SB290 Evaluations PDF   10/23/2015 (367.70 KB)
      This flowchart is excerpted from "Who is Evaluted Under SB290?" and illustrates how to determine who must be evaluated under SB290 requirements.
    • Matrix/MSGP Crtieria Table Handout Power Point Presentation  09/16/2015 (89.13 KB)
      This two page handout is used in conjunction with the data packet to determine Median SGP.

Student Learning and Growth

Artifacts and Evidence

  • Artifacts 101: The Role of Artifacts in Educator Evaluation Power Point Presentation  04/02/2015 (162.49 KB)
    This PowerPoint provides basic information on the kinds of evidence that are considered artifacts and the role of artifacts in the evaluation cycle. Facilitator notes are included.
  • Module - Evidence and Artifacts Power Point Presentation  10/21/2015 (296.16 KB)
    This PowerPoint outlines the three categories of evidence required by the Oregon Framework and has participants engage in a simulation using sample artifacts from a fictional middle school teacher. Note: This PPT is part of a 3 hour module and includes activities and faciliator notes for replication in districts.
    • Teacher/Administrator Artifact Handout PDF   10/14/2015 (221.30 KB)
      This two page handout provides examples of artifacts for teachers and administrators from each of the three categories of evidence.
    • Participant Data Packet MS-Word  10/12/2015 (100.79 KB)
      This document includes sample artifacts from a fictional teacher, Tom Wilson.

Designing Professional Learning


  • District/ESD Professional Learning Teams (PLT)    
    District Professional Learning Teams are collaborative teams of teachers and building/district administrators who support district-wide implementation of the Oregon Framework (SB290/ESEA waiver) and the Common Core State Standards in a manner specific to each district’s needs.

  • Tanya Frisendahl Email    (503) 947-5754
    Educator Effectiveness - Education Specialist
  • 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
  • Timothy Boyd Email    (503) 947-5621
    School Improvement - Director