Office of the Superintendent

Teacher and Principal Evaluation Processes

Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 1:51 pm

In the fall 2010, as part of OPI’s Annual Data Collection, the Office of Public Instruction will be surveying school districts to ask about the processes that districts use to evaluate teachers and principals.  The collection of this survey information is a requirement of the state’s receipt of Education Fiscal Stabilization Funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  The OPI has drafted a set of survey questions about the systems used to evaluate the performance of teachers and the use of the results from those systems in decisions regarding teacher development, compensation, promotion, retention and removal.  The survey also asks questions about whether student achievement outcomes or student growth data are used as an evaluation criterion to evaluate the performance of teachers and principals and whether teachers and principals receive performance ratings or levels through an evaluation.  The responses of school districts to the survey are required to be posted on the OPI web site after the surveys are completed.  Deputy Superintendent Dennis Parman will present information about the survey at the Spring MASS meeting on March 22.

For more information, contact Steve York, Assistant Superintendent, 406-444-4434