Site Index | CDE Offices | Staff Directory

Quick Tips: Timeline for Conducting Annual Evaluations

One of the main elements of change with the implementation of Senate Bill 10-191 is the requirement to evaluate all licensed personnel annually. This quick tip is intended to clarify when specific elements of the bill take effect in order to allow school districts to plan for this change in practice.

Download this Document

Prior to 2010-11

2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13

2013-14 and Beyond

Teacher Evaluations

Non-probationary teachers: Once every three years.

Probationary teachers: Every year

2010-11: No change

2011-12: No change

2012-13: Annual evaluations for all probationary AND non-probationary teachers (districts can use current system)

Statutory Reference: 22-9-106 (1) (C) (II)

Annual evaluations based on the teacher Quality Standards with 50% based on student growth

Principal Evaluations

New principals every year until their fourth year

Beginning in the fourth year, once every three years

2010-11: No change

2011-12: Annual evaluations

Statutory Reference: 22-9-106 (1) (C) (III)

2012-13: Annual evaluations (districts can use current system)

Annual evaluations based on principal Quality Standards with 50% based on student growth

Prepared by CDE Staff, March 7, 2012

Click here to provide feedback or ask questions about the information on this page.

Quick Links


Contact Us

Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
Contact CDE

CDE Hours
Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
See also: Licensing Hours

Educator Licensing 

WCC Access