Credible, fair and professional evaluations of licensed personnel depend on high quality, effective training for evaluators that are consistent across the state. As required in state law, all performance evaluations must be conducted by an individual who has completed a training in evaluation skills that has been approved by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). As such, any person who conducts an evaluation of school licensed personnel must hold an administrators license or complete a state approved evaluation training program. For more information on state training resources, download the fact sheet.
Evaluator Training Providers for the Colorado State Model Evaluation System
The 2014-2015 CDE Approved State Model Educator Evaluator Training Provider application is now available. This request for application is for evaluator training providers interested in being approved by the Department to train evaluators in the State Model Educator Evaluation System. Providers who seek this endorsement will be approved to train all evaluators, including evaluators of teachers, specialized service professionals (SSP) and principals, in the state model evaluation system.
The intent to apply is due December 6, 2013. To learn more, listen to an application FAQ Webinar. If you have additional questions please contact Mary Bivens at Bivens_M@cde.state.co.us.
Evaluator Training Providers for Systems Other than the Colorado State Model Evaluation System
The purpose of the request for proposal is to identify state approved educator evaluation training providers to be included on the 2013-14 approved educator evaluator training provider list for evaluation systems other than the Colorado State Model Evaluation System. This is not a competitive process - as many providers can be included on the approved provider list as meet the criteria specified in the request for proposal.
CDE will be releasing the 2014-15 request for proposal in Jan. 2014.
Note: Approved providers will be required to reapply for inclusion on the approved provider list annually but will not have to complete the entire CDE request for proposal. However, CDE reserves the right to request materials from the provider for re-approval.