The purpose of this document is to highlight possible approaches for districts and BOCES to consider when constructing their approach to select measures of student learning for use in educator evaluations. CDE will be collecting on-going feedback to improve this guidance. Please use the “Provide Feedback“ links throughout the document to submit feedback to CDE. This guidance will be revised annually with refined versions released each summer in order to reflect increased understanding and emerging best practices.
Measures of Student Learning Tool:This Microsoft Excel tool is used throughout this guide and is one sample approach designed to help Colorado educators input the measures that will be used in their evaluations, see the impact of the weighting decisions for each measure, input the desired learning targets that are expected as a result of their instruction, and synthesize the evidence from multiple measures into one score that will be used in educator evaluation. It includes the requirements included in S.B. 10-191, the rationale for decisions made, and creates sample graphics for various groups of teachers.
Guidance for using School and District Performance Frameworks in Educator Evaluation: In response to many questions about the use of School and District Performance Frameworks in educator evaluation, CDE has put together guidance to support districts by identifying several possible approaches for using SPF/DPF data in evaluations. This guidance is intended to highlight some of the benefits and concerns associated with some common approaches. Because this guidance was not available to support districts for the 2013-14 school year, districts are encouraged to use this as they plan for future school years.There have also been many inquiries into how the School and District Performance Frameworks will be impacted by the transition to new state assessments. CDE is currently developing a transition plan that will be communicated out broadly once it is established. To provide feedback on this document, please click here.
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