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Educator Effectiveness Office

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Educator Effectiveness Office

Every child in every community deserves excellent classroom teachers and building leaders who are supported in their professional growth. Classroom teaching and school leadership are the strongest school-based factors impacting student achievement.

To support school districts in implementing the Colorado educator effectiveness system, the Educator Effectiveness Office at the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) not only offers side-by-side support to all 178 school districts but also developed the Colorado State Model Evaluation System as an option for districts to use for educator evaluations.

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The Educator Effectiveness Team is currently revising the Principal/Assistant Principal and Special Services Providers evaluation systems. This webpage contains timelines, rubric drafts, and feedback opportunities.

This document will provide best practices for evaluators as they engage in the mid-year review with their educators. 

A new video library intended to provide educators and evaluators with a way to view Colorado teachers and spark conversations developing a deeper understanding of quality instructional practices and better calibration of instructional expectations.

The Colorado State Model Performance Management System is an optional tool to support districts in the implementation, data collection and effective use of the Colorado State Model Evaluation System.

Check out the latest news from Educator Effectiveness Office in our Educator Talent e-Newsletter.

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Fax: 303-830-0793
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