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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 2019 Orientation PowerPoint will provide schools and districts with all the information needed to share with staff about the changes to the system for the 2019-20 school year.

Districts may enable the 2019-20 year for the Colorado Performance Management System (RANDA) as early as July 20. Find out more information about this annual transition process.

CDE has created an example timeline and process to follow as a support tool. Use this document as an optional guide to begin thinking about your district's process and potential timeline to implement the new evaluation requirements.

Our video library has been updated! This 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.

Changes will be phased in for reporting ratings in the Educator Effectiveness fields in the Staff Profile file for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. These changes may require modifications to your local data collection systems. A webinar has been recorded to describe these important changes.

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.

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