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Educator Effectiveness

Classroom teaching and school leadership are the strongest school-based factors impacting student achievement.

CDE is supporting the state’s 178 school districts attract, prepare and support great educators.

Because... every child in every classroom deserves to have excellent teachers and excellent building leaders who are supported in their ongoing professional growth.

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The TELL Colorado Survey will be online between Wednesday, Feb. 11 and Monday, March 9. Responses will be anonymous and confidential. Each Colorado school will receive its own data for ongoing improvement planning – if at least a 50 percent of their staff participates.

This report provides an update on how the Colorado State Model Evaluation System for teachers and principals is being implemented in 26 school districts that have been piloting the system since 2011. And it describes how the Colorado Department of Education continues to make improvements to the system as the new requirements are rolled out in the state’s 178 districts.

Find out more about the teacher, principal/assistant principal and specialized service professionals systems, and view the user's guide/rubrics

In the 2014 legislative session, additional flexibility was passed for districts/BOCES regarding the 50 percent measures of student learning/outcomes portion of the evaluation for the 2014-15 school year only. Make sure to read this fact sheet on this increased flexibility. 

Learn about the system and access the link to log-in

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