Becoming an Approved Evaluator Training Provider
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 a principal or administrator license or complete a state approved evaluation training program.
Approved Evaluator Training Providers for the Colorado State Model Evaluation System or Unique Evaluation System
The purpose of Approved Evaluator Training Providers is to allow districts using the State Model Evaluation System or a unique evaluation system aligned to the requirements of Senate Bill 10-191 the opportunity to use evaluator designees when evaluating teachers, principals or specialized service professionals. Evaluator designees do not hold a principal or administrator license and must therefore be certified by an Approved Evaluator Training Provider in order to conduct evaluations.
There is an annual application process for those interested in becoming an Approved Evaluator Training Provider for the State Model Evaluation System or a unique evaluation system. CDE currently has providers statewide approved to train evaluator designees on an aligned evaluation system and effective evaluation practices. Current providers are required to complete an annual renewal process to ensure quality program and certification criteria.
If you are interested in becoming an Approved Evaluator Training Provider on the State Model Evaluation System or a unique evaluation system, please review an informational power point which details the purpose, process, and timeline for the application process. Once you have reviewed this information and confirmed your interest and need, please email Educator_Effectiveness@cde.state.co.us for next steps in the application process.