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Senate Bill 10-191 Timeline

CDE is committed to supporting all Colorado school districts during the development and implementation of Senate Bill 10-191.

Sample District Educator Evaluation Work Plan

To guide districts in implementing the new educator evaluation requirements, CDE has created a timeline and optional work plan: Sample District Educator Evaluation Work Plan

 

High-Level and Detailed Implementation Timeline


Educator Effectiveness (SB 191)

2012-13

  • The State Model Evaluation System for teachers and principals is being piloted (the model system for principals was also piloted in the 2011-12 school year).
  • CDE is collecting data, information and feedback and meeting with pilot districts to gather lessons learned, analyze data and make adjustments to the system as needed.
  • Criteria for evaluating Specialized Service Professionals (SSPs) will be determined. SSPs (also known as other licensed personnel) include school audiologists, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, psychologists, social workers, speech-language pathologists, counselors and teachers on special assignment.
  • All probationary and non-probationary teachers must receive a written evaluation at least two weeks before the last contract day (districts may use current evaluation system to meet this requirement). Districts are encouraged to practice applying student learning to educator evaluations.
  • The Colorado Content Collaboratives work to identify assessments for the CDE Resource Bank. CDE Resource Bank launches with measures of student learning over time which can be used for educator evaluation. Assessments go through a pilot and peer review process and adjustments are made.

2013-14

  • Every school district in Colorado is required to provide annual assurances by July 1, 2013 that shows they are implementing the State Model Evaluation System or a locally developed system that meets all statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • The new evaluation requirements, based on the Quality Standards, will be implemented statewide. Because it’s the first year, a final rating of partially effective or ineffective will not count towards the loss of non-probationary status. Therefore, this year is a hold harmless year.
  • Rubrics for evaluating Specialized Service Providers (other licensed personnel) will be tested (tentative).
  • CDE will continue to meet with districts to improve the State Model Evaluation System based on feedback and educator experience.
  • The Colorado Content Collaboratives will continue to refine and build the CDE Resource Bank with assessments and instructional tools.

2014-15

  • Evaluations based on the Quality Standards continue to be implemented.
  • This will be the first year that a final rating of partially effective or ineffective will be considered in the loss of non-probationary status (after two consecutive years of similar ratings).
  • CDE will continue to meet with all districts to improve the State Model Evaluation System based on feedback and educator experience.
  • CDE will continue to support districts as they implement S.B. 10-191.
  • The Colorado Content Collaboratives will continue to refine and build the CDE Resource Bank with assessments and instructional tools.

Standards (SB 212)

2012-13

  • Districts use and refine curricula based on the new standards.
  • CDE disseminates model instructional units and web resources for educators.

2013-14

  • First year of full standards implementation.
  • CDE supports standards classroom implementation.

2014-15

  • CDE supports transformation of teaching and learning through the standards.


Assessments (SB 212)

2012-13

  • Colorado joins PARCC (multi-state assessment consortium) as governing member. Consortium is developing computer-based English language arts and mathematics assessments in grades 3-11.
  • TCAP continues to be administered.

2013-14

  • New assessments for science and social studies begin.
  • TCAP continues to be administered.

2014-15

  • New statewide summative assessments for math and English language arts administered.
  • Assessments for science and social studies continue.

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