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Assurances for Written Evaluation Systems

The assurances for written evaluation systems are intended to ensure that school districts and BOCES across Colorado implement written evaluation systems that are aligned with Senate Bill 10-191 and the State Board Rules for the Evaluation of Licensed Personnel. CDE successfully collected assurances from all districts last year indicating how licensed personnel in their district or BOCES will be evaluated.

Assurance Process for 2014

The assurances for written evaluation systems will be due to CDE by July 1, 2014. Three assurances will be collected. To access the assurance document, click here. The three assurances are detailed below.

Assurance 1

The first assurance collects information about the evaluation system(s) that will be implemented in your school district or by your BOCES including the evaluation of licensed personnel (principal and teacher) and specialized service professionals (school audiologists, counselors, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, orientation and mobility specialists, nurses, physical therapists, and social workers).

Assurance 2

The second assurance collects information about specific requirements in State Board rule. A checklist of essential elements of a licensed educator evaluation system has been created to support districts and BOCES in completing these assurances.  Please use the checklist to ensure that your district/BOCES is in adherence with the State Board Rules for written evaluation systems and keep the checklist on file at your district/BOCES.

Assurance 3

The last assurance collects the URL where your evaluation system can be accessed by other school districts/BOCES, and the public. 

How to Submit Your Assurances

In order to submit your assurances to CDE, you must have a Colorado Tracker account. If you do not have one, please e-mail Toby King at Please note: these forms are PC compatible and do not work on MAC systems. 


If you have any questions, please e-mail Toby King at or call 303-866-6964.

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