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Becoming an Approved 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 and be certified as an "evaluator designee."
Approved Training Providers for the Colorado State Model Evaluation System
The purpose of Approved Training Providers is to allow districts using the State Model Evaluation System, or a locally created system aligned to the requirements of Senate Bill 10-191, the opportunity to use evaluator designees when evaluating teachers, special service providers (SSPs), or principals. Evaluator designees do not hold a principal or administrator license and must therefore be certified by an Approved Training Provider in order to conduct evaluations for other licensed personnel (i.e., teachers, SSPs, or principals).
For those interested in becoming an Approved Training Provider (ATP) for the State Model Evaluation System, please review the diagram below and follow the steps based on your responses to each question. Utilize the corresponding text description below the graphic to access the informational PowerPoint and ATP application. For those districts with a locally created evaluation system, please contact your Educator Effectiveness Regional Specialist or email email@example.com for more information about training evaluator designees in your system.