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.
Evaluator Training Providers for the Colorado State Model Evaluation System (Updated April 2015)
There is an annual process for becoming an approved training provider on the Colorado State Model Evaluation System. CDE currently has identified providers statewide who are approved to train evaluators on the Colorado State Model Evaluation System and effective evaluation practices. Those providers participate in an annual renewal process to continue their designation of being a state-approved Evaluator Training Provider.
There is an annual process to become a training provider on the Colorado State Model Evaluation System. The application process for new providers takes place each year starting in January. If you are interested in becoming a provider, please watch for details in November or December for next year's process.
Evaluator Training Providers for Systems Other than the Colorado State Model Evaluation System (updated April 2015)
The purpose of being an Approved Training Provider on a unique evaluation system (systems other than the State Model) is to approve and identify unique educator evaluation system training providers to train their own designees who evaluate teachers, principals or specialized service professionals.
There is an annual renewal process for current Approved Training Providers for a unique evaluation system, and an application process for any new providers that are interested in training on their system.
If you are interested in becoming a training provider for a unique evaluation system, please contact contact Mary Bivens at 303-866-5194, Tricia Majors at 303-866-6678 or Courtney Caberera at 303-866-2332 to obtain application information.