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Measures of Student Learning Guidance
Using Available State Assessment Data in Educator Evaluations – Frequently Asked Questions
This FAQ explores many nuances of using state assessment data in educator evaluation systems that are universal to districts across Colorado.
Measures of Student Learning: Local Examples and Analysis from the Field
The purpose of this document is to highlight examples of specific measures used by districts/BOCES for the Measures of Student Learning (MSL) portion of educator evaluations. These examples were gathered from participants and utilized in a gallery walk activity for the January 2016 EE Leaders’ Retreat. The Educator Effectiveness Unit has compiled these examples, and the corresponding analysis, in response to feedback from the field that example measures of student learning would be beneficial as districts/BOCES continue to revisit and modify their MSL systems.
Colorado Education Initiative's Measures of Student Learning Report
The Colorado Education Initiative invited school districts to share information on their measures of student learning systems for inclusion in a statewide study of trends. Fifty-three Colorado districts, ranging from small rural to large urban, participated in the study. Guiding questions for measures of student learning are available in addition to the full report on trends and patterns in measures of student learning systems across the state.
This Microsoft Excel tool was designed to help Colorado educators input the measures that will be used in their evaluations, see the impact of the weighting decisions for each measure, input the desired learning targets that are expected as a result of their instruction, and synthesize the evidence from multiple measures into one score that will be used in educator evaluation. It includes the requirements included in S.B. 10-191, the rationale for decisions made, and creates sample graphics for various groups of teachers.
In response to many questions about the use of School and District Performance Frameworks in educator evaluation, CDE has put together guidance to support districts by identifying several possible approaches for using SPF/DPF data in evaluations. This guidance is intended to highlight some of the benefits and concerns associated with some common approaches.
To better understand the approaches explained in the guidance document, the following recordings can be used. Please click on the recording you wish to access below
- Orientation to guidance document and associated approaches (6 minutes)
Using Student Growth Percentiles for Educator Evaluations
The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment and the Center for Assessment Design, Research and Evaluation (CADRE) developed this report to help districts with the technical issues of using Student Growth Percentiles for educator evaluations. The technical report and executive summary highlight multiple approaches for creating categories based on aggregated growth percentiles, discuss multiple technical considerations, and provide district examples.