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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 indicating how licensed personnel in their district or BOCES are evaluated. View a summary of the educator effectiveness assurances data by district and BOCES (XLS).

Annual Assurance Process

Each year, by July 1st, Colorado districts and BOCES are required to submit assurances that they are implementing the State Model Evaluation System or another evaluation system that is aligned with Senate Bill 10-191 and State Board Rules.

More specifically, assurances include:

  • Which evaluation system is being used to evaluate each category of licensed personnel employed by the district/BOCES
  • Assurance that the district/BOCES is meeting all the requirements outlined in sections 5.01 (Principals and Teachers), and 4.04 (Special Services Providers) of the State Board Rules for Written Evaluation Systems
  • The exact website address where district/BOCES evaluation information may be found
  • Signatures of the Superintendent/BOCES Executive Director AND the School Board President/BOCES Board Chairperson
  • View the 2019 Assurances submission process instructions

The Superintendent/BOCES Executive Director

  • Collects all information necessary to complete the assurances BEFORE opening the web form. This includes a signed signature page (PDF) containing required signatures from both the Superintendent/BOCES Executive Director and Board President/BOCES Board Chairperson. Electronic signatures are acceptable. If you print the form to obtain the signatures, please remember to scan it so you can upload it.
  • Completes web form online
  • Receives a copy of everything submitted via email and archives it

Please contact Educator Effectiveness if you have any questions or need any assistance about assurances.

Colorado Historical Use of Educator Effectiveness Evaluation Models
for Teachers and Principals

Teachers

Model 2015-16
#
​2015-16
%
2016-17
#
​2016-17
%
​​2017-18
#
​2017-18
%
2018-19
#
2018-19
%
2019-20
#
2019-20
%
State 172 92.5% 164 86.3% 163 85.8% 170 88.5% 167 87.4%
Local 14 7.5% 13 6.8% 15 7.9% 15 7.8% 17 8.9%
Combination of State and Local Models 0 0.0% 13 6.8% 12 6.3% 7 3.6% 7 3.7%
Total* 186   190   190   192   191  

Principals

Model ​2015-16
#
​2015-16
%
​2016-17
#
​2016-17
%
​2017-18
#
​2017-18
%
​2018-19
#
​2018-19
%
2019-20
#
​2019-20
%
State 162 91.5% 157 87.2% 156 86.7% 159 88.3% 159 88.8%
Local 15 8.5% 14 7.8% 15 8.3% 15 8.3% 14 7.8%
Combination of State and Local Models 0 0.0% 9 5.0% 9 5.0% 6 3.3% 6 3.4%
Total* 177   180   180   180   179  

*The total represents the number of districts and BOCES who both completed the required reporting of evaluation models used AND employed the type of educator detailed in a given table. Totals vary by year and by category of educator because not all districts and BOCES employ every category of educator.

For prior year data and SSP information, download the summary data spreadsheet linked at the top of the page.