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Educator Effectiveness Metrics

Educator Effectiveness Metrics Overview

As required by state statute and State Board of Education rules, CDE must collect teacher and principal performance evaluation data and provide aggregated reports back to districts and the public. These reports are referred to as the Educator Effectiveness Metrics. Released annually, the metrics reflect performance evaluation ratings for teachers and principals for the three most recent years for which CDE has data. Due to the time it takes districts to complete and submit evaluation data to CDE, there is a time lag in reporting these metrics.

There are four publicly reported metrics for teachers and principals:

  • Overall Effectiveness Ratings
  • Quality Standard Ratings
  • Alignment
  • Gap Analysis

In addition to the publicly reported metrics, there are nine other metrics available to district superintendents and BOCES directors through CDE’s single sign-on system, also referred to as Identity Management (IdM). These password-protected reports may only be accessed by superintendents or their designees. These additional EE Metrics include:

  • Effectiveness Rating by School Performance Framework (SPF)/District Performance Framework (DPF) Plan
  • Effectiveness Rating by Student Population Quartiles (poverty, English Language Learners (ELL), minority)
  • Percentage Rated Effective or Higher by Percentage of SPF/DPF Points Earned
  • Percentage Rated Effective or Higher by Student Population (poverty, ELL, minority) Percentages
  • Stability/Change in Ratings
  • Retention Rates (available for teachers in Data Center only)
  • Experience
  • Racial Composition (available for teachers only)
  • Yearly Change in Racial Composition (available for teachers in Data Center only)

Changes to the Educator Effectiveness Metrics

Starting with the 2017-18 Educator Effectiveness Metrics release in the spring of 2020, the metrics display will reflect two important changes to past practice in which all teacher and principal metrics were available in SchoolView Data Center for the three most recent years for which CDE had data:

  1. Metrics for teachers in the 50 districts and BOCES that participated in the most recent pilot of revisions to the teacher evaluation system will be displayed separately from the metrics for teachers in non-pilot districts and BOCES and
  2. A transition to a more flexible and user-friendly platform, EducatorView, will begin and the pilot district and BOCES metrics will be housed on this new platform.

The State Board of Education approved revised Teacher Quality Standards and Principal Quality Standards and the department implemented revisions to the State Model Evaluation System scoring processes between 2017 and 2019.

Changes to the teacher framework were pilot-tested by 50 districts and BOCES in Colorado during the 2017-2018 school year and subsequently adopted statewide during the 2018-2019 school year. Changes to the principal framework were implemented statewide during the 2019-2020 school year. For more detailed information regarding the evaluation system revisions, click here.

Evaluation ratings on the revised evaluation systems must be reported separately from evaluation ratings on the former systems. As such, the Educator Effectiveness Metrics for evaluations conducted using the revised frameworks will be displayed on EducatorView, while the metrics for evaluations conducted using the former frameworks will remain on SchoolView Data Center.

Due to the staggered implementation of the revised systems, the transition to displaying the metrics in EducatorView will occur over the course of three years. The table below details the location of the metrics during this transition process. Please note that all prior year data, which are based on the former evaluation systems, will remain in Data Center.


(released Spring 2020)

(released Fall 2020)

(release date to be determined)

Type of Metric 17-18 SchoolView Data Center 17-18 EducatorView 18-19 SchoolView Data Center 18-19 EducatorView 20-21 SchoolView Data Center 20-21 EducatorView
Teacher Metrics

Non-pilot data

Pilot data





Principal Metrics







*The department did not collect 2019-20 evaluation ratings due to the Governor's temporary suspension of state law requiring performance evaluations, an impact of COVID-19. Therefore, the 2019-20 school year is omitted from this table. 

Resources for Understanding and Sharing the Educator Effectiveness Metrics

Access the Educator Effectiveness Metrics

EE Metrics for teacher data based on the former Teacher Quality Standards, rubric and scoring system and all principal data:

EE Metrics for teacher data based on the revised Teacher Quality Standards, rubric and scoring system and all principal data: