What We Do
The work of the 15-member State Council for Educator Effectiveness is guided by Colorado’s landmark teacher and principal evaluation law S.B. 10-191. It requires evaluating educators at least once each school year and basing at least half of teachers’ and principals’ evaluations on their students’ academic growth.
The Council has four main roles:
- Define teacher and principal effectiveness
- Establish levels of effectiveness and performance standards
- Develop guidelines for a fair, rigorous and transparent system to evaluate teachers and principals
- Recommend state policy changes to prepare, evaluate and support teachers and principals
The Council strives to balance the diverse needs of Colorado’s 178 school districts with state requirements. Ultimately, districts will be required to ensure their educator evaluation system adheres with the state’s requirements.
Reports & Recommendations
- Final Recommendations for the Evaluation of Specialized Service Professionals (PDF)
- Presentation to the SCEE: Final Recommendations for Educator Evaluation (PDF)
In April 2011 the Council recommended to the state board of education a new, comprehensive educator evaluation system that is uniquely Colorado and based on best practices and proven research.
- Presentation to the State Board of Education: Final Recommendations for Educator Evaluation (PPT)
- Report Executive Summary (PDF)
- Report Full Text (PDF)
- Member Biographies
- Licensed Personnel Performance Evaluation Act
- State Board of Education Rulemaking Duties
- Indexed Recommendations, Graphs and Charts
- TAG Work Groups
- TAG Teacher Standards Work Group
- TAG Principal Standards Work Group
- TAG Scoring Framework and Performance Standards Work Group
- TAG District Guidelines Work Group
- TAG Guidelines for Implementation and Monitoring Work Group
- TAG Measuring Student Growth Work Group
- TAG Appeals Work Group
- TAG Policy Work Group
- TAG Parent/Guardian Involvement Work Group
- TAG Student Engagement Work Group
- SCEE Public Input Process Summary
- TAG Cost Study
The Council’s work does not end there. Members will monitor the Colorado State Model Evaluation System system and identify improvements based on results of the two-year pilot period that starts during the 2011-2012 school year. The model system will provide an option for districts to use as they implement the requirements of S.B. 10-191 in fall 2013. Click here for the big-picture implementation timeline.
The work is complex, bold and constantly evolving. But, the Council’s commitment to supporting educators and ensuring that every student has an effective teacher and principal is unwavering.