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State Model Evaluation System

Purpose

To support districts in implementing the new evaluation requirements, CDE worked with a variety of stakeholders to design, develop and pilot the Colorado State Model Evaluation System.

The Colorado State Model Evaluation System was guided by the recommendations by the State Council for Educator Effectiveness. The Rules and Regulations promulgated by the State Board of Education allow districts to choose to use the Colorado State Model Evaluation System OR create their own system as long as the system created adheres to state statute and rules.

The development of the Colorado State Model Evaluation System was guided by five key priorities:

  1. Data should inform decisions, but human judgment will always be an essential component of evaluations
  2. The implementation and evaluation of the system must embody continuous improvement.
  3. The purpose of the system is to provide meaningful and credible feedback that improves performance.
  4. The development and implementation of the evaluation systems must continue to involve stakeholders in a collaborative process.
  5. Educator evaluations must take place within a larger system that is aligned and supportive.

To learn more, download the Colorado State Model Evaluation System fact sheet.

User's Guide for the Colorado State Model Educator Evaluation System 

The User's Guide is available.
NOTE: The updated User’s guide includes substantial updates based on the changes made to the State Model Evaluation System for Teachers. In particular, this guide explains the changes to the professional practice rubric for evaluating teachers and the related changes to the scoring of elements and standards. 

Measuring the 50 Percent Professional Practices

Senate Bill 10-191 requires that fifty percent of an educator’s evaluation in Colorado be based Measures of professional practice (Quality Standards I-IV) selected by the district that meet state technical guidelines.

Rubrics Available:

Measuring the 50 Percent Student Learning/Outcomes

Senate Bill 10-191 requires that fifty percent of an educator’s evaluation in Colorado be based on educator impact on student learning determined by using multiple measures in relationship to the Colorado Academic Standards.