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Educator Effectiveness Office

Every child in every community deserves excellent classroom teachers and building leaders who are supported in their professional growth. Classroom teaching and school leadership are the strongest school-based factors impacting student achievement.

To support school districts in implementing the Colorado educator effectiveness system, the Educator Effectiveness Office at the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) not only offers side-by-side support to all 178 school districts but also developed the Colorado State Model Evaluation System as an option for districts to use for educator evaluations.

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The Colorado State Model Performance Management System is an optional tool to support districts in the implementation, data collection and effective use of the Colorado State Model Evaluation System.

Prior to the beginning of the second semester, the educator being evaluated and the evaluator should review progress to date toward achieving professional goals and measures of student learning/outcomes. 

Learn about the State Model Evaluation System Pilot occurring during the 2017-18 school year, including the revised teacher rubric, changes to scoring professional practice, and the overall effectiveness rating.  

Learn about teacher and principal performance evaluation data and aggregated reports, Educator Effectiveness Metrics, and view latest reports.

Check out the latest news from Educator Effectiveness Office in our Educator Talent e-Newsletter.

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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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