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Implementation Guidance

CDE has created a suite of materials to ensure schools and districts have access to the latest information and resources to support district and BOCES with the implementation of their local evaluation systems.

  • Opportunities for Differentiation in the State Model Evaluation System: Guiding Questions and District Examples - In response to feedback from the field, the Educator Effectiveness Unit has created a document to highlight the given flexibilities within the legislation and State Board of Education rules guiding implementation on SB191. 
  • Maximizing the Mid-Year Review - 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. 
  • Unique Role Guidance - High level guidance for districts regarding how to evaluate individuals serving in a dual or specialized role. This is not a fully comprehensive document but, rather, offers ideas and points of consideration for districts as they identify and implement the tenets of S.B. 10-191. This guidance may be revised as we learn more about what works best for districts.
  • Videos - Short video series on educator effectiveness, the State Model Evaluation System and preparing for implementation of S.B. 10-191.
  • Fact Sheets - Download fact sheets on commonly requested topics around educator effectiveness.
  • Model Appeals Process Guidance - State law requires that each school district provide an appeal process to allow teachers who receive a second consecutive rating of ineffective or partially effective to appeal that rating. The intent of the appeal process is to determine a final evaluation rating and identify whether or not a teacher retains nonprobationary status. Decisions about a teacher’s employment status are separate from decisions about final evaluation ratings and probationary or nonprobationary status.
  • Colorado’s teacher perception survey was developed by the Colorado Education Initiative. These surveys are offered to districts that may voluntarily choose to use them to evaluate and support principals. (This resource relates to measuring professional practices for principal evaluations only)
  • Colorado's student perception surveys were developed for three purposes
    • Serve as an optional additional measure of educator effectiveness in accordance with S.B. 191. (This resource relates to measuring professional practices for teacher evaluations only)
    • Use student voice and experience in a meaningful way that directly impacts teaching and learning.
    • Provide teachers with meaningful feedback about how their practice impacts student learning.