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State Model Evaluation System Pilot


Many aspects of the State Model Evaluation System have undergone significant revisions, informed by multiple stakeholder groups including a rubric Technical Working Group, a scoring Technical Working Group, and 30 focus groups conducted throughout the state. All changes will be piloted by 50 districts and BOCES in Colorado during the 2017-18 school year. Data collected from these pilot sites will inform future changes to the State Model Evaluation System. View the districts, BOCES, and charter schools piloting these changes


Timeline for Implementation

Phase 1

Summer 2016

  • Work with WestED to develop a plan for the proposed rubric revisions
  • Analyze qualitative and quantitative data from 2012 to date
  • Determine Rubric Technical Working Group participants
  • Communicate plan with partner organizations

Early Fall 2016

  • Meet with State Council for Educator Effectiveness (SCEE)
  • Meet with Rubric Technical Working Group to revise a draft rubric based on review of data
  • Establish a timeline and protocol for meeting with focus groups

Late Fall 2016 – Late Spring 2017

  • Conduct recorded regional focus groups to get feedback on proposed revisions
    • Principals, teachers, district leaders experienced with the teacher rubric
  • Contact potential pilot districts
  • Develop revised scoring logic for professional practice and overall effectiveness rating

April-July 2017

  • Rubric Technical Working Group uses data from focus groups to make final rubric revisions
  • Revised draft rubric is submitted to RANDA for input into COPMS 
  • Scoring Technical Working Group uses data from focus groups to make final scoring revisions
  • Develop training and support documents

August 2017-April 2018

  • Pilot all changes to the State Model Evaluation System
  • Collect data from pilots at critical points in the evaluation process

Phase 2

April 2018-July 2018

  • If favorable, both Technical Working Groups use data to make final revisions to State Model Evaluation System
  • Seek approval from Colorado State Board of Education for revisions to the State Model Evaluation System
  • If accepted, submit changes to RANDA for input into COPMS
  • Create support documents (User’s Guide/Resource Guide, etc.)
  • Communicate and train on changes statewide

Phase 3

(Based on results of Phase 2)

  • Statewide implementation

Please note that we will be using a similar process to examine the principal/assistant principal and Specialized Service Professionals rubrics to ensure alignment of all rubrics in the State Model Evaluation System.

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