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Assurances for Written Evaluation Systems

The assurances for written evaluation systems are intended to ensure that school districts and BOCES across Colorado implement written evaluation systems that are aligned with Senate Bill 10-191 and the State Board Rules for the Evaluation of Licensed Personnel. CDE successfully collected assurances from all districts indicating how licensed personnel in their district or BOCES are evaluated. View a summary of the data that were collected 2014-2018 by district (XLS).

Colorado Historical Use of EE Models for Teachers, Principals and
Special Service Providers (SSP)

Teachers

Model 2013-14
Number
​2013-14
Percentage
2014-15
Number
​2014-15
Percentage
2015-16
Number
​2015-16
Percentage
​2016-17
Number
​2016-17
Percentage
​2017-18
Number
2017-18
Percentage
State 161 92.5% 163 93.7% 172 90.5% 164 83.7% 163 83.2%
Local 13 7.5% 11 6.3% 14 7.4% 13 6.6% 15 7.7%
Hybrid 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 13 6.6% 12 6.1%
Not Employed 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 4 2.1% 6 3.1% 6 3.1%
Total* 174   174   190   196   196  

Principals

Model 2013-14
Number
​2013-14
Percentage
​2014-15
Number
​2014-15
Percentage
​2015-16
Number
​2015-16
Percentage
​2016-17
Number
​2016-17
Percentage
​2017-18
Number
​2017-18
Percentage
State 159 92.4% 160 92.0% 162 85.3% 157 80.1% 156 79.6%
Local 13 7.6% 14 8.0% 15 7.9% 14 7.1% 15 7.7%
Hybrid 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 9 4.6% 9 4.6%
Not Employed 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 13 6.8% 16 8.2% 16 8.2%
Total* 172   174   190   196   196  

Specialized Service Professionals

Model ​2015-16
Number
​2015-16
Percentage
​2016-17
Number
​2016-17
Percentage
​2017-18
Number
​2017-18
Percentage
State 159 82.4% 139 70.9% 138 70.4%
Local 9 4.7% 10 5.1% 11 5.6%
Hybrid 10 5.2% 16 8.2% 16 8.2%
Not Employed 15 7.8% 31 15.8% 31 15.8%
Total* 193   196   196  

*The total represents the number of districts and BOCES required to report evaluation models used; this varies by year.

Annual Assurance Process

Each year, by July 1st, Colorado districts and BOCES are required to submit assurances that they are implementing the State Model Evaluation System or another evaluation system that is aligned with Senate Bill 10-191 and State Board Rules.More specifically, assurances include:

  • Which evaluation system is being used to evaluate each category of licensed personnel employed by the district/BOCES
  • Assurance that the district/BOCES is meeting all the requirements outlined in sections 5.01 (Principals and Teachers), and 4.04 (Specialized Service Professionals) of the State Board Rules for Written Evaluation Systems (PDF)
  • The exact website address where district/BOCES evaluation information may be found
  • Signatures of the Superintendent/BOCES Executive Director AND the School Board President/BOCES Board Chairperson

The Superintendent/BOCES Executive Director

  • Collects all information necessary to complete the assurances BEFORE opening the web form. This includes a signed signature page (PDF) containing required signatures from both the Superintendent/BOCES Executive Director and Board President/BOCES Board Chairperson. Electronic signatures are acceptable. If you print the form to obtain the signatures, please remember to scan it so you can upload it.
  • Completes web form online
  • Receives a copy of everything submitted via email and archives it

Please contact Educator Effectiveness, (303)866-6678 if you have any questions or need any assistance about assurances.

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