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Educator Effectiveness Office Overview

Every child in every community deserves excellent classroom teachers and building leaders. Colorado is improving teacher and principal evaluation systems to provide educators with more meaningful feedback and support so they can achieve their goal of maximum results with students. Our work to improve the effectiveness of educators fits hand-in-hand with three other major initiatives to increase student learning and close achievement gaps:

  • Twenty-first century academic standards that articulate the skills students must master to be successful.
  • New assessments that measure how much students learn over time, and how ready they are to enter college or the workforce.
  • A state-of-the-art accountability system that reports how well schools help students master the standards.

Address: 6000 E. Evans Ave. Bldg. 2
Room Number(s): Suite 100

Unit Supervisor: Colleen O'Neil, Executive Director
Administrative Lead: Renee Lovato
Lead Email Address: Educator_Effectiveness@cde.state.co.us
Lead Phone Number: 303-866-6822

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Office Responsibilities

  • Educator Evaluation and Support
  • Educator Evaluation Design and System Development
  • Continuous Improvement of Colorado State Model Evaluation System
  • Stakeholder Communication
  • Colorado State Model Evaluation System research 

Major Projects

  • State Model Development
  • SB 191 Rollout and Requirements
  • Pilot the state model educator evaluation system
  • Roll out and support statewide implementation of educator evaluation systems
  • Assurance Process
  • Communications tools to increase awareness and understanding of the state's educator evaluation system
  • State Model Research Plan
  • Measurement tool for collecting teacher and staff perceptions about schools against the principal quality standards
  • State Approved Evaluator Training & Process
  • Specialized Service Providers (SSP)
  • Rubric Development and Changes
  • Inter Rater Agreement (IRA) Development
  • Colorado State Model Performance Management Systems 
  • Measures of Student Learning

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Contact Us

Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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CDE Hours
Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
See also: Licensing Hours

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