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Educator Evaluation in New Jersey


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  • Regulatory changes concerning educator evaluation for the 2016-17 school year were adopted on January 4, 2017 by the New Jersey State Board of Education.  Details of these changes can be found in AchieveNJ Regulatory Changes for 2016-17.

  • For the third year, authorized district personnel must access the Evaluation Score Certification Tool (ESCT) through the New Jersey Department of Education's (NJDOE) Homeroom webpage to access, make changes as necessary and certify all 2015-16 evaluation scores with the state by February 3, 2017. Please read this ESCT memo for more information. Please visit the AchieveNJ SGP webpage for resources and detailed steps for accessing, sharing, verifying, and correcting the mSGP scores.
  • On August 8, 2016, the Department launched a four part SGO video series, intended to help teachers develop Student Growth Objectives (SGOs) and be used by administrators for their own training purposes. You may visit the SGO Training Videos page here for more information and to view the videos.
  • On July 18, 2016 the Office of Evaluation launched the Implementation Quality Toolkit which conceptualizes the components of evaluation implementation and provides a graphic organizer for describing where quality can be improved.
  • Evaluation component weights for 2016-17 can be found in this memo.