Approved Evaluation Instruments and RFQ Information
Evaluation Instrument Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and Approved Lists
The RFQ process allows providers and districts the opportunity to submit instruments and required evidence and assurances for state review. By now, all districts should have selected teacher and principal practice evaluation instruments for use in SY13-14. Moving forward, we recognize that new and modified instruments will continue to emerge and that districts may wish to change their selected instruments in coming school years. Therefore, we will conduct additional rounds of the RFQ process as needed, and districts will be able to report any changes in selected instruments as part of their yearly submission of evaluation rubrics for state approval.
The new RFQ process begins on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. All applications from LEAs and private providers are due on Thursday, May 23, 2013 by 4:00 PM. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application on Friday, June 14, 2013.
Please note that districts that have selected and reported their instruments for SY13-14 are not expected to change these decisions for the coming school year; future RFQ rounds are intended to allow for expanded options in the future.
Please note the following advisories:
- Instruments are approved only as the version/edition specified here; districts that make modifications to an approved instrument must submit the instrument with modifications for separate review through the RFQ process.
- Districts must abide by intellectual property laws before utilizing a particular instrument. If an individual or organization holds a copyright to an instrument, the district is responsible for securing permission for its proper usage.
- This list only includes instruments that have met the technical requirements for use in New Jersey. Any district that will be purchasing instruments is required to follow public bidding laws and regulations in acquiring an evaluation instrument and should consult with their Business Administrator (BA) for guidance. If the BA needs additional support, he or she should contact the appropriate county office of education.
- The instruments on the approved list do not have contracts with the state, necessitating that districts develop their own contracts; please refer to our FAQ on public bidding for more information. Additionally, districts must ensure that they have the supports in place to meet the implementation requirements of the evaluation instrument, such as teacher and administrator training and/or proof of mastery. Related details can be found in our evaluation requirement FAQ.