Under AchieveNJ, teachers and school leaders (principals, assistant principals (APs) and vice principals (VPs)) are evaluated based on multiple measures of educator practice and student achievement. Each element of the evaluation results in a 1 - 4 rating, which is weighted according to the state formulas. Once the scores for all evaluation measure are finalized, each educator will receive a final summative rating on a scale from 1 - 4.
Over the summer, approximately 90 educators from all over the state (over half of which are current classroom teachers) worked for three days analyzing data and making substantive contributions to the summative rating scales. These educators examined anonymous teacher portfolios based on data from evaluation pilot districts to review results from SGOs, observation ratings, and SGP data (if applicable). The educators recommended the cut scores below, which the Department has chosen to adopt in full.
SY13-14 Summative Rating Cut Scores
|Ineffective||Partially Effective||Effective||Highly Effective|
Calculate Your Rating
Input a score for each component to calculate a summative rating.‡
*Average score when two SGOs used.
‡This is a simulation tool provided to help educators understand summative scoring. Official summative ratings are determined by an educator's district/NJDOE.
For more information and examples about evaluation scoring and calculating the summative rating, please view the following guides:
- Median Student Growth Percentile Conversion Chart
- Teacher Evaluation Scoring Guide
- Principal Evaluation Scoring Guide