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Events, Forums, and Trainings

The Evaluation Team provides workshops, trainings, and other direct support to educators across the state. To date we have reached more than 25,000 educators and will continue this work through the end of 2016 and into the 2016-17 school year. Please contact us at if your district or organization has training needs related to evaluation.

AchieveNJ Implementation Support Workshops – held in July 2016

The Office of Evaluation offered Regional Workshops designed to support district implementation of the proposed regulatory changes to AchieveNJ.  Each session introduced tools, guidance, and best practices related to the updated regulations and lessons learned over the first three years of AchieveNJ.  Each Regional Workshop contained sessions in the following four areas listed below.

You may view the Regional Workshop (PDF | PPTX).

  1. Highly Effective Educator Option: Participants will engage with the requirements and protocols for optional differentiated evaluation for educators rated "Highly Effective".
  2. SGO Quality: Participants will be provided with the latest resources in designing SGOs which are aligned to standards, grounded in data, and driven by high expectations.
  3. Supporting School Leaders:  Participants will explore a toolkit of strategies related to AchieveNJ, designed to improve observation accuracy, add value to educators, and strengthen the quality of districts' implementation of AchieveNJ.
  4. Teacher Preparation: Participants will be provided with information relative recent changes to teacher preparation in New Jersey including extended clinical practice (student teaching) and the new performance assessment for all teacher candidates.  The presentation will address the impact and potential benefits of these changes for P-12 partners.