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Teacher Evaluation: Overview

Executive Order 214 (January 11, 2021) removed Student Growth Objectives (SGOs) from counting towards the summative score of any educator. The completion of SGOs remains in effect and be used to inform instructional decisions and educator practice.

Executive Order 175 (August 13, 2020) waived the mSGP portion of summative ratings for qualifying teachers, Principals, APs and VPs due to the lack of a state test from SY 19-20. Therefore, information on this page regarding mSGP and summative ratings does not apply for the 2020-21 school year.

SGP is a measure of how much a student improves his or her state test performance from one year to the next compared to students across the state with a similar score history.

Teacher evaluation consists of two primary components:

  • Teacher Practice - measured primarily by classroom observations; and
  • Student Achievement  - measured by Student Growth Objectives, and, additionally, Student Growth Percentiles for teachers of students who take state tests.

Components of Teacher Evaluation

A one page description of teacher evaluation is available in Teacher Evaluation and Support.

If you are looking for resources to improve your evaluation and support systems, please see our Implementation Quality Toolkit page.