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Educator Evaluation Guidance for School Year 2020-21


For educators and students alike, the 2020-2021 school year will be unlike any other and therefore, meaningful educator evaluations will be more important than ever before. As always, effective evaluation systems are designed to support teachers and school leaders in improving their practices and building upon their strengths. As districts review their evaluation systems, teachers and school leaders must engage in reflective conversations and work together to implement procedures that will continue to improve teaching and learning.

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has provided five key themes that districts should consider in the creation of effective educator evaluation systems.  Each theme includes minimum regulatory requirements and additional recommendations to assist districts in utilizing evaluation systems through School Year (SY) 2020-21 and beyond. The NJDOE would like to thank the teachers, principals, district-level staff, and superintendents across the state who contributed to the following guidance.

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