In November 2015, Public Act 173 was signed into law, providing important clarity to the ongoing policy discussions about the direction of educator administrator evaluations in Michigan. Implementing Michigan’s educator evaluation law with fidelity is a key strategy in our efforts to see Michigan become a top ten education state within the next ten years. Administrator evaluations are implicitly linked to MDE’s Strategic Goal #3, to “develop, support, and sustain a high-quality, prepared, and collaborative education workforce.”
For more information, please contact the Office of Educator Excellence (OEE) at 517-335-2669 or email at MDE-EdEvals@michigan.gov.
State Approved Observation Tools for Administrators
The Michigan Department of Education recommends using one of the two administrative evaluation tools below when conducting administrator evaluations. School districts, intermediate school districts and public school academies are not limited to only using these evaluation tools.
- MASA School ADvance Administrator Evaluation Instrument
- The Multidimensional Leadership Performance System (formerly Reeves Leadership Performance Rubric)
- Michigan Educator Evaluation: Postings and Assurances Documents for District-Use
Administrator Evaluation Resources
- 2015 State of the States: Evaluating, Teaching, Leading and Learning
The National Council on Teacher Quality report on education evaluation across all 50 states.
- 2013 Trends in Teacher Evaluation: At-A-Glance - Center for Public Education
This is the commissioned report on educator evaluations that informed the Michigan Educator Evaluation Legislation. The link above provides background information on the council, an executive summary of its recpommendations, and the full report