Michigan Educator Evaluation: Postings and Assurances Documents for District-Use
Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, a school district, intermediate school district, or public school academy must post on its public website the following information about the evaluation tool(s) in use for evaluation of teachers and administrators:
- Research base for the evaluation framework, instrument, and process
- Identity and qualifications of the author
- Evidence of reliability, validity, and efficacy
- Evaluation framework and rubric
- Description of processes for conducting observations, collecting evidence conducting evaluation conferences, developing performance ratings, and developing performance improvement plans
- Description of the plan for providing evaluators and observers with training
Districts should place their respective posting and assurances documents under their transparency mitten. Please note, effective December 1, 2017, districts are to begin using the new Budget Transparency Logo listed below. In addition, all documents containing the previous logo must be replaced with the new logo effective December 1, 2017 as well.
State-Approved Tools: Postings and Assurances Documents for District Use
In an effort to provide you with as much support and as many resources as possible, as well as minimize action on the part of districts, the Office of Educator Talent has worked directly with vendors to offer postings and assurances documents for each of our state-approved evaluation tools. Districts can utilize these links to meet website requirements laid out in the aforementioned legislation.
The MDE does not promote any particular tool or vendor, but has worked to provide this resource in consideration of legislative requirements.
State-approved Teacher Evaluation Tools
- Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching (Download the postings and assurances document at the bottom of the page on the right-hand side)
- The Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model
- The Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model
- The Thoughtful Classroom
State-approved Administrator Evaluation Tools
- MASA’s School Advance Administrator Evaluation Instrument (To access this document, scroll to the bottom of the page and accept the terms)
- The Multidimensional Leadership Performance System (formerly the Reeves Leadership Performance Rubric)*
District-Approved Tools: Postings and Assurances Documents for District Use
The Office of Educator Talent has created postings and assurances document templates for districts utilizing district-approved tools. These templates are not mandatory, yet are a resource that districts can choose to use (or not use). Regardless of the template used, districts must meet website requirements laid out in the aforementioned legislation.
Note: A district-approved tool is any tool not on the state-approved evaluation tool list. This includes modified state-approved tools. If a district is using a modified state-approved tool, the above posting and assurance document for the respective state-approved tool can be posted along with an addendum.
- Michigan Educator Evaluation Postings and Assurances, Teacher Evaluation Tool: Blank Template for District-Approved Tool
- Michigan Educator Evaluation Postings and Assurances, Administrator Evaluation Tool: Blank Template for District-Approved Tool