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State Approved Tools: Teacher Evaluation
State Approved Observation Tools for Teachers
The Michigan Department of Education recommends using one of the five observation tools listed below for observing classroom teaching. School districts, intermediate school districts, and public school academies are not limited to only using these evaluation tools.
Postings and Assurances for District Use
Law requires each school district, intermediate school district, or public school academy to post certain information on its public website about the evaluation tool(s) used.
Educator Evaluation Tool Application and Scoring Guide
The Michigan Educator Evaluation Tool Scoring Guide provides the framework and mechanism through which the applications for educator evaluation tools will be evaluated for potential inclusion on the list of state-approved tools.
Educator Evaluations for Employees Working Under Permits
Permits, Special Education Approvals, and Annual Career Authorizations are used by schools to provide staffing flexibilities when a certified educator is not available and/or they want to grow an individual into the profession. Full-year permits require observation and evaluation for renewal.