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2023-24 Educator Evaluation Guidance

General Information for 2023-24 Academic Year

Student Growth and Assessment Data

Legislation requires that student growth and assessment data must account for 40% of the annual year-end educator evaluation. For teachers of grades and content areas measured by state assessment with student growth data available for use, 50% of the student growth portion of evaluations (20% of the total evaluation) must be determined by state assessment student growth data. For the 2023-24 educator evaluation cycle, available state assessment student growth data include growth metrics based on the spring 2021, 2022 and 2023 state assessment results.

If there are student growth and assessment data available for a teacher for at least three school years, the annual year-end evaluation must be based on the student growth and assessment data for the most recent three-consecutive-school-year period. If there are not student growth and assessment data available for a teacher for at least three school years, the annual year-end evaluation must be based on the student growth and assessment data that are available for the teacher. Intermediate School Districts (ISDs) and local education agencies (LEAs) may choose to weight years of student growth and assessment data differently according on the quality and relevance of the available data to the educator's job performance.

The portion of student growth not measured by state assessment must be measured using multiple research-based growth measures or alternative assessments that are rigorous and comparable across schools with the ISD or LEA.

More information about student growth

Highly Effective Exemption

If a teacher or administrator is rated as highly effective on three consecutive annual year-end evaluations, the ISD or LEA may choose to conduct a year-end evaluation biennially instead of annually.

Individualized Development Plans

ISDs and LEAs are required to develop an individualized development plan for any teacher in the first year of the probationary period (first full year of employment) or who received a rating of minimally effective or ineffective on the most recent annual year-end evaluation. A midyear progress report is also required.

Required Training for Teachers and Evaluators

ISDs and LEAs must provide training to teachers on the observation tool(s) used in the performance evaluation system and how each observation tool is used. Additionally, ISDs and LEAs shall ensure that training is provided to all evaluators and observers.

Annual Educator Effectiveness Data Correction 

Public Act 173 of 2015, the Michigan Educator Evaluation Law, links teacher certificate progression to evaluation data submitted by districts and public school academies (PSAs) to the Registry of Educational Personnel (REP) for the most recent five-year period. To support teacher re-certification, it is essential that educator evaluation and assignment information entered into the REP is accurate. The annual Educator Effectiveness Ratings Data Appeals Window will be open each year from September 1 to December 1. The Data Appeals Window will allow authorized personnel from districts and PSAs to correct inaccurate ratings from the five most recent years in REP.

Educator Effectiveness Label Data Appeals Resources

Public Posting of Evaluation System

ISDs and LEAs must post on its public website information about the evaluation tool(s) in use for evaluation of teachers and administrators. “Postings and Assurances” should be made available under the transparency mitten section of the ISD’s or LEA’s web site. 

Posting and Assurances Documents for District Use

Contact Information

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