Idaho's Division of Great Teachers and Leaders appreciate that effective teachers are created by providing every teacher a rich professional supportive environment with collaborative opportunities and a clear understanding of how effective teachers are measured.
Teacher evaluations should not be treated as a pass/fail assessment. Teacher evaluations should provide teachers a framework to prepare and measure the impact of their teaching practices while providing a common understanding of effective teaching and enhance professional practices of educators so as to positively impact student learning.
The quality of the teacher in the classroom is the most important factor in a student's academic success. Our goal is to design a continuum of support-from pre-service through induction, and on through career-long professional development to strengthen the skills and abilities of all teachers. Teachers can achieve greater success if provided opportunities for collaboration, professional growth, and teacher leadership.
The State of Idaho has adopted the Danielson Framework for Teaching as the statewide research-based foundation for teacher evaluation from which individual school districts will implement an objective, reliable, valid and transparent evaluation process. This web site provides information and resources to assist districts with their teacher evaluation models.