Educator Evaluation

Educator Evaluation


There is an important purpose to evaluation systems. The purpose of these evaluation systems is to recognize, promote and help develop effective and successful educators. Idaho's approach to evaluation is all about cultivating and celebrating excellence, and ensuring that those who excel also thrive in their workplaces, and remain in education.

There is an important purpose to evaluation systems. The purpose of these evaluation systems is to recognize, promote and help develop effective and successful educators. Idaho's approach to evaluation is all about cultivating and celebrating excellence, and ensuring that those who excel also thrive in their workplaces, and remain in education.

IDAHO'S EDUCATOR EVALUATION SYSTEM HAS SEEN DRAMATIC CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS SINCE 2008:

  • Teacher Performance Evaluation Task Force (2008-2009)
  • The adoption of a Statewide Framework for Teacher Performance Evaluations based on the Danielson Framework for Teaching (2009)
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Phase II Reporting Guidance (2010)
  • Students Come First (2010)
  • The Administrator Evaluation Focus Group and the work to adopt administrator evaluation standards (2011)
  • The Evaluation Capacity Task Force (2012)

With the repeal of the Student Come First Laws, Idaho no longer met the minimum requirements of the ESEA Waiver Application as it pertains to evaluation. As a result, Idaho convened the Evaluation Capacity Task Force. The Task Force compared the Waiver Application regarding evaluation, and referred to current research and compiled recommendations. These recommendations were prepared to go before the State Board of Education and the Idaho Legislature on necessary revisions to Teacher and Principal Evaluation to bring Idaho in compliance with ESEA Waiver Requirements.

  • House Bill 317 Amending Section 33-513, 33-514, 33-515, Idaho Code
  • IDAPA 08.02.02.120 and the addition of IDAPA 08.02.02.121

July 1, 2013:
Changes to teacher evaluation and new requirements for principal evaluation apply to any evaluation conducted on or after July 1, 2013.

July 1, 2014:
Districts must submit their revised teacher and principal evaluation plans that incorporate changes and new standards to the SDE for approval.

September 1, 2018:
Individuals assigned the responsibility for appraising or evaluating certificated instructional staff and pupil personnel performance must demonstrate proof of proficiency. This will require conducting observations and evaluating effective teacher performance by passing a proficiency assessment approved by the SDE as a one-time recertification requirement.