In 2010, S.B. 10-191 was passed by the Colorado State legislature. The bill changes the way both principals and teachers are supported and evaluated in Colorado with the ultimate goal of ensuring college and career readiness for all students. Some of the highlights of the bill include:
Requires evaluating educators based on statewide standards of practice and student learning over time.
Requiring all licensed educators to be evaluated every year, regardless of years of service.
Makes non-probationary status tied to professional expertise rather than length of service.
Requires schools and districts to provide staff development for any identified needs in educator’s evaluation.
All school districts must implement an evaluation system that aligns with the teacher and principal Quality Standards and State Board Rules by July 2013.
The Steamboat Springs School District has established an evaluation committee to make recommendations for the implementation of the new evaluation system as well as to provide staff development on the new system.
This page will be a central location for the educational staff of the district for the latest updates on educator effectiveness in the state, news on the progress of the new evaluation system, links to the Colorado Department of Education and their information on Educator Effectiveness, and links to the training resources that have been used in the SSSD trainings.
Colorado Department of Education Information and Resources
FAQ’s-: CDE’s Frequently Asked Question page about the legislation and the new evaluation systems.
Fact Sheets: One page fact sheets on various aspects of the Educator Effectiveness System.
CDE Newsletters: Newsletters distributed by CDE on the latest developments in the system dating back to September of 2011 and running to the current month.
Videos: Quick 6 minute videos that provide overviews and details on the legislation and the evaluation processes.
CDE Resource Bank: A resource bank of possible assessments in all content areas to be used to measure Student Learning Outcomes.
Steamboat Springs School District Training
2015 Trainings New Staff Overview Veteran Staff Orientation and Update
2014 Trainings New Staff Overview Veteran Staff Orientation and Update Changes in Teacher Rubric from 2013 to 2104
2013 trainings Session 1: Overview of Educator Effectiveness and Teacher Standards. Materials from the session are listed here. Session 1 Prezi Prezi talking points Key Dates and Timelines CDE Teacher Quality Standards and Elements SSSD Staff Development Plan for Educator Effectiveness Results from Teacher Standards Gallery Walk-District wide FAQ's from Session 1-District Wide
Session 2: Using the Teacher Rubric for self-evaluation and introduction of the status of the Counselor system. Materials from the sessions are listed here. Teacher Rubric Explanation Power Point Teacher Professional Practices Rubric-Self Evaluation : The professional practices rubric for teachers that will be used starting in the 2013-14 academic year is located on the CDE Educator Effectiveness page. On this link scroll down on the page to the section that is labeled "Excel Version of the Colorado State Model Evaluation Teacher System.' In that section go to "Resources available to all users" and click on"Self-Evaluation Excel Rubric." Highlights of Proposed Counselor System Power Point
Quality Teaching Standards Quality Principal Standards
Teacher Rubric School Counselor Rubric Principal/Assistant Principal Rubric
Educator in Unique Roles Technology Integration Specialist Rubric/evaluation form Instructional Coach Rubric/evaluation form Severe Needs SPED Teacher Rubric/evaluation form Gifted and Talented Coordinator/evaluation form
Measures of Student Learning (MSL)
2015 Collectively attributed MSL cutpoints
MSL pie charts: The complete set of pie charts that are used to determine the 50% of educator's evaluation score based on student performance. Pie charts are included for teachers, principals and counselors.
District Definition Approval Process Approval Form