Educator Evaluation

Access important links, information, and resources regarding educator evaluation here.

If you need assistance, your questions and comments are welcome at EdEval@ride.ri.gov.

RIDE shares results of mid-year surveys on educator evaluations
A brief report on the statewide results from the mid-year surveys on educator evaluations is now available. The report includes data about educators’ experiences with key aspects of the evaluation process, including: classroom observations and site visits, Student Learning/Outcome Objectives, the Rhode Island Growth Model, and the differentiated evaluation process for teachers. The data from the mid-year surveys will be used to inform future model refinements, training, and supports. We are committed to working in partnership to improve the design and implementation of educator evaluations in Rhode Island and will continue to actively solicit your feedback.
Educator Evaluation Mid-Year Survey Results - Winter 2014 [PDF, 573KB]

Rhode Island Growth Model reports 
On November 4, 2013, all teachers who contributed to student learning in math and reading in grades 3-7 will receive Rhode Island Growth Model reports via the Educator Performance and Support System (EPSS).  These reports will include individual Student Growth Percentiles (SGPs) for the students the teacher taught in SY2011-12. They will also indicate the median SGP among this group of students. That is the number at which half of the students had a higher SGP and half had a lower SGP.

RIDE has created step-by-step directions for teachers and evaluators that explain the process for how to access the Rhode Island Growth Model reports in the EPSS:
Directions for teachers [PDF, 251 KB]
Directions for evaluators [PDF, 304 KB]

Year One report on educator evaluations
Providing Rhode Island educators with more useful and honest performance evaluations is a long-term project, and this is our first report on statewide results.
2013 Evaluation Data External Report [PDF, 860KB]
LEA-Level Evaluation Results 2012-13 [XLSX, 21KB]

New Online Module Added
A new online module called "Approving SLOs" has just been posted on the Online Modules page.

The 2013-14 evaluation forms in EPSS are available
All evaluation-related forms (e.g., Student Learning Objective form, classroom-observation form) are now available in the Educator Performance and Support System (EPSS) for LEAs that have confirmed their intent to fully use the system during the coming school year. To date, approximately 35 LEAs have confirmed. Please note that LEAS that have not confirmed with RIDE will not have access to the forms. If you intend to use the EPSS this year but have yet to officially confirm, please e-mail EdEval@ride.ri.gov.

New online modules focus on Building Administrator SLOs and Special Educators and SLOs/SOOs
Two new online modules are now available: Building Administrator SLOs and Special Educators and SLOs/SOOs. Educators can access the full suite of evaluation related online modules and the Assessment Toolkit on the RIDE website at:
www.ride.ri.gov/EdEval-OnlineModules

RI Educator Evaluation System Standards

Teacher and students sitting in a circleThe six standards that comprise the Educator Evaluation System Standards were crafted to support the work of school districts to assure educator quality through a comprehensive district educator evaluation system.

RI Code of Professional Responsibilities

Developed by a working group comprised of teachers, administrators, and other educators from throughout the state, the RI Code of Professional Responsibilities, along with the Rhode Island Educational Leadership Standards, were used to develop the Professional Responsibilities Rubric for the RI Model Educator Evaluation System.

RI Standards for Educational Leadership

Developed by a working group comprised of teachers, administrators, and other educators from throughout the state, the RI Standards for Educational Leadership ,along with the Rhode Island Code of Professional Responsibilities, were used to develop the Professional Responsibilities Rubric for the RI Model Educator Evaluation System.

Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate from high school able to succeed in college, careers and life.  The Standards were developed as a state-led effort of 48 states, 2 territories and the District of Columbia and coordinated by the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers. Read more about our literacy standards or mathematics standards.

The Advisory Committee for Educator Evaluation Systems (ACEES) was developed to ensure that all members of the education community are deeply engaged in the development of the Rhode Island Evaluation Model System. 

teacher having class discussion
 Mrs. Vellecia at Hugh Cole School in Warren talking with her class about their writing assignment

ACEES acts in an advisory capacity to provide RIDE with:

  1. Feedback on key evaluation system deliverables; and
  2. Direction for overall system development through the design principles.

The ACEES committee first met on June 21, 2010 and will continue to meet throughout the design and implementation of the Rhode Island Model Evaluation System. See the links below for more information regarding ACEES and the RI  Model Evaluation System.

Educator Evaluation Public Comment

Email Comment Form to: edeval@ride.ri.gov

ACEES Meetings

June 21, 2010

July 19, 2010

August 16, 2010

September 13, 2010

October 4, 2010

October 25, 2010

December 6, 2010

January 10, 2011