District Developed Evaluation Systems

The Rhode Island Educator Evaluation Systems Standards allow districts to adopt the RI Model or to develop their own system to meet the standards.

All districts that elect to develop their own systems must have their designs reviewed and approved by RIDE prior to adopting the new evaluation system.

The district must submit the design with all supporting documentation to RIDE for review. RIDE has prepared guidelines that inform districts on what to submit for approval including the proposal format, links to standards, supporting documentation, deadlines, and other specifics. RIDE will review the documentation for compliance with the Rhode Island Educator Evaluation System Standards and either approve or deny the district’s request. If a district is unable to independently meet the standards then the district will continue to use the RI Model. Districts that are in the process of designing their own evaluation system should refer to the documents below.

District Designed Systems