It’s been awhile since I’ve written about good old SB 191, Colorado’s 2010 law passed in an attempt to create a more meaningful teacher and principal evaluation system. As the 2013-14 school year gets underway, school districts across the state are meeting the requirement to put the new system into place. What can we expect?
That’s the question to ask, as observers wonder how the new system will affect classroom practices and behaviors, as well as interactions with principals and the role of districts in support. What we do know as of August 1 is who will follow the state’s model evaluation system. Ed News Colorado tells us that 160 of 178 districts have adopted this approach fully, further noting:
Another 10 districts will use a “hybrid” – usually the model system for principals and their own systems for teachers.
Jeffco, the state’s largest district, is among the “hybrid” category. According to Ed News, only seven districts are going their own route completely: Continue Reading »