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TJES Teacher Evaluation and Professional Growth Policy

The evaluation of teaching performance is acknowledged as an important means of promoting excellence in education at Theodore Elementary School.

The goal of Theodore Elementary School’s Professional Growth Program  is to bring teachers into the process as partners with administrators in ways that support their professional growth, and enhance student learning through effective instructional practices.



The evaluation framework is designed to help first to third year teachers survive the  challenges of teaching; ensure that standards for effective teaching are understood, accepted and demonstrated by veteran teachers; and provide the guidance for teachers and principals when improvement and intervention is needed.


The Professional Growth Program is modeled after the framework that is being used across the state of North Dakota as well as the Nation, as it aligns with the Common Core Standards for instruction.


Each teacher will spend time learning about the domains and rubrics of quality instruction, will complete a self-evaluation based on Kim Marshal’s Model for evaluation, set up a time to discuss the self-evaluation with the principal, discuss goals based on the self-evaluation, demonstrate excellence in teaching, based on the goals, schedule a final evaluation meeting with the principal, and sign off on the completed cycle.  If needs are found, the teacher and principal will develop an improvement plan and repeat the cycle to resolve the deficiencies and demonstrate growth.


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