Future Ready

Broad-Based, Participative Evaluation

In order to promote goal-oriented, self-regulated professional behaviors, evaluation is participative (i.e., the educator who is the subject of evaluation is actively involved in goal-setting, collecting indicators of progress, and self-evaluative behaviors). Professional evaluation uses a broad set of indicators that includes student achievement, evidence of improved instructional practice, student engagement, and 21st Century skill attainment.
Investigating (0-3) Envisioning (4-5) Planning (6-7) Staging (8-10)
District leaders explore and document new models for participative evaluation, but they do not yet define specific new directions. All stakeholders have representation in this exploration and communication of progress and findings are provided to all. District leaders describe and select new research-based models of evaluation that are supportive of digital learning goals. In these models, teachers play more active roles in the evaluative process and data sources enable teachers to establish goals and independently track their progress toward goals. District leaders use data sources beyond standardized assessments. District and school leaders plan the transition to a system where evaluation is a collaborative process. Multiple data sources are identified that will allow educators to discover areas of need and collaboratively plan to meet those needs. Digital tools are identified that allow educators to access data, communicate, and collaborate in the service of professional development for digital learning. District and school leaders make initial changes that will lead to a more collaborative evaluation process. Multiple and diverse sources of data related to student learning and twenty-first-century skill development are made priorities in plans and budgets.