Montana - Educator Performance Evaluation: Educator Evaluation Authority

Area: 
Educator Evaluation Authority
Policy Type: 
Statute
Year Adopted: 
2015
Summary: 

State Department of Education has full authority to adopt educator evaluations.

Body: 

The Accreditation and Educator Preparation Division provides leadership, oversight, and support of elementary, secondary and postsecondary education in Montana. The Montana Educator Performance Appraisal System (Montana-EPAS) is the state model for the evaluation of teachers and school leaders. This standards-based evaluation system is designed to encourage professional learning through a continuum of career development. The Montana-EPAS provides useable tools for school districts to pilot the state model or use a common framework to begin aligning local systems of evaluation to the state standards. Improving professional practice of educators will help to assure student success.

Adopting Authority: 
State Department of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
05/04/2016