Oregon - Educator Performance Evaluation: Educator Evaluation Authority
During 2011-12, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and the Educator Effectiveness Workgroup, established through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver process, developed state guidelines for local evaluation and support systems in Oregon, referred to as the Oregon Framework for Teacher and Administrator Evaluation and Support Systems (Oregon Framework). The Oregon Framework outlines requirements for local evaluation and support systems aligned to state legislation (Senate Bill290) and the ESEA Waiver criteria. Oregon’s ESEA Waiver was conditionally approved by the US Department of Education (USED) and endorsed by the Oregon State Board of Education in July 2012. During the 2012-13 school year, ODE conducted a pilot in selected districts to study methods for combing student learning and growth as a significant factor in educator summative evaluations to meet all the conditions of the ESEA Waiver. In October 2015, the U.S. Department of Education approved Oregon’s ESEA Waiver. All districts will use the Oregon Matrix for summative evaluations beginning in the 2014-15 school year to determine educators’ overall performance level and professional growth plan.