DC - Educator Performance Evaluation: Educator Evaluation Policy

Educator Evaluation Policy
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The State Board of Education has authority over educator evaluations as part of the District's federal accountability plan only.


First introduced in 2009, IMPACT (DC Public Schools only) is designed to help staff become more effective by: Clarifying Expectations – IMPACT outlines clear performance expectations that are tailored to staff members’ specific job responsibilities. Providing Feedback and Support – Quality feedback is a key element to the improvement process, which is why IMPACT provides staff members with multiple opportunities to engage in conversations with their managers about strengths and areas for growth. IMPACT also provides data that helps instructional coaches, mentors, and other support personnel be more effective in their work. Retaining Great People – Having highly effective staff members in our schools helps everyone improve. IMPACT helps retain these individuals by providing significant recognition for outstanding performance. IMPACT is based 50% on student performance measures.

DC Public Charter Schools are responsible for their own evaluation systems.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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