Florida - Educator Performance Evaluation: Educator Evaluation Policy
As set forth by the "Student Access Act" and the states' Race to the Top application, Florida teacher evaluations are designed to support effective instruction and student learning growth. The results from teacher evaluations are used when developing district and school level improvements plans. Also, the results are used to identify professional development and other human capital decisions for instructional personnel and school administrators. In order to reach the state-wide educational objectives, the law sets forth that teacher evaluations are to be based on sound educational principles and contemporary researched in effective practices in three major areas: the performance of students, instructional practice, and professional/job responsibilities.