Louisiana - Educator Performance Evaluation: Educator Evaluation Policy

Educator Evaluation Policy
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The State Legislature has authority over educator assessments.


Compass is Louisiana’s educator support and evaluation system designed to provide all educators with regular, meaningful feedback on their performance. This system promotes a cycle of continuous improvement by providing aligned resources that guide educators throughout the year. The annual evaluations are based 50% of student performance measures. Act 54 of the 2010 Regular Legislative Session revamped the process for evaluating teachers and Act 1 of the 2012 Regular Legislative Session built upon that progress with requirements that teachers be paid and retained based on their performance.

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