Montana - Educator Performance Evaluation: Educator Evaluation Authority

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


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
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