Virginia - Educator Performance Evaluation: Educator Evaluation Authority

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


On April 28, 2011, the Board of Education approved the revised documents, Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Teachers and the Virginia Standards for the Professional Practice of Teachers. The guidelines and standards became effective on July 1, 2012. The Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria set forth seven standards for all Virginia teachers. The model calls for 40 percent of teachers’ evaluations to be based on student academic progress, as determined by multiple measures of learning and achievement, including, when available and applicable, student-growth data from VDOE. Standards related to professional knowledge, instructional planning, instructional delivery, assessment of and for student learning, learning environment and professionalism each account for ten percent of the evaluation and performance rating within the model.

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