Access important links, information, and resources regarding educator evaluation here.
If you need assistance, your questions and comments are welcome at EdEval@ride.ri.gov.
All Rhode Island public schools have implemented approved evaluation systems over the past 4 years. We’ve all learned a lot, and the time is right to take a step back and work together across the five approved models to develop a shared understanding of teaching performance regardless of the specific model being implemented . During the current school year, RIDE will work with leaders from LEAs using all models toward generating a shared understanding of teaching performance at different levels. The first step is the revision of the current performance level descriptors. Performance Level Descriptors, or PLDs, are model-neutral, general descriptions of performance intended to promote a common understanding and agreement among Rhode Island educators. All teachers, school administrators, and district administrators are invited to a January drop-in session (regardless of model in use) to provide feedback and suggest revisions on what Highly Effective, Effective, Developing, and Ineffective teaching practice looks like. This session will take place on:
Click on the link above to register. Feedback at this session will be used to inform revisions to the performance-level descriptors. The PLD revision process will not address changing model rubrics, SLOs, or current LEA processes. If you have any questions about these sessions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Carrie Appel or Lisa Foehr.
Beginning of Year Information
Getting Started with EPSS [PDF, 3 MB]
End of Year Information
Evaluation Data Submission Guidance [PDF, 443KB]
Evaluation Data Reporting Spreadsheet [CSV, 6KB]
EPSS Closeout and Turnover [PDF, 501KB]
Establishing Teacher-Course-Student Connections
Teacher-Course-Student (TCS) rosters allow the Rhode Island Department of Education to connect student-level data with specific courses and teachers. These data provide teachers and administrators with classroom-level data that can be used to inform school, district and state-level decisions about policy, practice, and resources. This document provides information about the systems using TCS rosters and outlines the requirements and considerations for creating a district-level contributing educator policy, which helps ensure that TCS connections are made consistently throughout the district.
Rhode Island Growth Model Reports
Accessing Growth Data for Administrators [PDF, 247KB]
Accessing Growth Data for Teachers [PDF, 240KB]
Year Two Report on Educator Evaluations
During the 2013-14 school year, Rhode Island educators were engaged in the second year of full implementation of educator evaluations under teacher and building administrator evaluation systems approved by the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE). The statewide educator evaluation effort is based on the belief that implementing fair, accurate, and meaningful educator evaluations will help improve teaching and learning.
Year Two Report on Educator Evaluations [PDF,1,096KB]
Year One Report on Educator Evaluations
Providing Rhode Island educators with more useful and honest performance evaluations is a long-term project, and this is our first report on statewide results.
2013 Evaluation Data External Report [PDF, 860KB]
LEA-Level Evaluation Results 2012-13 [XLSX, 21KB]
The six standards that comprise the Educator Evaluation System Standards were crafted to support the work of school districts to assure educator quality through a comprehensive district educator evaluation system.
Developed by a working group comprised of teachers, administrators, and other educators from throughout the state, the RI Code of Professional Responsibilities, along with the Rhode Island Educational Leadership Standards, were used to develop the Professional Responsibilities Rubric for the RI Model Educator Evaluation System.
Developed by a working group comprised of teachers, administrators, and other educators from throughout the state, the RI Standards for Educational Leadership ,along with the Rhode Island Code of Professional Responsibilities, were used to develop the Professional Responsibilities Rubric for the RI Model Educator Evaluation System.
The Common Core State Standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate from high school able to succeed in college, careers and life. The Standards were developed as a state-led effort of 48 states, 2 territories and the District of Columbia and coordinated by the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers. Read more about our literacy standards or mathematics standards.
Office of Educator Quality and Certification (EQAC)
Documents on this site require the use of the following programs:
DOC - Microsoft Word
PDF - Acrobat Reader
PPT - Microsoft PowerPoint
XLS - Microsoft Excel
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