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RI Model Guidance & FAQs

This page provides guidance and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the RI Model Evaluation & Support System. Topics relate to evaluation system standards and laws that impact local implementation of evaluation systems.

Educator Evaluation System Standards

In 2009, RI adopted standards, now in statute, for districts to implement a comprehensive educator evaluation system. These standards continue to frame the minimum requirements for districts in developing a local evaluation system that suits the needs of their local context.

Cyclical Legislation

RIGL 16-12-11 is the law that explains the cyclical process for teachers and support professionals evaluated in RI public schools. Please refer to these guidance documents explaining how districts should stagger caseloads, and evaluated educators based on their Final Effectiveness Ratings.

District Evaluation Committees (DECs)

As stated in the Educator Evaluation System Standards, each LEA should maintain a District Evaluation Committee, comprised of teacher leaders, evaluators, and district leadership. This committee is meant to be the decision-making body for the evaluation system and processes necessary for implementation. The following guidance was written to help frame the purpose and role of this committee at the district level.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

This question-and-answer format seeks to provide answers to common questions that individuals have asked since the implementation of the RI Model Evaluation system in 2012-13.

Your questions and comments are welcome at EdEval@ride.ri.gov.