Educator Evaluation

Every student must have highly effective teachers.
Every school must have highly effective leaders & support professionals.
We must support educators throughout their careers.

Educator excellence is essential to improving student achievement. Educator excellence begins with clear standards for educator practice.  Improvement of achievement requires implementing strong practices in recruiting, developing, recognizing, and retaining talented and demonstrably successful staff in LEAs.

NEW!! Transition from EPSS to Educator Evaluation Management (EEM)

Thank you to all who attended either the April 24 or May 1 webinar on transitioning to the new Frontline Employee Evaluation Management System (EEM) from EPSS. In case you missed it, or would like to review the information provided, you can watch it at the link below. While the webinar goes into greater detail, here are some of the benefits for transitioning to this new system:

  • RIDE will no longer need to act as the “middleman”: districts will manage their own evaluation forms. Forms are customizable. Reports can be customized at no additional cost. 
  • Evaluations can begin immediately if a teacher switches districts: there is no longer the need for RIDEmap evaluation roles. 
  • Educators on the cyclical process can be categorized as such to make evaluation timelines more transparent and manageable. 
  • This new system allows for access to the 2011 and 2013 Framework for Teaching rubrics where EPSS did not; having this access gives evaluators the ability to give their educators feedback that directly aligns with the rubrics.

  • Webinar Recording [MP4, 58MB]
  • Frequently Asked Questions [PDF, 321KB]

Statewide report on educator evaluation data from school years 2014-15 and 2015-16

Educator Evaluation Report - Year 3 and Year 4 [PDF, 955 KB]

As a state, we are focused on enriching the conversations related to instruction and student learning. And as part of our commitment to ongoing transparency regarding educator evaluation data and changes to our models, we have released a report from the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years. This report captures general model use and educator final effectiveness ratings and student learning ratings.

If you need assistance, your questions and comments are welcome at EdEval@ride.ri.gov.