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Educator Effectiveness

Information, resources, and research about measuring and improving educator effectiveness

Maine is engaged in a collaborative and multi-faceted effort to assist schools and districts who are interested in creating valid, reliable evaluations for teachers and principals that help educators to continually improve their skills, knowledge, and practice.



Evaluation Model Stakeholders Group This group is charged with approving any evaluation models that include elements of student achievement.

Evaluation Review Template (PDF) The tool used by the Evaluation Models Stakeholders Group to review and approve evaluation models for teachers that include multiple measures of student achievement as a component.





Maine’s Approved Models - Coming soon! Models approved by the Evaluation Models Stakeholders Group will be posted here.

Web Links

Guide to Teacher Evaluation: A guide to resources for measuring teacher effectiveness provided by the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality.

Teacher Data Reports: An example of an electronic report for New York City’s teacher evaluation model.

National Education Policy Center: Guidance on measuring teacher effectiveness.

System for teacher and Student Advancement (TAP Model)

Measuring the Effectiveness of School Leaders (Val-Ed Model)

National Models

The TAP Model

Philadelphia Model

VAL ED for Principals


Charlotte Danielson: Assessing Teacher Effectiveness - PowerPoint / PDF

Laura Goe, PhD: Student Learning and Achievement in Measuring Teacher Effectiveness - PowerPoint / PDF

Sean P. Corcoran: The Use of Value-Added Measures of Teacher Effectiveness in Policy and Practice - PDF