Evaluation and Support Services

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  • Professional Learning - Data

    Professional learning that enhances both educator practice and outcomes for each and every student requires the use of both quantitative and qualitative student, educator and system data to plan, implement, monitor, and assess professional learning.

  • Professional Learning - Implementation

    Professional learning that enhances both educator practice and outcomes for each and every student applies change research and uses tools to identify and support the developmental stages of change and ensures the fidelity of implementation.

  • Professional Learning - Leadership

    Professional learning that enhances both educator practice and outcomes for each and every student requires and develops leadership capacity at all levels to advocate for and create systems for professional learning.

  • Professional Learning - Learning Communities

    Professional learning that enhances both educator practice and outcomes for each and every student occurs within learning communities committed to continuous growth, collective responsibility, family and community engagement and alignment of district and school vision and goals.

  • Professional Learning - Learning Designs

    Professional learning that enhances both educator practice and outcomes for each and every student integrates research on effective adult learning and uses flexible learning designs to achieve intended outcomes.

  • Professional Learning - Outcomes

    Professional learning that enhances both educator practice and outcomes for each and every student is aligned with district/school goals, relevant Connecticut standards, and other agreed-upon standards for educator practice and student growth.

  • Professional Learning - Resources

    Professional learning that enhances both educator practice and outcomes for each and every student requires purposeful planning for the identification, coordination, monitoring, evaluation, and equitable use and allocation of resources to support educator learning.

  • Professional Learning Podcasts

    A podcast series focused on the Connecticut standards for professional learning.

  • Professional Learning Providers

    A comprehensive list of professional learning providers in Connecticut.

  • Sample SLOs by Content Area

    The Student Learning Goal/Objective in the teacher evaluation and support system is a carefully planned, broad academic goal that a teacher sets at the beginning of the year for all students or subgroups of students and is informed by available data. It is measured by Indicators of Academic Growth and Development (IAGDs), which include specific targets for student learning and expected outcomes over an entire course or year of instruction.

  • SEED Model

    Connecticut’s System for Educator Evaluation and Development (SEED) is a model evaluation and support system that is aligned to the Connecticut Guidelines for Educator Evaluation (Core Requirements), which were adopted by the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC) in 2012 and revised in 2014, and inform implementation of a model teacher and administrator evaluation and support system which was piloted in 2012-13 school year.

  • Surveys for Administrator Evaluation

    To ensure that districts use effective survey instruments in the administrator evaluation process, and to allow educators to share results across district boundaries, CSDE has adopted recommended survey instruments as part of the SEED State Model for administrator evaluation.

  • The role of the Administrator in Educator Evaluation

    Online modules and guidance documents for administrators regarding educator evaluation.

  • The Student Learning Goals/Objectives Process

    The process begins before the start of the new school year with the superintendent identifying the instructional priorities for the district, which informs the instructional priorities of each school and thus informs the administrator’s student learning priorities. Teacher then examine their own student data and set goals to address the learning priorities identified by their administrators.