New Connecticut educator evaluation guidelines that focus on growth rather than compliance are now available for your review. They reduce the burden on teachers so you can focus on your students instead of paperwork.
CEA had a significant role in shaping these guidelines. CEA Vice President Joslyn DeLancey and Teacher Development Specialist Dr. Kate Field both served on the state’s Educator Evaluation and Support Council that worked to develop the new guidelines. For over two years, the group of education stakeholders worked to learn, reflect, collaborate, plan, and eventually redesign the evaluation guidelines.
The new guidelines were unanimously adopted by the State Board of Education on June 14, and after an internal review by the State Department of Education to ensure they align with new legislation, the final version of the Connecticut guidelines is now available.
School districts will need to rewrite their educator evaluation plans this year to align with the new guidelines. New plans will then have to be approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education and will need to be in place for the 2024-25 school year. CEA will be providing training on the new guidelines and offering support for professional development and evaluation committees. If you have any questions or are looking for training support in your district, please don’t hesitate to reach out to CEA’s Joslyn DeLancey or Kate Field.
Thank you to all who have supported our work to create a better educator evaluation system in Connecticut.