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All North Carolina Professional Educator Evaluation Systems have the following characteristics:
- Their purpose is to support and promote effective leadership, quality teaching, and student learning
- The design is a growth model to improve instruction and enhance professional practice
- The evaluation instruments are based on the Framework for 21st Century Learning and the Standards for Professional Learning
- They are flexible enough to be fair to all educators of varying levels of experience and school settings
- The rubrics are formative in nature based on a rating scale from developing through distinguished
- Multiple data sources, artifacts, and evidence will be used in assessing educator performance
- They will provide the basis for performance goals and professional development activities
The intended purpose of the evaluation instruments is to assess performance in relation to the standards and to serve as a development model for individual growth and development for the practitioner. The Race to the Top Professional Development Leads can provide free training on the evaluation processes, including the most recent actions by the State Board of Education. Please click here to access the Regional Professional Development Lead Directory.
Superintendent, Central Office Administrators and Non-Instructional Staff:
Effective with the 2010-2011 school year, Superintendents and Instructional Central Office Administrators may be evaluated annually using the North Carolina Superintendent Evaluation Process. The intended purpose of the North Carolina Superintendent Evaluation Process is to assess superintendents in relation to research-based strategies that have been proven to be effective. For purposes of the policy, central office staff includes Deputy, Assistant, and Associate Superintendents.
Summary of Superintendent Evaluation Process
Superintendent Evaluation Manual
Summary of Central Office Evaluation Process (Coming Soon!)
Central Office Staff Evaluation Manual
NC Superintendent and Instructional Central Office Staff Evaluation Process Power Point
Principals and Assistant Principals:
Effective with the 2010-2011 school year, Principals and Assistant Principals are to be evaluated annually using the North Carolina School Executive Evaluation Rubric. The intended purpose of the principal evaluation process is to focus on formative professional development in a collegial way to assess the principal’s performance in relation to the Standards for School Executives.
Summary of Principal and Assistant Principal Evaluation Process
Principal and Assistant Principal Evaluation Manual
(pdf, 1.4mb) LAST UPDATED: OCTOBER 1, 2012
Sample Training PPT
(ppt, 7.9mb) LAST UPDATED: OCTOBER 8, 2010
Effective with the 2011 – 2012 school year, Teachers are to be evaluated annually using the North Carolina Teacher Evaluation Rubric in its full or abbreviated form. The intended purpose of the teacher evaluation process is to provide teachers with meaningful feedback on their performance while assessing their performance in relation to the Professional Teaching Standards.
Summary of Teacher Evaluation Process (Coming Soon!)
Teacher Evaluation Manual
(pdf, 1.3mb) LAST UPDATED: NOVEMBER 30, 2012
Professional Development Plan
Comparison Chart of Abbreviated and Full Evaluations