New REL Guide Offers Assistance with Monitoring the Implementation of Educator Evaluation Systems

The implementation of new educator evaluation systems is an important issue for states and districts. The IES Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Central has developed a new guide providing a three-step process for state departments of education to monitor district implementation of state- or district-developed educator evaluation systems:

1. Develop state guidelines for educator evaluation systems.
2. Develop data-collection methods for both policy and practice data.
3. Determine adherence criteria and review data against the criteria.

For each step of the process, the guide provides sample tools developed by REL Central and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Districts can use the process and tools to self-monitor implementation and guide further development of their educator evaluation systems.

For more information, see the IES Regional Educational Laboratory Program webpage or download the guide here: