Teacher & Administrator Evaluations

Teacher Evaluation: Overview

Teacher evaluation consists of two primary components:

  • Teacher Practice - measured primarily by classroom observations; and
  • Student Achievement  - measured by Student Growth Objectives, and, additionally, Student Growth Percentiles for teachers of students who take state tests.

Achieve NJ Graphic
AchieveNJ relies on multiple measures of performance to evaluate teachers. These measures include components of both student achievement and teacher practice. 

Teacher Practice
Teacher practice is measured by performance on a state-approved teacher practice instrument (e.g., Danielson, Marzano, et al.), which is used to gather evidence primarily through classroom observations.

Student Achievement
Students enter classrooms at varying levels of achievement and educators deserve credit for helping them progress. AchieveNJ, wherever possible, incorporates measures of student growth over time, not a single snapshot of proficiency.

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