Excellent Educators for New Jersey (EE4NJ) Pilot Program Principal Effectiveness Evaluation System

Division: Educator Effectiveness
Office: Evaluation

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Purpose: In 2011 the NJDOE created the Excellent Educators for New Jersey (EE4NJ) program to identify and fund districts willing to implement the EETF recommendations concerning teacher evaluation and provide feedback to the Department to inform statewide implementation. The NJDOE is now expanding the EE4NJ program to include a principal evaluation pilot program. In accordance with the NGO for the teacher pilot, the purpose of this NGO is to identify and fund districts willing to implement the EETF recommendations on the evaluation of principals and provide timely and considered feedback to the NJDOE to inform ongoing planning for statewide scale up and implementation. Specifically, the NJDOE is seeking individual local education agencies (LEAs) or groups of LEAs who form a consortium to participate in the EE4NJ principal pilot program during the 2012-2013 school year. The NJDOE will select LEAs that demonstrate a readiness and commitment to implement the recommended evaluation system and who will engage in instrument testing and/or development, data-gathering, reporting and dialogue with the NJDOE during the pilot year. Funds for this principal evaluation pilot program will be awarded by the NJDOE through a competitive grant process to eligible applicants who submit high quality proposals that demonstrate their capacity and commitment to carry out the terms and conditions stipulated for participation in the program. The grant period will cover a period of 15 months, from August 1, 2012 through October 31, 2013, in order to allow sufficient time for participants to collect and review student performance data from the 2012-2013 school year.

Eligible Agencies: LEAs, including Charter Schools with active administrative and teaching staff in NJ.

Approximate Number of Awards: 20 Grant Program Type: Competitive
Total Amt. Available: $500,000 Application Due Date: 5/30/2012