Evaluation Scoring

Each component of an educator's evaluation results in a score between 1 and 4.  Each component is weighted according to a formula and results in a summative rating between 1 and 4.  Official summative ratings are calculated by an educator's district/the Department, but the simulation tools below can be used to help educators get a sense of how the various components of an evaluation can affect a summative score.

Top Resources
  • 2014-15 Teacher Evaluation Scoring Guide (PPT | PDF)
  • 2014-15 Principal Evaluation Scoring Guide (PPT | PDF)

Teacher Scoring Resources

Median Student Growth Percentiles (mSGP)

Student Growth Objectives (SGOs)

  • SGO Scoring Checkpoints and Considerations (Word | PDF)
  • SGO Scoring Checklist (Word | PDF)
  • Administering and Scoring SGO Assessments (Word | PDF)

Summary Scoring Guidance

2014-15 Teacher Evaluation Scoring Guide (with proposed weight changes) (PPT | PDF)

Observation Signatures: Districts should ensure they have the proper documentation for each required observation in the teacher's personnel file by the time of the summary conference including observer and teacher signatures. Districts using electronic records for observation reports might consider keeping one "signature page" in the teacher's file, listing the sign-off's after each observation. A number of districts have adopted this approach, which they have found to be very efficient.

Summative Rating Cut Scores

Ineffective Partially Effective Effective Highly Effective
1.0 1.85 2.65 3.54.0

Summary Conference Resources

  • Optional 2014-15 mSGP Teacher Summary Conference Form (Word | PDF)
  • Optional 2014-15 non-mSGP Teacher Summary Conference Form (Word | PDF)
Principal/AP/VP Scoring Resources

Median Student Growth Percentiles (mSGP)

Student Growth Objectives (SGOs)

  • SGO Scoring Checkpoints and Considerations (Word | PDF)
  • SGO Scoring Checklist (Word | PDF)
  • Administering and Scoring SGO Assessments (Word | PDF)

Evaluation Leadership Optional Scoring Tools:

Summary Scoring Guidance

  • 2014-15 Principal Evaluation Scoring Guide (PPT | PDF)

Summative Rating Cut Scores

Ineffective Partially Effective Effective Highly Effective
1.0 1.85 2.65 3.54.0

Summary Conference Resources

  • Optional 2014-15 mSGP Principal/AP/VP Summary Conference Form (Word | PDF
  • Optional 2014-15 non-mSGP Principal/AP/VP Summary Conference Form (Word | PDF)