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Excellent Educators for New Jersey

NJ Educator Effectiveness Task Force Report


Governor Christie established the Educator Effectiveness Task Force through a September 28, 2010 Executive Order. Nine members, with experience in and knowledge of education policy, administration, and teaching, were selected on October 28, 2010.

The Task Force was charged with recommending an educator evaluation system based on measures of effectiveness. According to the Executive Order, its recommendations were to include measures of student achievement (representing at least 50% of the evaluation); demonstrated practices of effective teachers and leaders; and weights for the various components.

To complete its work, the Task Force, with the support of staff from the Department of Education, reviewed the latest research on educator evaluations, examined systems in use both in-state and across the nation, and studied a range of issues related to the development of high-quality evaluation systems, such as observation protocols, growth measures, and special education considerations. The Task Force met 12 times between November 16, 2010 and March 1, 2011.

The framework

Recommended Framework for the New Teacher Evaluation System