We believe evaluation systems are important in supporting ongoing professional learning using clear standards of practice and expectations. All employees serve an important role in our school district's overall goal of improved learning and achievement for all students.
The purpose of the evaluation handbooks are to provide a structure for staff to self-reflect on their professional practices and for administrators and staff to engage in conversations to improve their work or teaching practices. The evaluation processes stand on the premise that all professionals are committed to improving their performance no matter how skillful they are.
Teaching Staff Evaluation
The Corvallis School District’s evaluation process is based on Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching. This framework is a set of performance standards that describe quality professional practice. The framework rubric breaks down each standard, describing what it looks like at each of the four performance levels. This provides a tool for administrators and licensed staff to engage in conversations about professional growth that will improve the quality of instruction for our students.
- Educator’s Handbook for Professional Growth & Evaluation (updated August 2017)
- Danielson Framework Reference 2013
- ODE FAQs for Educator Evaluation
- Guidance for Setting Student Learning and Growth Goals
- Oregon Department of Education Sample Goals
- Sample Smart Goals
Classified Staff Evaluation
The school district created a classified evaluation rubric designed to use similar language aligned with the licensed evaluations. The standards identify the aspects of an employee’s responsibilities broken out into four domains: Planning and Organization, Communication and Interpersonal Skills, Job Performance, and Professionalism/Follows District Policies and Safety Procedures.