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ERIC Number: ED536797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 30
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 28
Vermont Guidelines for Teacher & Leader Effectiveness
Vermont Department of Education
In March 2011, the State of Vermont Department of Education charged the Vermont Task Force on Teacher & Leader Effectiveness to develop guidelines for teacher and leader evaluation. Knowing and respecting the fiercely independent nature of Vermonters, Task Force members were committed to developing these guidelines for creating and assessing evaluation systems and not creating a plan or template for school districts to adopt. The "Vermont Guidelines for Teacher & Leader Effectiveness" includes a set of nine principles for effective evaluation, a general evaluation framework, samples of frameworks being used around the nation, evaluation standards for principals and teachers, levels of performance, a description of the evaluation cycle, and guidelines for implementation. The report presents an explanation and discussion of multiple indicators, as well as information about developing and supporting teachers and leaders through mentoring and peer assistance. The document is intended to clarify essential elements of a high-quality teacher and leader evaluation system and provide guidance as districts work to design or improve their evaluation systems. Teachers and leaders are critically important to the success of students. Appended are: (1) Task Force Members; (2) Definitions of Teacher Effectiveness and Principal Effectiveness; (3) Glossary of Terms; and (4) Report on Induction with Mentoring.
Vermont Department of Education. 120 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05620-2501. Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vermont Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Vermont