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ERIC Number: ED565699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 56
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation Pilot Advisory Committee (EPAC): Final Report, 2013
New Jersey Department of Education
This report represents the work of New Jersey's Evaluation Pilot Advisory Committee (EPAC) from 2011-2013. The EPAC Interim Report, published in February 2013, summarized the establishment of the EPAC, key lessons learned from the 2011-12 teacher evaluation pilot, and recommendations for statewide roll-out of a more effective educator evaluation system. This final report emphasizes the experiences and lessons learned from the second year of the teacher evaluation pilot and the 2012-13 principal evaluation pilot based on interviews, surveys, and discussions with EPAC participants and pilot district staff.1 The writing and recommendations within are the result of a collaborative effort between representatives of the EPAC and the New Jersey Department of Education ("the Department"). While this report attempts to capture EPAC's work as thoroughly and fairly as possible, any particular recommendation or viewpoint expressed does not necessarily represent the opinion of all members of the committee. The report includes five sections: (1) Part One outlines the background and context for evaluation reform in New Jersey; (2) Part Two describes how policy decisions for AchieveNJ, New Jersey's educator evaluation system, were informed by the pilot program and the EPAC; (3) Part Three provides practical advice for districts in implementing AchieveNJ; (4) Part Four focuses on the lessons learned from New Jersey's principal pilot districts; and 5 Part Five provides perspective on the opportunities and challenges that districts will face during the first few years of implementing AchieveNJ. The following are appended: (1) Glossary and Acronyms; (2) Teacher Pilot Districts Years 1 and 2; (3) Principal Pilot Districts; (4) AchieveNJ: Resources Guide; (5) Sample Teacher Evaluation Schedule for AchieveNJ Implementation; (6) Teacher Observation Data by Cohort, Observer, and Teacher; and (7) Appointed Members of the EPAC.
New Jersey Department of Education. 100 River View Plaza, P.O. Box 500, Trenton, NJ 08625-0500. Tel: 609-292-4469; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
IES Cited: ED556130