On June 28, 2011, the Massachusetts Board of Elementary
and Secondary Education (DESE) adopted new regulations to guide the
evaluation of all educators serving in positions requiring a
license-teachers, principals, superintendents, and other administrators.
The regulations are designed first and foremost to promote leaders' and
teachers' growth and development. They place student learning at the
center of the process using multiple measures of student learning. By
2013-2014, every district in the Commonwealth will be phasing in
evaluation processes and procedures.
When the district negotiated the new teacher contract
last year (2012), the teachers' union and the school committee agreed to
bargain the details of the new educator evaluation sytem as part of the
the new contract. Because Beverly is a Race To The Top district, we
were required to implement the new educator evaluation system beginning
with the 2012-2013 school year.
This section of the website is designed to post the
important elements of the negotiated system and will serve as a resource
for our teaching and administrative staff. Links to contract language are posted in left panel of this page. As we continue to work to
implement the program, we will post new documents.
The full overview of the educator evaluation system can be found on the DESE website at: www.doe.mass.edu/edval.