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Assurances for Written Evaluation Systems

The assurances for written evaluation systems are intended to ensure that school districts and BOCES across Colorado implement written evaluation systems that are aligned with Senate Bill 10-191 and the State Board Rules for the Evaluation of Licensed Personnel. CDE successfully collected assurances from all districts indicating how licensed personnel in their district or BOCES are evaluated. View a summary of the educator effectiveness assurances data by district and BOCES (XLS).

Annual Assurance Process

Each year, by July 1st, Colorado districts and BOCES are required to submit assurances that they are implementing the State Model Evaluation System or another evaluation system that adheres to the requirements in statute (C.R.S. 22-9-106) and Colorado State Board of Education rules (1 CCR 301-87) for teachers, principals, and special services providers (SSPs).

Starting with the collection of assurances for the 2020-21 school year, the assurances process has been revised (Educator Effectiveness Assurances Revisions for 2020-21 and 2021-22). It will no longer include the requirement of a website describing details of the LEA’s evaluation process nor a separate signature page, and the assurances process will include more in-depth questions regarding educator evaluation model use. For the 2020-21 school year, assurances include:

  • The educator evaluation model used to evaluate teachers, principals, and all nine categories of SSPs;
  • For those educators evaluated using the state model evaluation system, the weights assigned to the four professional practices quality standards defined in rule;
  • The implementation of the advisory personnel performance evaluation council (also referred to as 1338); and
  • The date by which all educators will be trained on the system that will be used for their evaluation.

To complete the assurances process, the Superintendent/BOCES Executive Director or appointed designee:

  • Collects all information necessary to complete the assurances BEFORE opening the web form; and
  • Completes the online web form. Do not begin to enter your data into this form until you have all the information above because you will not be able to save your work and resume the form later.

Please contact Educator Effectiveness if you have any questions or need any assistance about assurances.

Preparing for Future Years

Beginning with educator evaluation assurances for the 2021-22 school year, the assurances collection will include additional questions about Measures of Student Learning/Outcomes (MSLs/MSOs). You can access further details regarding MSL/MSO questions that will be administered in 2021-22 here.

Colorado Historical Use of Educator Effectiveness Evaluation Models
for Teachers and Principals

Teachers

Model 2015-16
#
​2015-16
%
2016-17
#
​2016-17
%
​​2017-18
#
​2017-18
%
2018-19
#
2018-19
%
2019-20
#
2019-20
%
State 172 92.5% 164 86.3% 163 85.8% 170 88.5% 167 87.4%
Local 14 7.5% 13 6.8% 15 7.9% 15 7.8% 17 8.9%
Combination of State and Local Models 0 0.0% 13 6.8% 12 6.3% 7 3.6% 7 3.7%
Total* 186   190   190   192   191  

Principals

Model ​2015-16
#
​2015-16
%
​2016-17
#
​2016-17
%
​2017-18
#
​2017-18
%
​2018-19
#
​2018-19
%
2019-20
#
​2019-20
%
State 162 91.5% 157 87.2% 156 86.7% 159 88.3% 159 88.8%
Local 15 8.5% 14 7.8% 15 8.3% 15 8.3% 14 7.8%
Combination of State and Local Models 0 0.0% 9 5.0% 9 5.0% 6 3.3% 6 3.4%
Total* 177   180   180   180   179  

*The total represents the number of districts and BOCES who both completed the required reporting of evaluation models used AND employed the type of educator detailed in a given table. Totals vary by year and by category of educator because not all districts and BOCES employ every category of educator.

For prior year data and SSP information, download the summary data spreadsheet linked at the top of the page.