Field Test


In an effort to become familiarized and obtain feedback regarding the Colorado Model Teacher Evaluation System, principals, assistant principals and one hundred four teachers participated in a 2012-2013 Field Test.


Participant Quotes:

”This is about distinguishing between effective teachers and noneffective teachers.  This is not intended to be a firing tool. It is going to help teachers better themselves by demonstrating effective teaching strategies and in turn helping students with their understandings. Also, if teachers are required to go through this every year, then it will hold us accountable to maintain reflective and up to date teaching for the betterment of our students." 

"My participation in this training moves me to advocate for a common sense of approach as these high expectations are "rolled out". I hope educators feel as invited into this process as do. I hope we have enough support, in order to generate willing and genuine efforts. I hope we are afforded appropriate and explicit boundaries around these challenges so that we are motivated by possibility rather than discouraged by constant fear. I hope we are given guidelines which recognize our job description is virtually impossible to fulfill.”


The Field Test included every principal and assistant principal as well as 104 Cherry Creek School District Teacher Partners:

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