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Michigan Teacher Evaluation Requirements

Per Executive Order by the Governor on 4/2/2020 in response to COVID-19 the Governor has temporarily suspended the requirement for teacher and administrator evaluations for the 2019-2020 school year.

Information can be found on page 11. https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/MIEOG/2020/04/02/file_attachments/1417518/EO%202020-35.pdf

H. Strict compliance with rules and procedures under section 1249, 1249a, 1249b, and 1250(1) of the School Code, MCL 380.1249, 380.1249a, 380.1249b, and 380.1250(1), and under section 104 of the School Aid Act, MCL 388.1704, is temporarily suspended so as to waive any requirement for assessments or other performance evaluations of teachers and district administrators during the 2019-2020 school year. 

In November 2015, Public Act 173 was signed into law, providing important clarity to the ongoing policy discussions about the direction of teacher evaluations in Michigan.  Implementing Michigan’s educator evaluation law with fidelity is a key strategy in our efforts to see Michigan become a top ten education state within the next ten years. Teacher evaluations are implicitly linked to MDE’s Strategic Goal #3, to “develop, support, and sustain a high-quality, prepared, and collaborative education workforce.”

In June 2016, Public Act 170 was signed into law, specifically stating in Section 1249(8) that a “teacher” is defined as “an individual who has a valid Michigan teaching certificate or authorization; who is employed, or contracted for, by a school district, intermediate school district, or public school academy; and who is assigned by the school district, intermediate school district, or public school academy to deliver direct instruction to pupils in any of grades K to 12 as a teacher of record.”

State Approved Observation Tools for Teachers

Additional Resources

Student growth information and requirements. Starting in the 2019-20 school year the student growth percentage is set to be a required 40% of the final summative staff performance score.

https://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-5683_75438_78528—,00.html

Legislation that pertains to teacher effectiveness and teacher evaluations can be found here.

https://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-5683_75438_78529—,00.html

Administrator evaluation data from the department of education

Administrator Evaluations

In November 2015, Public Act 173 was signed into law, providing important clarity to the ongoing policy discussions about the direction of educator administrator evaluations in Michigan.  Implementing Michigan’s educator evaluation law with fidelity is a key strategy in our efforts to see Michigan become a top ten education state within the next ten years. Administrator evaluations are implicitly linked to MDE’s Strategic Goal #3, to “develop, support, and sustain a high-quality, prepared, and collaborative education workforce.”

For more information, please contact the Office of Educator Excellence (OEE) at MDE-EdEvals@michigan.gov

State Approved Observation Tools for Administrators

Administrator Evaluation Resources

The National Council on Teacher Quality report on education evaluation across all 50 states.

Additional Resources

This is the commissioned report on educator evaluations that informed the Michigan Educator Evaluation Legislation. The link above provides background information on the council, an executive summary of its recommendations, and the full report