Step 4: Formative Assessment
For educators on Educator Plans of one year or less in duration (Developing Educator Plans, Directed Growth Plans, and Improvement Plans), the evaluator will complete a mid-year Formative Assessment Report to provide the educator with feedback on his/her progress.
Educators on two year Self Directed Growth Plans do not participate in the mid-year Formative Assessment Process.
For the Formative Assessment, educators must submit evidence related to progress toward their SMART goals (evidence of completion of action steps, and progress against benchmarks), and are invited to submit additional evidence in support of their performance. One piece of evidence may be used to document more than one SMART goal and/or rubric element.
The evaluator will complete a Formative Assessment Report (see form below) to provide qualitative feedback to the educator on his/her progress toward his/her foals and progress towards proficiency based on the available evidence. The evaluator will indicate where evidence is sufficient, and where additional evidence is needed to demonstrate proficiency. The report should provide guidance to assist the educator in developing his/her practice.
The annual timelines for the submission of evidence for Formative and Summative Evaluations are available in the Evaluation Timeline section.