Experience and research tell us that effective educators are the single most important school based factor determining student success. The DPI Educator Effectiveness Team is dedicated to guiding the training, piloting, and implementation of a Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness System that will support and improve professional practice leading to improved student outcomes. This includes assuring that educators have access to quality data identifying individual areas of strength, as well as areas of needed improvement. The work of the Educator Effectiveness Team is grounded in the belief that every child in every classroom deserves to have excellent teachers and excellent building leaders who are supported in their ongoing professional growth.
Guiding Principles of the System
Informed by the CCSSO document “Transforming Teaching and Leading: A Vision for a High-Quality Educator Development System", the Design Team believes that:
- A strong evaluation system for educators is designed to provide information that supports decisions intended to ensure continuous individual and system effectiveness.
- Such a system must be well-articulated, manageable, reliable and sustainable.
The goal of Wisconsin's Educator Effectiveness Evaluation System is to provide students with highly qualified and effective educators who positively affect student learning.
To that end, an effective educator evaluation system must deliver information that:
- Guides effective educational practice that is aligned with student learning and development.
- Documents evidence of effective educator practice.
- Documents evidence of student learning. Improving student learning is the ultimate goal of the system.
- Informs appropriate professional development.
- Informs educator preparation programs.
- Supports a full range of human resource decisions.
- Is credible, valid, reliable, comparable, and uniform across districts.
CESA 9 Contact(s):
Director of School Improvement Services
715-453-2141 ext. 222
IT Support/Program Asst.
715-453-2141 ext. 234