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GCO, Evaluation of Professional Staff

File:  GCO





In order to assure a high quality of teacher and administrator performance and to advance the instructional programs of the schools, a continuous program for teacher and administrator evaluation will be established by the School Committee.  Regular reports will be made to the superintendent concerning the outcomes of these evaluations.


The evaluation process will include:


  1. The development and periodic review of techniques and procedures for making evaluations.
  2. Interpretation of the information gained in the evaluative process in terms of the objectives of the instructional program.
  3. The application of the information gained to the planning of staff development and in-service training activities, which are designed to improve instruction and increase teacher competence.


The evaluation process will include self-evaluation, supervisor initiated observations, and teacher-initiated observations.


Formal evaluations will be written and will be discussed by the supervisor and the person being evaluated.  The discussions may either precede or follow the writing of the evaluation document.  Copies of the written document will be signed by both parties and incorporated into the personnel files of the teacher or administrator.  The teacher’s or administrator’s written response to the evaluation will be attached to the evaluation.  The signature should indicate that the evaluation has been read and discussed.


The written evaluation should be specific in terms of the person’s strengths and areas for growth.  Those areas where improvement is needed should be clearly set forth and recommendations for improvement should be made.  Subsequent evaluations should address themselves to any improvement or to any continuing identified areas for growth that are observed.



[Adopted:  6/97]

[Revised: March 2003]

[Revised: June 2016]


Source:  Massachusetts Association of School Committees, Inc.




Collective Bargaining Agreements


M.G.L. 69:1B; 71:38, 71:38Q; 150E; 152B

603 CMR 35:00



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