Alternative Educator Evaluation Systems
Application, Renewal, and Modification Information for SY 2019-20
The Department welcomes applications from Local Education Agencies (LEAs) interested in creating their own evaluation models and processes in the spirit of increasing differentiated educator support and accountability and, ultimately, increased levels of student achievement. Applications may be for teacher, specialist, assistant principal, principal, district leader and/or superintendent evaluation systems. All applications must comply with requirements outlined in Delaware state code and any additional guidance provided by the Delaware Department of Education. All educator evaluation systems must be state-approved.
Timeline & Key Dates for 2019-20 Application Season
September 11, 2018 - Application Released
February 15, 2019 - Intent to Apply Form Due to DDOE
February & March 2019 - Information Sessions for LEAs with Intent to Apply
March 29, 2019 - Application and All Accompanying Materials Due to DDOE
May 10, 2019 - DDOE Provides Feedback on Application
June 3, 2019 - Resubmitted Applications Due to DDOE (if required)
July 8, 2019 - Delaware Department of Education Provides Application Decisions
August 1, 2019 - All Approved Systems Must Provide Detailed Plans on the Design, Development, & Roll Out of their Observer Training & Credentialing Assessments
All application information and instructions can be found in the following document. This document contains information for new LEA applicants and for existing LEA system renews or modifications.
Alternative Educator Evaluation System Application Instructions -- For New Applicants & Existing System Modifications & Renewals
Please note that an "Intent to Apply Form" is due to the Delaware Department of Education on February 15, 2019.
Questions about alternative evaluation systems?
Contact:Shannon Holston, Director - Educator Effectiveness
Educator Supports Team
Email: Shannon.Holston@doe.k12.de.usPhone: (302) 735-4023