• Application Information

    teacher with student.The Department welcomes applications from LEAs interested in implementing a research based evaluation model and/or developing processes to increase student achievement. Alternative Educator Evaluation Systems enables LEAs to offer greater creativity, flexibility, support, and accountability for teachers, specialists, and system leaders.

    Applications may be for teacher, specialist, and system leaders (assistant principals, principals, directors, superintendents). 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.

    Application Instructions and Supporting Documents

    2020-2021 Alternative Educator Evaluation System Application Timeline

    (New Applicants and Existing Renewal/Modification Applicants)


    September 16, 2019: Application Process Opens


    October 31, 2019: Intent to Apply Forms Due to DDOE


    November 8, 2019: Info Sessions scheduled with LEAs who submitted Intent to Apply Forms
    November 10-16, 2019: Information Sessions for new applicants held at LEA location


    January 30, 2020: Application Due to DDOE


    February 28, 2020: Feedback provided to applicants (Round 1)


    March 30, 2020: Feedback provided to applicants (Round 2)


    April 30, 2020: Resubmissions due to DDOE


    June 5, 2020: DDOE notifies LEA of application decision


    August 1, 2020: Training Dates submitted to DDOE


    Please contact:
    Raushann Austin, Education Associate - Educator Effectiveness
    Educator Supports Team
    Email: raushann.austin@doe.k12.de.us
    Phone: (302) 735-4023

Last Modified on March 12, 2020