Overview of Senate Bill 10-191
Senate Bill 10-191 changed the way both principals and teachers are evaluated in Colorado with the ultimate goal of continuously supporting educators' professional growth and, in turn, accelerating student results.
The evaluation requirements include opportunities for reflection, review, professional development, and growth. S.B. 10-191 requirements include:
- Annual evaluations for all teachers and principals
- Evaluation based on statewide Quality Standards defining what it means to be an effective teacher or principal; the professional practice Quality Standards account for half of an educator's annual evaluation
- The other half of an educator's annual evaluation is based on the Quality Standard that measures student learning over time
- Non-probationary status (tenure) is earned after three consecutive years of demonstrated effectiveness
- Non-probationary status is lost after two consecutive years of ineffective ratings
The following links provide an introduction to the work that is being conducted by Colorado Department of Education. We recommend watching the videos for the most comprehensive understanding.
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