Professional Standards for Educational Leaders

  • In 2015, the National Policy Board for Educational Administration released the Professional Standards of Educational Leaders as an update for the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium(ISLLC) standards. 

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Maryland Evaluation Rubric

  • The rubric defines which the professional practices warrant ratings of highly effective, effective, developing, and ineffective educational leadership.

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Maryland Evaluation Guidebook

  • The guidebook for principal supervisors can be used in collaboration with principals to support the implementation of the Professional Standards of Educational Leaders Rubric to enhance the overall performance and effectiveness of principals.

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Teacher and Principal Evaluation

COMAR 13A.07.09 and the Education Reform Act of 2010 identify requirements for the evaluation of teachers and principals. All teachers and principals are required to be evaluated annually using either the state evaluation model or an approved locally developed model.

The evaluation process is designed to promote improvements in professional practice. The purpose of the state evaluation model is to foster student achievement through the continuous improvement of educators and school leaders[1].

Evaluations consists of professional practice and student growth measures. The evaluations are conducted according to standards that guide not only evaluation but also preparation programs and licensure. The Maryland State Board of Education adopted the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) in February 2017. Professional practice domains for teachers are planning and preparation; classroom environment; instruction; and professional responsibilities. 

The Office of Leadership Development and School Improvement collaborates with stakeholders to ensure evaluation practices promote student learning.

 

[1] The proposed COMAR 13A.07.09.05A changes.

Teacher and Principal Evaluation Data Collection

Data Collection Manual

  • Maryland collects the teacher and principal evaluation data following the protocols described in the data collection manual. 

  • A webinar to review the 2019-2020 manual was held on June 4, 2020. The resources for the webinar are available here. The webinar recording will be available soon.

  • Click here to download the manual for the 2019-2020 School Year.

Data Submission Window

  • Teachers

    • Opens the last Friday of June.

    • Closes the last Friday of July.

      • For the 2019-2020 School Year:​ June 26, 2020 to July 31, 2020​

  • Principals

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Teacher and Principal (TPE) Data Collection Webinar

  • June 4, 2020​

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Teacher and Principal Evaluation Standards

In 2017, the Maryland State Department of Education adopted the Professional Standards of Educational Leaders to guide administrator preparation, licensure, and evaluation in Maryland.

Principals:

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The majority of Maryland's local school systems have adopted the Danielson framework or a modified Danielson framework.

Teachers:

Danielson Framework

  • The framework first created 23 years ago has been continually updated to reflect the current learning environment. The framework organizes practices into four domains: Planning and Preparation, The Classroom Environment, Instruction, and Professional Responsibilities.

Evaluator Training

Resources

  • The Office of Leadership Development and School Improvement partnered with Insight Education Group to facilitate evaluator training for school leadership teams. The purpose of the training was to provide a common foundation for effective practices.

  • Local school system leaders are encouraged to use the evaluator training resources to support effective evaluation practices in their schools. 

Teacher and Principal Evaluation Regulations

Summary of Laws

  • COMAR 13A.07.09 and Education Reform Act of 2010, as well as COMAR 13A.12.04.04 are the laws and regulations addressing teacher and principal evaluation. 

  • Click here for a summary of these laws.

  • Click here for COMAR 13A.07.09-Evaluation of Teachers and Principals

  • Click here for Education Reform Act of 2010

  • Click here for COMAR 13A.12.04.04   

Teacher and Principal Evaluation Conference Sessions

Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP)

Spring Conference, March 29, 2019

Maryland Association of Elementary School Principals (MAESP)

Spring Conference, March 8, 2019

Current Events-Teacher and Principal Evaluation

Teacher and Principal Evaluation Data Submission Window

Teachers: June 26-July 31

Principals: August 14-September 11

Teacher and Principal Evaluation Data Webinar

June 4, 2020

Topics covered include the 2019-2020 school year TPE data submission process, data file requirements, updates, and relevant resources

Teacher and Principal Evaluation
COVID-19 Guidance 

May 2020

Read guidance on student growth waivers, observing virtual instruction, and the process for submitting teacher and principal evaluation data.

Student Growth Waiver

April 28, 2020

The State Board of Education approved a waiver of student growth requirements associated with the evaluation cycle was approved. A local school system must work with the local collective bargaining unit to modify their local evaluation models. Waiver implementations need to be reflected in data submitted for Teacher and Principal Evaluations for the 2019-2020 school year.

The Office of Leadership Development and
School Improvement
Maryland State Department of Education

200 W. Baltimore St. Baltimore, MD. 

Assistant State Superintendent,

tiara.booker-dwyer@maryland.gov 

The mission of the Office of Leadership Development and School Improvement is to provide leadership, support, and technical assistance to local school systems to improve school performance and foster the development, growth, and retention of effective leaders. 

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Updated: November 16, 2020