The OSSE Educator Quality and Effectiveness unit provides comprehensive guidance, resources, and technical assistance to local education agencies (LEAs) for implementation of rigorous teacher and leader evaluation systems.
DC Model Teacher Evaluation System
Over the course of the 2014-2015 school year, OSSE partnered with Thurgood Marshall Academy and 13 other DC LEAs in order to develop a model teacher evaluation system. These stakeholders convened as a planning committee, in the process, offering critical feedback and expertise regarding teacher evaluation. The result of this work has been the creation of a comprehensive teacher evaluation framework and associated rubric LEAs may use to assess the performance of their teachers.
Join the Pilot Year
OSSE is currently soliciting LEA participation in the model evaluation system pilot year. The pilot year will begin July 20, 2015 with a four-day summer institute for participating LEAs, and will continue through the 2015-2016 school year. Participation in the pilot year is open to all DC LEAs and will offer a variety benefits. The deadline to sign up is July 6, 2015. LEAs that sign-up after the 6th will be considered on a first come, first served basis. For more information on the 2015-2016 pilot year please access these resources: