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GCOA - Educator Evaluation and Professional Growth

Book: G

Section: Personnel

Title: Educator Evaluation and Professional Growth

Code: GCOA

Status: Active

Adopted: August 22, 2007

Last Revised: October 2, 2012



The Board believes that a well-planned evaluation system for educators is vital to ongoing improvement of the instructional program and student achievement.  To that end, the evaluation system will be based on standards of professional practice.  The system will provide feedback on multiple measures of educator effectiveness including student growth and achievement data.  The system will have a rating scale of four levels of effectiveness.  The system will provide a process for using evaluation system data to inform individual professional growth and improvement plans.  The system will provide data to inform district and school professional development plans.


The Superintendent shall be responsible for the development, implementation and periodic review of a performance evaluation and professional growth system for all educators, defined as all staff covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the Portland Board of Public Education and the Portland Education Association.  Since the evaluation system is a high priority for the Board and District, sufficient administrative time and District resources shall be allocated to ensure the system’s effectiveness.


The Superintendent shall meet and consult with the Portland Education Association concerning any proposed changes to the evaluation system.


All educators are expected to participate fully in the evaluation process and continuous improvement of professional skills.



20-A MRSA §§ 1055, 13802


Cross References

GCOC - Administrator Evaluation and Professional Growth

GCOA - Supervision and Evaluation of Professional Staff.pdf (8 KB)


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