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Last Update: 01/21/2014

Framework for Evaluation and Professional Growth (For Non-Public Schools Only)

For Public Schools

Please access the Tennessee Educator Acceleration Model (TEAM) website, which has all current information:

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For Non-Public Schools Only

Frequently Asked Questions

Who must be evaluated? All classroom teachers, including special needs teachers, vocational teachers, and specialist area teachers such as art, PE, or music teachers, as well as Library Media Specialist, Counselors, psychologists, etc.

What evaluation model must be used? The State Framework for Evaluation and Professional Growth must be used for non-public schools according to state law and State Board of Education Policy.

How often must a teacher be evaluated? A teacher with an Apprentice and Professional License must be evaluated every year.

Of what does an evaluation consist?

  • Apprentice Teachers, year 1&2: minimum of 3 observations per year with feedback and accompanying documentation.
  • Apprentice Teachers, year 3: minimum of 2 observations per year with feedback and accompanying documentation.
  • Professional Level Teachers: minimum of 2 observations.

What is the training? No one may evaluate a teacher until he or she has been trained in the Framework for Evaluation model. The training consists of 2 days spread over several months. After Day 1 training, the evaluator may begin the evaluation process.

How do we evaluate Library Media Specialists, Counselors, School Psychologists, Social Workers, etc? These educators are evaluated through the Special Groups Model and the Library Media Specialist Model, both of which are taught during a special half-day training.

How can I access the Framework for Evaluation Manuals?

You may download the various components of the Framework for Evaluation Manuals below by clicking the link.  You may download in either Word Document (.doc) format, or in PDF format.

Title .pdf .doc
Comprehensive Assessment Manual comprehensive_assessment.pdf comprehensive_assessment.doc
General Education Domains and Indicators with Measurement Statements Ps-o.pdf Ps-o.doc
Analysis of Unit Plan and Lesson Plan--Comprehensive Assessment Anauplp.pdf Anauplp.doc
Appraisal Record--Comprehensive Assessment ar.pdf ar.doc
Educator Information Record--Comprehensive Assessment eir.pdf eir.doc
Future Growth Plan--Comprehensive Assessment fgp.pdf fgp.doc
Observation Cover Sheet--Comprehensive Assessment ocs.pdf ocs.doc
Observation Form--Comprehensive Assessment of.pdf of.doc
Planning Information Record--Comprehensive Assessment pir.pdf pir.doc
Reflecting Information Record--Comprehensive Assessment rir.pdf rir.doc
Scoring Standards--Comprehensive Assessment ss.pdf ss.doc
Self-Assessment--Comprehensive Assessment sa.pdf sa.doc
Summative Report--Comprehensive Assessment sr.pdf sr.doc
Cover Page--Resources Res.pdf Res.doc
Resources Res-tf.pdf Res-tf.doc
Library Information Specialist Manual libman.pdf libman.doc
Special Groups Manual specman.pdf specman.doc
Steps for Special Groups sg.pdf sg.doc
Steps for Library Media Specialist lms.pdf lms.doc
Steps for Comprehensive Assessment ca.pdf ca.doc


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