The Governing Board believes that regular, comprehensive evaluations designed to hold instructional staff accountable for their performance are key to improving their teaching skills and raising students' levels of achievement.

Evaluations shall be used to recognize the exemplary skills and accomplishments of staff and to identify areas needing improvement. When areas needing improvement are identified, the Board expects employees to accept responsibility for improving their performance and encourages them to take initiative to request assistance as necessary, including participation in appropriate staff development and/or individualized teacher support and guidance programs.

The Superintendent or designee shall assess the performance of certificated instructional staff as it reasonably relates to the following criteria: (Education Code 44662)

  1. Students' progress toward meeting District standards of expected achievement for their grade level in each area of study and, if
    applicable, toward the state-adopted academic content standards as measured by state-adopted criterion-referenced assessments.
  2. The instructional techniques and strategies used by the employee.
  3. The employee's adherence to curricular objectives.
  4. The establishment and maintenance of a suitable learning environment within the scope of the employee's responsibilities.
  5. The employee’s performance based on the following California Standards for Teaching Profession and their respective elements:

Standard 1: Engaging and supporting all students in learning
Standard 2: Creating and maintaining effective environment for student learning
Standard 3: Understanding and organizing subject matter for student learning
Standard 4: Planning instruction and designating learning experiences for all students
Standard 5: Assessing student learning
Standard 6: Developing as a Professional Educator

Non-instructional certificated employees shall be evaluated on their performance in fulfilling their defined job responsibilities. (Education Code 44662)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that evaluation ratings have uniform meaning and are uniformly applied throughout the District.

Legal Reference:
33039 State guidelines for teacher evaluation procedures
35171 Availability of rules and regulations for evaluation of performance
44660-44665 Evaluation and assessment of performance of certificated employees (the Stull Act)
3543.2 Scope of representation

Management Resources:
California Standards for the Teaching Profession, 2009

CSBA: http://www.csba.org
California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov

Policy Adopted: December 4, 1984
Policy Revised: May 18, 2004
Policy Revised: October 18, 2016

Administrative Regulations