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How many times will I be observed this school year?

The required minimum number of evaluations will be fewer for the vast majority of teachers.

If you are a tenured teacher, the number of observations your principal or other evaluator will conduct depends on your overall rating from previous school years:

  • Highly Effective for the prior year: minimum of two informal observations.
  • Effective in the prior year and Highly Effective, Effective or Satisfactory in the year before that: minimum of two informal observations.
  • Effective in the prior year and Developing, Ineffective or Unsatisfactory in the year before that: minimum of three informal observations.
  • Effective in the prior year and no rating in the year before that: minimum of one informal and one formal observation.
  • Developing in the prior year: minimum of one formal and three informal observations.
  • Ineffective in the prior year: minimum of one formal and four informal observations.
  • No rating in the prior year: minimum of one formal and three informal observations.


If you are a probationary teacher, you will receive a minimum of one formal and three informal observations. If you are a probationary teacher who was rated Ineffective in the previous school year, you’ll receive a minimum of one formal and four informal observations.

As in previous years, there is no maximum number of observations.