Teacher Evaluation

Things to know for the 2021-22 school year


  • Any tenured teacher rated Effective for the 2020-21 school year will receive a minimum of two informal observations. (As before, members can request a formal observation if they wish, but it is not required.)
  • No change has been made to the number of observations required for teachers rated Highly Effective (two informal observations) or teachers rated Developing (three informal observations and one formal) for the 2020-21 school year.
  • 24-hour notice must be given for any observation in a digital classroom that will be used for evaluation purposes.
  • No evaluative observations will be conducted on the first day of an emergency closure.

Measures of Student Learning (MOSL)

  • The MOSL committee at a school (which consists of the chapter leader, three staff members chosen by the chapter leader, the principal (or designee) and three staff members selected by the principal) should inform teachers of their school's MOSL selection by Oct. 22.
  • State assessments are no longer required to be used for MOSL purposes in grades/subjects that culminate in a state assessment. However, schools may, if they choose, continue to use these assessments.
  • NYSAA and NYSESLAT no longer must be used as a MOSL for teachers that had been required to use them in years past.
  • The diagnostic screenings being used this fall as a part of the DOE’s Academic Recovery Plan (including Acadience, MAP Growth, iReady, STAR and DRP) cannot be used as a measure of student learning. However, SANDI/FAST and WebABLLS may be used.

The matrix

You will receive a H, E, D or I rating for both your Measures of Teacher Practice (MOTP) and Measures of Student Learning (MOSL) subcomponents. The matrix, which is shown below, makes it easy to determine your final rating. Just find the square where your MOSL rating and your MOTP rating intersect and that’s your final rating. 

  Measures of Teacher Practice
Highly Effective (H) Effective (E) Developing (I) Ineffective (I)
Measures of Student Learning Highly Effective (H) H H E D
Effective (E) H E E D
Developing (I) E E D I
Ineffective (I) D D I I

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