Teacher Evaluation

The Danielson Group
The Danielson Group seeks to advance the understanding and application of Charlotte Danielson’s concepts in the educational community, connect them to other areas of knowledge and enhance professional practices of educators so as to positively impact student learning.

Illinois Administrative Code Part 50
Evaluation of Educator Licensed Employees Under Articles 24A and 34 of the School Code

Guiding Principles for Classroom Assessment
This document has been developed to guide Illinois educators as they create balanced assessment systems at the classroom, school, and district levels. Balanced assessment systems produce useful data that guide school improvement.  In addition, this document provides guidance concerning the measurement of student growth as part of a valid and reliable performance evaluation plan.

Guidebook on the Student Learning Objective Process
This guidebook describes the Student Learning Objective process and provides resources for PERA Joint Committees who are working to incorporate the SLO process into a comprehensive performance evaluation plan.

Student Learning Objective Template
This is an example Student Learning Objective (SLO) template that may be adapted to suit the needs of individual school districts. The example SLO template was designed to include guiding questions and statements that are important for both teachers and evaluators to reflect upon throughout the SLO process.

Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA)
The Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) (Senate Bill 315; Public Act 96-0861) was passed by the Illinois General Assembly and signed by the Governor in January 2010.

ISBE Non-Regulatory Guidance on PERA and Senate Bill 7
This ISBE Non-Regulatory Guidance document addresses questions that ISBE has received regarding various provisions of PERA and P.A. 97-8 (a trailer bill making limited chan ges to P.A. 97-8 also was signed on June 13, 2011 and became P.A. 97-7).

ISBE Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC)
PERA established the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC) comprised of teachers, principals, superintendents and other interested stakeholders to advise ISBE on the development and implementation of improved performance evaluation systems and supports.

ISBE’s Student Growth Training Modules
The Student Growth Training Modules Series is designed for both teachers and administrators to collaboratively engage in high quality professional development opportunities.

Center for Education Innovation Training Modules
Available on the IEA Online Learning Portal

Illinois Teacher Evaluation and Development (ITED) guidebook
The Illinois Teacher Evaluation and Development Program seeks to provide the information and support necessary so that each district will be able to design and implement a teacher evaluation system in every Illinois school district.