The proposal of goals is informed by the self-assessment, which requires educators to analyze student data, reflect on their performance and feedback received from previous evaluations and assessments, in order to propose a minimum of one student learning goal and one professional practice goal individually and/or in teams with the approval of their evaluator.
- Student Learning goals establish targets for student growth over the course of the evaluation cycle, and should be based on information about students’ current level of skill and knowledge.
- Professional Practice goals establish targets for educator growth that will support student learning.
Proposed goals are shared with evaluators; evaluators may work with educators to refine proposed goals as needed; and educators and evaluators develop a plan that includes activities and supports that will foster improvement and progress toward goal attainment.
Goal proposal and refinement should take place early in the school year. If at any point in the evaluation cycle, a new Educator Plan is warranted, new goals will need to be developed and approved by the evaluator.