93 percent of educators received an evaluation last year, up from 23 percent in 2009
Boston parents now have access to information about how their schools are conducting educator evaluations. BPS has posted school-by-school educator evaluation data, as well as summaries for school administrators and central office staff, on the web at bostonpublicschools.org/evaluations.
BPS is improving the quality of instruction by connecting teachers and school leaders with new resources for training and support. At the core of this effort is the new educator evaluation system, which BPS launched in all schools in the 2012-13 school year. Today’s report shows that 93 percent of educators received an evaluation during the last school year, up from just 23 percent in 2009.
The new system allowed BPS to provide 48,725 hours of targeted professional development to 5,120 educators in response to trends in educator learning needs.
“This data represents the first year in our new evaluation system,” said BPS Interim Superintendent John McDonough. “We have a lot of work ahead to make it even more effective, but this is a promising beginning that will ensure all our city’s children have the very best educators anywhere in the nation.”