Step 1: The Self Assessment

  • The first step in the evaluation cycle is the self-assessment. In this step, educators articulate areas of professional practice that are strengths and areas of professional practice that need further development. To conduct a strong and substantive self-assessment, educators should take note of the purpose of the self assessment and how it works:


    • note district and school priorities,
    • review the appropriate rubric,
    • collect and analyze student data, and
    • reflect on previous professional performance.

    In a Self-Assessment, an educator analyzes student data and reflects areas of strength and areas of growth in relation to the rubric and previous evaluations. Self-Assessments are intended as a means of communication and not a form of evidence for an evaluation.

Next Steps

  • There are no right or wrong answers, but a thorough self-assessment prepares educators for:


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How It Works

  • Regulations on evaluation require educators' self-assessments to be informed by:

    • district and school priorities for student learning and professional practice
    • an analysis of student learning, growth, and achievement data
    • assessment of past practice against the Performance Standards outlined in the rubric
    • feedback from previous evaluations
    • one area of strength, linked to a specific rubric element
    • one area for growth, linked to a specific rubric element

      Submit summaries of areas of strength and growth in VectorEvals+PD by October 1.