The state should require professional development to be based on needs identified through teacher evaluations.
Delaware requires that teachers receive feedback from their evaluations during an end-of-year Summative Evaluation Conference. The state also specifies that findings shared during the Summative Evaluation Conference should be used to inform a teacher's future professional development activities. In addition, for teachers on improvement plans, required professional development activities must be aligned with findings from teachers' evaluations.
Delaware Performance Appraisal System II http://www.doe.k12.de.us/csa/dpasii/ti/dpasII_TeachDPASIIGuide.pdf
Delaware recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.