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 recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.