Retaining Effective Teachers Policy
The state should require professional development to be based on needs identified through teacher evaluations.
Missouri requires that all teachers receive an Evaluation Report and have an evaluation conference. The report summarizes the teacher's performance based on data collected by the administrator or supervisor and includes a recommendation to renew or nonrenew the teacher's employment for the following year. The conference is an opportunity for the teacher and administrator to discuss the Evaluation Report.
The state requires that all teachers have either a professional development plan (PDP) or a professional improvement plan (PIP). Professional development for both tenured and nontenured teachers is based on data collected from teacher evaluations.
Missouri DOE Guidelines for Performance Based Teacher Evaluations http://dese.mo.gov/divteachqual/leadership/profdev/PBTE.pdf
Missouri had no comment on this goal.