Identifying Effective Teachers Policy
The state should require annual evaluations of all teachers.
Commendably, by school year 2012-2013, all teachers in Rhode Island will be evaluated annually.
As part of the evaluation, each teacher will receive at least one long, announced observation in the first semester of the year, followed by written feedback and a post-observation conference. Each teacher will also receive several unannounced observations, for a total of at least four observations throughout the year.
The RI Model: Guide to Evaluating Building Administrators and Teachers http://www.ride.ri.gov/EducatorQuality/EducatorEvaluation/Docs/RIModelGuide.pdf
Rhode Island recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.