2011 Retaining Effective Teachers Policy
The state should require professional development to be based on needs identified through teacher evaluations.
Rhode Island requires that all teachers receive written, detailed feedback that informs recommendations for professional growth. The state also specifies that evaluation systems be designed to provide "agreement between the evaluation analysis and the identified goals and improvement expectations that inform professional development."
Rhode Island Educator Evaluation System Standards Rubric http://www.ride.ri.gov/EducatorQuality/EducatorEvaluation/Docs/Educator%20Evaluation%20Rubric%2007%2011%2010.pdf
Rhode Island recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.