Unsatisfactory Evaluations: Rhode Island

Exiting Ineffective Teachers Policy


The state should articulate consequences for teachers with unsatisfactory evaluations, including specifying that teachers with multiple unsatisfactory evaluations should be eligible for dismissal.

Meets goal
Suggested Citation:
National Council on Teacher Quality. (2011). Unsatisfactory Evaluations: Rhode Island results. State Teacher Policy Database. [Data set].
Retrieved from: https://www.nctq.org/yearbook/state/RI-Unsatisfactory-Evaluations-10

Analysis of Rhode Island's policies

Rhode Island's new Educator Evaluation System requires that teachers rated "ineffective or minimally effective" be placed on improvement plans. All teachers who receive two consecutive unsatisfactory evaluations will be dismissed.


Recommendations for Rhode Island

State response to our analysis

Rhode Island recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.

Research rationale

To review the process and types of personnel evaluations observed in other job sectors, including the problems inherent to some evaluation systems see, for example, Gliddon, David (October 2004). Effective Performance Management Systems, Current Criticisms and New Ideas for Employee Evaluation in Performance Improvement 43(9), 27-36.