The state should require professional development to be based on needs identified through teacher evaluations.
Wyoming requires that teachers receive copies of their performance evaluations and that professional development activities must be aligned with findings from teachers' performance evaluations.
School districts are required to link their evaluation systems with individual and collective teacher professional growth. The evaluation systems must also provide feedback to each certified personnel member as well as opportunities to identify areas that need improvement and suggestions for how improvement can occur.
SB 89 W.S. 21-2-304; 21-3-110 Revised Chapter 29 Rules for Certified Personnel Evaluation Systems (section 6, c)
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