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Educator Effectiveness Framework

Educator Effectiveness Framework

To ensure equitable access to effective educators, LEAs must create coherent systems of development and support that place instructional practices tied to student learning at their center. This system can then be used to: improve the preparation of new educators; identify effective educators as models and peer mentors; develop differentiated supports for all educators; create opportunities for self-reflection and collaboration; inform high-quality professional learning opportunities; and make strategic staffing decisions.


  • Formal LEA-IHE partnerships or collaborations
  • Pre-service and in-service educator programs
  • Pathways to service and licensure


Recruitment and Placement

  • Activities to attract the most effective educators to LEAs and the schools that need them.
  • Strategic placement of new and early career educators with seasoned mentors
  • Induction and onboarding programs


Professional Learning and Growth

  • Differentiated and ongoing support and mentoring for educators to advance their professional practice and improve their ability to produce positive student outcomes in tandem with a thoughtfully implemented evaluation system.


Retention of Effective Educators

  • Use of evaluation system in smart retention of effective educators
  • Opportunities for both vertical and lateral growth within the profession
  • Performance-based compensation systems


Extending the Reach

  • Incentives for effective educators to transfer to or stay in high-needs schools or hard-to-staff areas
  • Collaborative teaching models
  • Use of technology to increase the number of students directly taught by top teachers
  • Using effective educators as providers of professional development for their colleagues