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Teacher Observations and Principal School Visits Category

The primary purpose of the evaluation system is to provide useful information to administrators and educators that can support the continuous development of educators. High quality classroom observations and school visits are an essential component of this process. When implemented in a manner consistent with best practices, these measures are essential to improving teacher and principal practice. The observation/school visit process provides educators with an opportunity to receive timely and actionable feedback based on evidence aligned to research-based standards, which can both leverage expertise and support continuous improvement. Under the Education Law, the Observation/School Visit category for teachers and principals must be based on at least two types of required observations/school visits and may also include optional peer observations/visits.