On August 6, 2012, Governor Christie signed into law “The Teacher Effectiveness and Accountability for the Children of New Jersey Act”. The law, passed by the New Jersey Assembly and New Jersey Senate, outlines the new teacher and principal evaluation requirements for compliance for all school districts in New Jersey.
A district-wide committee of teachers, principals, supervisor, central office administrators and board members reviewed and then recommended the adoption of Charlotte Danielson’s Instructional Framework to support the district’s pre-k12 system of teaching and learning. In September 2012, the Board of Education adopted the framework and new observation and evaluation forms.
As the framework links to observations and evaluations, the Danielson Group seeks to advance the understanding and application of Danielson’s concepts in the educational community, connect them to other areas of knowledge and enhance professional practices of education so as to positively impact student learning.
In-services were adn continue to be held for all teaching and professional staff where the focus is training on the Danielson Framework for Teaching. Danielson’s four domains (planning and preparation; the classroom environment; instruction; professional responsibilities) serve as the framework for the district’s observation and evaluation process.
Throughout each school year, the district's evaluation advisory committee receives feedback so as to incorporate any needed changes.
Additionally, the district developed a rubric for the evaluation of principals pursuant to requirements in the new teacher accountability and effectiveness law.
A description of the framework and its domains and the forms that will be utilized by the district may be viewed in this section of our webpage.