Phase 2 of the State
fiscal Stabilization Funds program requires all school districts in New Jersey to provide
information on the procedures to evaluate teachers and principals.
are evaluated at least three times per year by a district or building level
administrator and receive a year end summary evaluation made by the direct
administrator assigned to the teacher. After three years and one day of
satisfactory evaluations teachers are granted tenure. Tenured teachers are
required to receive a minimum of one evaluation and a year end summary
evaluation. Upon completion of each evaluation and year-end summary, a
conference between the teacher and the evaluator is held to discuss and review
the contents of the evaluation.
evaluation contains four specific areas that address instruction: Planning and Preparation, Knowledge of Subject
Area/Curriculum, Curriculum and Instruction (Academics/Pedagogy), and Classroom
Environment and Management. Each area is rated as "Meets District Expectations"
or as "Area for Growth". Upon completion of the process during the 2009-2010
academic year, all 473 teachers observed and evaluated met the district's
criteria for acceptable performance. This information has been reported to the
State Department of Education as part of a state-wide survey.
assistant principals are evaluated in accordance with district policy.
Non-tenured administrators are evaluated at least two times per year, at least
once per semester, and receive a year end summary evaluation. After three years
(two if the employee had worked in the district before appointment to the
administrative position) of satisfactory evaluations the administrator would be
recommended for tenure. Tenured administrators are required to receive one year
end summary evaluation. Upon completion of the evaluation, a conference between
the administrator and his or her direct supervisor (the evaluator) is held to
discuss and review the contents of the evaluation.
evaluation contains ten specific areas that address administrative,
communication and interpersonal skills as well as overall instructional
leadership. Each area is assessed on whether it "Meets District Expectations"
or is an "Area for Growth". Upon completion of the process during the 2009-2010
academic year, it was recommended that 17 out of the 17 principals* should
re-appointed to their respective positions. This information has been reported
to the State Department of Education as part of a state-wide survey.
* This includes
principals and assistant principals
To view the evaluation form used for Principals and Administrators,
To view the Teacher Evaluation form,