Massachusetts Educator Evaluation System

Massachusetts Educator Evaluation System

The Massachusetts Framework for Educator Evaluation

The Model System is a comprehensive educator evaluation system designed by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The regulations, which apply to both administrators and teachers throughout the state, are designed to:

  • Promote growth and development amongst leaders and teachers,
  • Place student learning at the center Recognize excellence in teaching and leading
  • Set a high bar for professional teaching status
  • Shorten timelines for improvement

To access complete information about the Massachusetts Framework for Educator Evaluation, visit the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s website.

DDMs: Measuring Student Growth

District-Determined Measures (DDMs) play a key role in the Commonwealth's new educator evaluation system. Districts will identify or develop measures for assessing student learning in all grades and subject areas, the results of which will lead to opportunities for robust conversations about student achievement, and, ultimately, improved educator practice and student learning. Every educator will need data from at least two state or district-wide measures in order for trends and patterns to be identified.

For more detailed information and to learn about how we can help you develop DDMs, click here.

How We Can Help

In order to meet these goals, districts may need support implementing or maintaining components of the model system. In response to districts' needs, CES offers a range of trainings, consulting and resources. 

To learn more, visit the Educator Evaluation section of the website.

State Approved Vendor

RFRs: Multiple, incl. 12EPLKC1, 13EPLSW1

CES is approved by DESE to provide training in implementing the Massachusetts Educator Evaluation Model System. CES offers direct training of district leadership and faculty or a train-the-trainer model to district teams. To learn more, click here.

For more information, contact: 
Director of Professional Services
413.586.4900 x5926