Maine Revised Statute 20-A, Chapter 508 requires all school administrative districts to develop, pilot and implement systems of performance evaluation and professional growth for teachers and principals. The purpose of the rule is to improve educator effectiveness by setting expectations for professional practice and learning growth and providing actionable feedback and support to help educators meet those expectations. The overriding goal for improving educator effectiveness is to improve student achievement.
Chapter 508 outlines specific components that must be part of the process including a system development committee representative of teachers, administrators, parents, community and School Board members.
MSAD 15 is currently in the third year of full implementation of the PEPG teacher and administrator evaluation system. The committee will be reviewing progress during the 18-19 school year, including updates to state statute, in order to recommend any necessary adjustments going into the 19-20 school year.
Updated December 21, 2018