New evaluation instruments to ensure effective educators as an important factor for student success

New Jersey is currently engaged in comprehensive teacher and principal evaluation system reform. Based on the recommendations of the New Jersey Educator Effectiveness Task Force Report, released in March 2011, the new evaluation system is to provide meaningful, actionable feedback to teachers and school and district leaders as they strive to help all students achieve success.


Pilot districts were selected to help shape the new system. Bloomfield was not a part of this pilot. Instead, as a non-pilot New Jersey district, the Bloomfield Administration has elected to meet the requirements for statewide rollout of a new evaluation system in 2013-14. The first required milestone was the forming of a District Evaluation Advisory Committee. This DEAC met over the last months and adopted an evaluation rubric that was submitted to the State for approvals on December 3.


Interim Director of Instruction, Dr. Gary Vitta is pleased to announce that these teacher and principal evaluation instruments have been approved by the NJDOE within a week of their submission. The district will begin to test and refine these evaluation rubrics in January 2013. After training of staff, these will become effective for the 2013-2014 school year.


To see the letters of approval from the NJDOE click here