A comprehensive approach to educator performance and development is essential to ensuring that Maine schools have quality teachers and leaders.
There are many factors that influence the ability of children to thrive in school. As researchers and educators attempt to identify the major influences on children’s learning, one fact remains clear: every child deserves excellent teachers and building principals.
The implementation of Performance Evaluation and Professional Growth (PEPG) systems places a premium on developing viable processes that identify, maximize, support, and maintain excellence among teachers and principals. By utilizing multiple measures, educators are evaluated on professional practice and student outcomes with professional growth is at the forefront of these systems. PEPG systems also encourage utilizing data for goals setting, peer feedback, and ongoing reflection to improve teaching practices.
The Maine DOE offers information and support materials for the implementation and refinement of PEPG systems.
Educator Effectiveness Coordinator
Maine Department of Education