Applicants selected for teacher, principal evaluation and support system pilot

36 school districts along with a consortia of districts applied to participate in the pilot program.  Participants were chosen based on factors, including geography, size, student academic performance, and socio-economic and ethnic diversity.

Selected districts will pilot the new evaluation system during the course of the 2012-2013 school year, with statewide implementation scheduled for the 2013-2014 school year.  The University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education will analyze administration and results in the ten pilots and report back to the General Assembly by October 1, 2013.

Applicants selected:

  • Bethany, Orange, and Woodbridge
  • Branford
  • Bridgeport
  • Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)
  • Columbia, Eastford, Franklin, and Sterling
  • Litchfield and Region 6
  • Norwalk
  • Waterford
  • Windham
  • Windsor

The guidelines for this new evaluation system were developed collaboratively by the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC), which includes representatives from the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS), Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE), Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS), Connecticut Federation of School Administrators (CSFA), Regional Educational Service Centers (RESC), Connecticut Education Association (CEA), and AFT Connecticut.

AFT CT (American Federation of Teachers Connecticut) is committed to improving the quality of education for every child in the state. Education reform issues like teacher tenure, teacher certification, teacher evaluations, early childhood education, charter schools, school funding and more need input from all educators. PreK-12 teachers, paraprofessionals and school related personnel are working every day to improve learning and help students to grow. From urban schools in Connecticut, such as Hartford, New Britain, New Haven and Meriden, to suburban schools, such as, Bloomfield, Simsbury and Waterford,  to regional school districts, our members are working to provide quality education.