Document Type

Research Report

Original Publication Date

2011

Date of Submission

June 2016

Abstract

Developed by the Virginia Department of Education, the Virginia Standards for the Professional Practice of Teachers (2011) includes seven teacher performance standards that define what teachers should know and be able to do. The seven performance standards cover professional knowledge, instructional planning, instructional delivery, assessment of and for student learning, learning environment, professionalism, and student academic progress. The Code of Virginia requires that teacher evaluation systems be consistent with the performance standards, and thus the Virginia Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Teachers (Guidelines) (2011), which becomes effective July 1, 2012, serves as a guide for school divisions as they develop and implement teacher evaluation systems.

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