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Connecticut State Department of Education Announces it will Not Require Submission of Teacher Evaluation Plans for 2016-17

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) recently announced school districts in Connecticut will not have to submit their Annual Educator Evaluation and Support Plan for approval in 2016-17 due to the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and potential changes to the Connecticut Guidelines for Educator Evaluation. If a district makes a substantive change that diverges from its CSDE-approved plan, the district will have to submit the amendment to the CSDE for approval. The "Request for Amendment" form can be found on the CSDE website at: http://www.connecticutseed.org/?page_id=2628.

The CEA urges PDECs to consider requesting an amendment form if teachers are unhappy with aspects of their current plan. Please contact Kate Field, the CEA's Teacher Development Specialist, at katef@cea.org or at 860-725-6368 with any questions related to teacher evaluation or for help amending your current evaluation plan.



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