Criteria for Evaluation of Effective Teaching and Administrative Performance

Requirements for Criteria Training

All personnel designated by the local board to conduct the personnel evaluations of teachers and administrators shall be required to participate in training conducted by the State Department of Education prior to conducting such evaluations.

The local district is responsible to register new administrators for the Criteria Training by contacting the State Department of Education.

Refusal by a local school district to comply with the provisions of this section shall be grounds for withholding State Aid funds until such compliance occurs.

Requirements for Evaluation of Certified Personnel

Every board of education shall have established a written policy of evaluation which shall be based upon a set of criteria developed by the State Board of Education.

Except for superintendents, who shall be evaluated by the local school board, all certificated personnel, including administrators, shall be evaluated by certificated administrative personnel designated by the local school board.

Every probationary teacher shall be evaluated at least two (2) times: once prior to November 15 and once prior to February 10. A "Probationary teacher" is a teacher who has completed fewer than three (3) consecutive complete school years in such capacity in one school district under a written teaching contract.

Every career teacher shall be evaluated once every year. A "Career teacher" is a teacher who has completed three (3) or more consecutive complete school years in such capacity in one school district under a written teaching contract.

Criteria Training

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the July 19 and 20 session of Criteria Training in Oklahoma City has had to be cancelled.  We will reschedule and place the new date on our Website when available.  The remaining dates for Criteria Training are:

Oklahoma City


August 20 and 21, 2012 August 22 and 23, 2012
September 11 and 12, 2012September 24 and 25, 2012
October 1 and 2, 2012 
January 7 and 8, 2013 

The Oklahoma City training sessions will be held at the Metro Tech Economic Development Center, 1700 Springlake Drive, Room 114, Oklahoma City. The Tulsa location is yet to be determined. All sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. on the first scheduled day of training. If you would like to register for the training or have additional questions, please contact Bunny Farley with the Oklahoma State Department of Education at (405) 521-4527. Class size is limited, so registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Oklahoma Criteria for Effective Teaching and Administrative Performance
(70 O.S. § 6-101.10 and 6-101.11)

  1. Practice
    1. Teacher Management Indicators
      1. Preparation
        The teacher plans for delivery of the lesson relative to short-term and long-term objectives.
      2. Routine
        The teacher uses minimum class time for noninstructional routines thus maximizing time on task.
      3. Discipline
        The teacher clearly defines expected behavior (encourages positive behavior and controls negative behavior).
      4. Learning Environment
        The teacher establishes rapport with students and provides a pleasant, safe and orderly climate conducive to learning.
    2. Teacher Instructional Indicators
      1. Establishes Objectives
        The teacher communicates the instructional objectives to students.
      2. Stresses Sequence
        The teacher shows how the present topic is related to those topics that have been taught or that will be taught.
      3. Relates Objectives
        The teacher relates subject topics to existing student experiences.
      4. Involves All Learners
        The teacher uses signaled responses, questioning techniques and/or guided practices to involve all students.
      5. Explains Content
        The teacher teaches the objectives through a variety of methods.
      6. Explains Directions
        The teacher gives directions that are clearly stated and related to the learning objectives.
      7. Models
        The teacher demonstrates the desired skills.
      8. Monitors
        The teacher checks to determine if students are progressing toward stated objectives.
      9. Adjusts Based on Monitoring
        The teacher changes instruction based on the results of monitoring.
      10. Guides Practice
        The teacher requires all students to practice newly learned skills while under the direct supervision of the teacher.
      11. Provides for Independent Practice
        The teacher requires students to practice newly learned skills without the direct supervision of the teacher.
      12. Establishes Closure
        The teacher summarizes and fits into context what has been taught.
  2. Products
    1. Teacher Product Indicators
      1. Lesson Plan
        The teacher writes daily lesson plans designed to achieve the identified objectives.
      2. Student Files
        The teacher maintains a written record of student progress.
      3. Grading Patterns
        The teacher utilizes grading patterns that are fairly administered and based on identified criteria.
    2. Student Achievement Indicators
      1. Students demonstrate mastery of the stated objectives through projects, daily assignments, performance and test scores.

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