• Under MCL 380.1249 and MCL 380.1249b, all public school boards in Michigan, including intermediate districts and public school academies, must adopt and implement a "rigorous, transparent and fair" performance evaluation system for all teachers and school administrators that includes multiple legal requirements.


    Engadine Consolidated Schools uses two evaluation tools for the purpose of growth and evaluation for the Superintendent, Administrators and teachers. It is the responsibility of the Engadine Board of Education members to solely evaluate the performance of the Superintendent, of which the  evaluation model is called School ADvance. The Superintendent is in charge of evaluating Administrators within the district, also using the School ADvance model. Professional teaching staff are evaluated by the Administrators and/or the Superintendent using an evaluation model called Thoughtful Classroom. Ratings are provided using rubrics, observations, evidence and input in a fair, transparent way that is systematic and allows for growth, goal setting and evaluation of performance progress. Starting July 1, 2024, all staff receive final ratings of Effective, Developing and Needing Support. (Prior to July 1, 2024, the ratings were Highly Effective, Effective, Minimally Effective and Ineffective).


    School ADvance information can be found here: https://goschooladvance.org/


    School ADvance Superintendent and District Leaders, Principal and Building Leaders and Non-Instructional Leaders can be found at: https://goschooladvance.org/evaluation-tools/examination-tools/


    Thoughtful Classroom information can be found here: https://thoughtfulclassroom.com/educator-effectiveness-and-evaluation/


    Thoughtful Classroom Teacher Effectiveness Rubric may be found here: https://thoughtfulclassroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/4-TCTEF_Quick_Guide_071819.pdf


    Information regarding Administrator Evaluations may be found at this FAQ link: https://www.masb.org/docs/default-source/tools-and-templates/superintendents/2024evalfaq.pdf?sfvrsn=bc532de_1