District Evaluation Advisory Committee (DEAC)
The District Evaluation Advisory Committee, or DEAC, required by AchieveNJ through at least SY16-17,
has great potential for supporting districts in effectively implementing AchieveNJ.
Recommendations for the District Evaluation Advisory Committee (DEAC)
The critical role of DEACs in facilitating educator evaluation has been highlighted by New Jersey districts over the past several years. Districts may use the following recommendations to reflect upon the work and structure of their own DEACs and discuss how to maximize the effectiveness of these important committees.
AchieveNJ Frequently Asked Questions
A conglomerate of resources that includes: General Information, Evaluation of Various Types of Employees, Measures of Student Achievement in Evaluations, Measures of Educator Practice in Evaluations, Professional Support Tied to Evaluations, Evaluation Scoring, Summative Conferences, and End of School Year Resources, TEACHNJ and Regulatory Resources, Committees (DEAC, ScIP, ANJAC), and Department Reports and Memos.
Evaluation of Other Educators
Locates evaluation rubrics for educators other than teachers and principals (e.g. nurses, librarians, supervisors, etc.) may differ based on their specific roles, all educators in certificated positions in New Jersey must be appropriately evaluated.
Implementation Quality Toolkit
The Implementation Quality Framework (IQF) below conceptualizes the components of evaluation implementation and provides a graphic organizer for describing where quality can be improved.
Summarizes SGOs as long-term academic goals for groups of students set by teachers in consultation with their supervisors as part of the evaluation process.
AchieveNJ can support educators' ongoing professional learning and growth in multiple ways, through both the learning that has to occur to implement the system and the learning that is informed by evaluation results
Official summative ratings are calculated by an educator's district/the Department, but the simulation tools link can be used to help educators get a sense of how the various components of an evaluation can affect a summative score.
Student Growth Percentiles (SGPs)
Provides context for SGP as a measure of how much a student improves his or her state test performance from one year to the next compared to students across the state with a similar score history.
Provides an extensive overview of the teacher evaluation consists of two primary components: Teacher Practice (measured primarily by classroom observations) and Student Achievement (measured by Student Growth Objectives and, for a select group of teachers, Student Growth Percentiles).