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Elisabeth Ginsburg, Executive Director
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Trenton, New Jersey 08608


UPDATE 7-31-12: NJ Department of Education Summer Educator Evaluation Memo released

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) released its Summer Educator Evaluation Memo on July 30.  The following topics are addressed:


·         Introduction of Tim Matheney, new Director of Educator Evaluation for the NJDOE


·         Update on selected districts for the Excellent Educators for New Jersey (EE4NJ) Teacher Evaluation Cohort 2 Pilot and EE4NJ Principal Evaluation Pilot

o   Note: The Title I Notice of Grant Opportunity for EE4NJ Cohort 2 is being rebid for eligible districts.  Please find more information and a list of these districts at: http://www.state.nj.us/education/EE4NJ/ngo/


·         Information on NJDOE’s process for developing a list of approved evaluation instruments

o   Note: The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for eligible entities to submit teaching practice evaluation instruments for state review and addition to the approved list was released on July 30; all details can be found at: http://www.state.nj.us/education/EE4NJ/providers/


·         Information on capacity-building requirements for all districts in 2012-13, including a model communications plan for district use


·         Highlights from EE4NJ Teacher Evaluation Cohort 1 Pilot work in the field, including a spotlight on Woodstown-Pilesgrove’s work to capture and share educator feedback


The memo can be accessed in its entirety on the NJDOE evaluation website at: http://www.state.nj.us/education/EE4NJ/presources/073012memo.pdf.


NJDOE is continuing to update the EE4NJ pilot program website, and invites you to visit http://www.state.nj.us/education/EE4NJ/ and view new FAQs for additional information.  If you have questions that are not addressed in these communications or the FAQs, please send them directly to EE4NJ@doe.state.nj.us.  


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