Annual Five-Step Cycle of Continuous Improvement
This Implementation Guide is organized around the five-step cycle required for all educators,
a centerpiece of the new regulations designed to have all educatorsplay a more active, engaged role in their professional growth and development.
Under the regulations, evaluation is an annual process beginning with self-assessment and concluding with summative evaluation and rating of the educator’s impact on student learning. It also is a continuous improvement process in which evidence from the summative evaluation and rating of impact on learning become important sources of information for the superintendent’s self-assessment and the district’s subsequent goal setting.