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Escondido Union HSD  |  BP  4115  Personnel


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The Governing Board believes that regular and comprehensive evaluations can help instructional staff improve their teaching skills and raise students' levels of achievement. Evaluations also serve to hold teachers accountable for their performance. The Superintendent or designee shall evaluate the performance of certificated staff members in accordance with law and negotiated contracts.

(cf. 4141/4241 - Collective Bargaining Agreement)

Objective standards from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the California Standards for the Teaching Profession shall be reviewed and may be incorporated in district evaluation standards with the agreement of the employee exclusive representative of the certificated staff.

The Superintendent or designee shall assess the performance of certificated instructional staff as it reasonably relates to the following criteria: (Education Code 44662)

1. Students' progress toward meeting district standards of expected achievement for their grade level in each area of study and, if applicable, towards the state-adopted content standards as measured by state-adopted criterion-referenced assessments

(cf. 6011- Academic Standards)

(cf. 6162.5- Student Assessment)

(cf. 6162.51- State Academic Achievement Tests)

2. The instructional techniques and strategies used by the employee

3. The employee's adherence to curricular objectives

4. The establishment and maintenance of a suitable learning environment within the scope of the employee's responsibilities

(cf. 4140/4240 - Bargaining Units)

(cf. 4315.1 - Staff Evaluating Teachers)

Evaluations may also include input from other teachers from the same or another district school.

The evaluation of certificated employee performance shall not include the use of publishers' norms established by standardized tests. ( Education Code 44662)

Noninstructional certificated employees shall be evaluated on their performance in fulfilling their defined job responsibilities. ( Education Code 44662)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that evaluation ratings have uniform meaning and are uniformly applied throughout the district.

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that certificated employees have access to written regulations related to the evaluation of their performance in their assigned duties. (Education Code 35171)

(cf. 4116 - Probationary/Permanent Status)

(cf. 4315.1 - Competence in Evaluation of Teachers)

Evaluations shall be used to recognize the exemplary skills and accomplishments of staff and to identify areas needing improvement. When areas needing improvement are identified, the Board expects employees to accept responsibility for improving their performance. The Superintendent or designee shall endeavor to assist employees to improve their performance and may require participation in appropriate programs. Staff members are encouraged to take initiative to request assistance as necessary to promote effective teaching, including participation in appropriate staff development and/or individualized teacher support and guidance programs.

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4139 - Peer Assistance and Review)

Legal Reference:


33039 State guidelines for teacher evaluation procedures

35171 Availability of rules and regulations for evaluation of performance

44660-44665 Evaluation and assessment of performance of certificated employees (the Stull Act)


3543.2 Scope of representation


6319 Highly qualified teachers

7801 Definition of highly qualified teacher

Management Resources:


California Standards for the Teaching Profession, 2009



California Department of Education:

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing:

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards:


adopted: February 19, 2002 Escondido, California

revised: November 18, 2014