The Educator Effectiveness report summarizes how school districts rate the effectiveness of their teachers and administrators.
For this report, “teachers” include staff members who are assigned to provide educational instruction to students, and “administrators” include superintendents, assistant superintendents, administrators, principals and assistant principals.
State and federal laws require local school districts and charter schools to formally evaluate teachers and administrators and to report effectiveness ratings each year. Michigan school districts must use ratings of Highly Effective, Effective, Minimally Effective or Ineffective. However, it is up to the local district to decide the factors used to evaluate and how the rating is determined.
Evaluation factors can include: absenteeism, classroom management, content knowledge, instructional practices and leadership, pedagogical knowledge and practice, principal/supervisor evaluations, professional development, professional responsibilities, providing appropriate support, and student achievement and student growth measures.
Note: Collection requirements for the Educator Effectiveness ratings in REP were changed for the 2019-20 academic year. In some instances, ratings for Administrators and Teachers were not required, and thus reported as “No Educator Evaluation” for academic year 2019-20. Given this, effectiveness rating data for the 2019-20 academic year will be affected by this change when compared with other years.
The report is updated in early fall. See the Recently Posted Reports page for when the report was last updated.
- Michigan piloted principal evaluations in the 2010-11 school year; however, because guidelines were different at that time, these data were not included in this report. You can download spreadsheets of 2010-11 effectiveness data from MI School Data’s Staffing Summary page.
- Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, MDE stopped surveying districts to determine evaluation factors used. Additionally, beginning with this school year, if a teacher or administrator was rated as Highly Effective on three consecutive annual year-end evaluations, the entity could choose to conduct an evaluation biennially instead of annually. However, if a teacher was not rated as Highly Effective on one of these biennial year-end evaluations, the annual year-end evaluations resumed. Staff who were not rated during the 2015-16 year due to this are included in the Highly Effective totals in this report. To understand evaluation factors for school year 2015-16, see Public Act 173 of 2015.
- To see which factors each district used for its ratings for school year 2014-15 and prior, see the Educator Evaluation and Factors Report on the Staffing Summary Page. If you don’t see your school in the list, it could be because the district or building has no administrators or teachers or didn’t respond to the survey. Your school should be able to answer any questions you have about its educator effectiveness ratings.
Use the Location and Report Settings to review educator effectiveness data by school year and staff group (teachers or administrators).
Data view options include:
- Count or Percentage
- Snapshot (a graph and table of the selected data)
- Trend (a graph and table showing changes over time)
Because the “Effective or More” and “Minimally Effective or Less” categories each contain data from two categories, an overlapping bar graph is used to display the data.
See the MI School Data Quick Start Guide for the basics of navigating the site and customizing a report.
CEPI collected the data used to compile this report via the REP application. Specific information about the REP collection can be found at CEPI’s Registry of Education Personnel website in the REP Data Field Descriptions document.
If you have questions not addressed here or in the linked resources, please contact CEPI customer support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the glossary for additional terms and acronyms used on MI School Data.
Effectiveness rates are calculated by dividing each category by the total number of ratings reported.
- % [Highly Effective] = [Highly Effective] / [Total of all Ratings Reported]
- % [Effective] = [Effective] / [Total of all Ratings Reported]
- % [Minimally Effective] = [Minimally Effective] / [Total of all Ratings Reported]
- % [Ineffective] = [Ineffective] / [Total of all Ratings Reported
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