At the close of the 2012 Legislative Session, West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin approved House Bill 4236 requiring the implementation of a statewide teacher evaluation system that includes student learning as an indicator among extensive measures of educator performance. The legislation, which the Governor requested during his State of the State address, was approved by overwhelming majorities in both chambers of the West Virginia legislature. The bill specifies schoolwide student learning growth, as measured by summative assessment data, be employed as an evaluative measure. The new law requires that the West Virginia Board of Education establish policies to ensure the comprehensive teacher evaluation system, based on the revised system piloted in 136 West Virginia schools, be fully implemented in all 55 West Virginia counties beginning school year 2013-2014.
The West Virginia Department of Education has been distributing update information regarding the new Educator Evaluation System to educators via email on a monthly or as needed basis. The below documents represent information already distributed to state educators:
2013-2014 School Year
2014-2015 School Year
Educators who are not assigned to a school and/or do not appear on a master schedule
complete the evaluation process utilizing the paper-based
evaluation forms. Examples of educators who need to use the paper-based evaluation forms may include, but are not limited to the following: itinerant teachers, CTE educators, and adult education instructors.
Classroom Teacher Evaluation Forms:
School Leader Evaluation Forms: