Principal and Teacher Evaluation System

 Principals
 
Allamuchy Township’s Principal Evaluation System, SY 2009-2010

 
Introduction 
 
As part of the federal requirements for states’ receiving funding under Phase 2 of the
State Fiscal Stabilization Funds Program, all school districts in New Jersey are providing
information to the public on the procedures they use to evaluate teachers and principals.
The information presented below will help you understand Allamuchy Township’s
policies and procedures for evaluating principals and assistant principals. 
 
Confidentiality concerns: To protect the confidentiality of individual evaluations, districts
are not required to provide a district-level statistical summary of principal evaluation
outcomes in those cases where there are fewer than 10 principals in a district. 
 
Section 1. Description of Principal Evaluation System 
 
The principal evaluation process includes but is not limited to the following evidence:
observations, principal’s work portfolios, school climate indicators, principal self-
evaluations, principal work samples, documentation of completed teacher evaluations,
evaluation conferences, and performance aligned to district goals. 
 
The results of the principal evaluation system are used to plan professional development
opportunities and to inform a principal’s professional growth plan, tenure decisions,
compensation decisions, and recommendations for continued employment. 
 
A tenured principal shall be evaluated at least once each year by the superintendent. A
non-tenured principal shall be evaluated at least three times each year by the
superintendent. 
 
Section 2. Evaluation Outcomes Tables 
 
Fewer than 10 principals

 
Teachers
 
Allamuchy Township’s Teacher Evaluation System, SY 2009-2010

 
Introduction 
 
As part of the federal requirements for states’ receiving funding under Phase 2 of the
State Fiscal Stabilization Funds Program, all school districts in New Jersey are providing
information to the public on the procedures they use to evaluate teachers and principals.
The information presented below will help you understand Allamuchy Township’s
policies and procedures for evaluating teachers and educational specialists such as
librarians and counselors. 
 
Confidentiality concerns: To protect the confidentiality of individual evaluations, districts
are not required to provide a district-level statistical summary of teacher evaluation
outcomes in those cases where there are fewer than 10 teachers in an entire district.
Similarly, districts are not required to provide a school-level statistical summary of
teacher evaluation outcomes if there are fewer than 10 teachers in a school. 
 
Section 1. Description of Teacher Evaluation System 
 
The Allamuchy Township Board of Education believes that the effective evaluation of
teaching staff is essential to the achievement of the educational goals of this district,
including student achievement of the Core Curriculum Content Standards. The purpose of
this evaluation shall be to promote professional excellence and improve the skills of
teaching staff members, improve pupil learning and growth, and provide a basis for the
review of staff performance. 
 
The teacher evaluation process includes but is not limited to the following evidence:
formal observation using Charlotte Danielson’s Teacher Evaluation Framework, teacher
work portfolio, walk-through observations, post observation conference, teacher work
samples, teacher’s professional development plan, progress in completing professional
development hours, and teacher self evaluation. 
The results of the teacher evaluation system are used to plan professional development
opportunities and to inform a teacher’s professional development plan, tenure decisions,
recommendations for continued employment, selection of teachers for specific roles or
duties, teacher placement decisions, and decisions on teacher awards or recognitions. 
Tenured teaching staff members shall be observed and evaluated at least once each year
by properly certified persons. Non-tenured teaching staff members shall be observed and
evaluated at least three times each year by properly certified district staff. All teachers
shall receive an annual summative written performance report.   
 
 
Section 2. Evaluation Outcomes Tables 

 
Number of teachers meeting
the district’s criteria for
acceptable performance 
65
Number of teachers in
district
65
Percent of teachers in district
meeting these criteria 
 100% 
 
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