The New Jersey Department of Education has implemented a statewide teacher evaluation system which uses multiple measures to assess teacher effectiveness. This initiative grew out of the belief that high quality educators are the most important in-school factor affecting student achievement. After a two year pilot program that involved more than 15,000 teachers and principals, the state Legislature approved and Governor Christie signed into law requirements for this new statewide educator evaluation system and tenure decisions (Teach NJ). On September 11, 2013, the State Board approved the regulations outlining specific evaluation policies for 2013-2014 for the first year of full statewide implementation of this new system.
Using the Charlotte Danielson 2013 Framework for Teaching, a state approved teacher evaluation model, Wall Township Public Schools will continually identify our educational strengths and areas needing attention. This will enable us to promote research-based teaching practices already present in the district, pursue innovative, effective methodology and professional growth, and sustain high student achievement and growth.