Inclusive Design: Building Evaluation Systems That Support Students With Disabilities | May 2013

As a GTL Center Special Issues Brief, this resource provides key considerations, action steps, and practical examples for designing educator evaluation systems that are inclusive for teachers of students with disabilities.

Inclusive teacher evaluation design requires states and districts to be intentional in bringing key constituents and stakeholders into the design process. Using an inclusive process to modify measures of teacher practice and assess measures of student growth is the only way to ensure that students with disabilities and the educators who support them are fairly and accurately evaluated. 

The brief includes detailed case studies from Washington, D.C., Nevada, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and the Educator Evaluation for Excellence in Teaching Consortium to learn how other states are implementing inclusive evaluation designs.