Our Collective Agreement is very clear on teacher evaluation in that teachers can be evaluated through clause E.22.
- The purpose of evaluation is to assess teacher competence and reinforce quality education.
- A teacher should normally be reported on during the year of the initial appointment to the District, once every five years thereafter, or upon request of the teacher, Superintendent or Administrator.
- E.22.4 (page 73) provides clarity on the timelines for this process.
- Appendix A (page 94) provides the criteria for evaluation.
Despite point 2 above, it is not typical practice in our District for a teacher to be evaluated every five years. Often, principals recommend that teachers participate in growth plans. So, teachers need to decide between requesting an evaluation or developing a growth plan: