DOE prohibited from using the Danielson Framework in evaluation decisions
This means that no checklists or even mentions of any of the ratings or Danielson domains, components or rubrics can enter a member’s file. The stipulation also prevents the DOE from using large portions of the Danielson language describing teacher competencies in any document which is placed in a teacher’s file. While supervisors or observers may use the Danielson Framework for formative or supportive work to assist teachers, supervisors cannot use the Danielson Framework for any official teacher evaluation.
There is a special condition for evaluations at the TEP pilot schools: supervisors or observers may use the Danielson Framework in practice observation reports and may give HEDI ratings in these practice observation reports. However, these practice Danielson observation reports and ratings may not be placed in a teacher’s file. In ANY school where a teacher believes that there has been a breach of this stipulation, the member must first ask the supervisor, in writing, to remove, rewrite or redact any HEDI rating or Danielson language from the improper observation report. If the supervisor doesn’t comply within two weeks, the member may grieve this violation. Read the full stipulation. If you have any questions, please contact your district representative or your UFT borough office.