* 15 percent is based on progress (unspecified) toward two student learning goals.
* 80 percent is "self-reflection" plus "evidence," again unspecified.
Teachers will come out of this weighted, vague but highly regulated and "courageous" process rated as "unsatisfactory," "emerging," "accomplished," or "distinguished."
Or so they say.
Dixie Billheimer, chief executive officer of the Center of Professional Development, says it gives principals a way to be "the instructional leaders in the school."
That will be true only if they comply with every jot and tittle of the evaluation process, which state leaders laid out in excruciatingly minute detail after being faulted for micromanagement.
You feel sorry for principals, gaining all this power.