Florida Department of Education District Performance Evaluation Systems Rule Development Materials

Feb 26, 2013

The Florida Department of Education is making revisions to  Rule 6A-5.030 Instructional Personnel and School Administrator Evaluations and Rule 6A-5.0411.  Below are the related materials:

New Rule Development

Information and Resources

The following pages provide access to information and resources to support understanding of the paradigm shift in how evaluation systems are re-developed to support student learning and proficiency development for instructional personnel and school administrators.

Pursuant to Section 1012.34, Florida Statutes, the purpose of district evaluation systems is to increase student learning growth by improving the quality of instructional, administrative, and supervisory services in the public schools of the state. In support of this purpose:

  • A performance evaluation must be conducted for each instructional employee and school administrator at least once a year and twice a year for newly hired classroom teachers in their first year of teaching in the district.
  • District evaluation systems must be based upon sound educational principles and contemporary research in effective educational practices and must support continuous improvement of effective instruction and student learning growth.
  • Evaluation procedures for instructional personnel and school administrators shall be based on the performance of students assigned to their classrooms or schools, as appropriate. Student performance must be measured by the required state assessments as specified in Section 1008.22, Florida Statutes, and local assessments for subjects and grade levels not measured by the state.
  • View Overview of Florida’s Teacher Evaluation System (PDF, 406KB)

The following information and resources are provided in support of district work on development and continuing improvement of evaluation systems:


John Moore, Ed.D., Senior Educational Program Director
Department of Education
Educator Recruitment, Development, and Retention
Turlington Building, Suite 124
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Phone: (850) 245-0435
Fax:(850) 245-0543
E-Mail: John.Moore@fldoe.org