The Board requires a program of comprehensive, performance-based evaluations for each
professional staff member it employs in order to ensure high-quality staff performance that improves
student achievement and enhances the instructional programs of the district. The evaluation shall
be ongoing and of sufficient specificity and frequency to provide for demonstrated standards of
competency and academic ability.
The primary purpose of a performance-based evaluation is to facilitate and improve employee
performance and instruction to enhance student learning. An effective evaluation system should
identify areas of teaching/administrative strength and weakness and provide direction for maintaining
and improving teacher/administrator skills through professional staff development activities. The
secondary purpose is to determine whether performance meets the degree of competency required
for continued employment.
Probationary teachers will be formally evaluated each year. A formal evaluation shall be made no
later than March 1 each school year for each probationary teacher. Tenured teachers shall be
formally evaluated at least once every three (3) years.
Probationary teachers are minimally expected to perform at the expectation level on all criteria on
the district's performance-based evaluation instrument. Failure to maintain this level of performance
is a ground for nonrenewal.
The procedures and instruments for professional staff evaluation will be developed by the
administration, in consultation with the district's professional staff, and will be approved by the
Board. Teacher evaluation instruments must minimally reflect the standards listed in this policy.
One (1) copy of the completed evaluation form shall be given to the staff member concerned, one
(1) copy filed in the employee's personnel file at the office of the Board of Education and one (1)
copy retained by the appropriate administrator/evaluator. Files maintained by building principals
containing information concerning an individual teacher shall not be transferred from building to
building without full disclosure of their contents.
All teachers in the North Kansas City School District shall meet the following standards:
Standard 1 – The teacher plans instruction based on knowledge of content curriculum and
Standard 2 – The teacher demonstrates current instructional practices and seeks out and explores a
variety of strategies that ensure student learning.
Standard 3 – The teacher designs and uses various forms of assessment to monitor and evaluate
Standard 4 – The teacher creates and manages an environment conducive to learning.
Standard 5 – The teacher demonstrates professional responsibility.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section
for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for
Revised: 06/08/2010; 10/18/2011
MSIP Refs: 6.5.2
Legal Refs: §§ 160.045, 168.128, .410, RSMo.
North Kansas City School District, Kansas City, Missouri
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