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District Implementation

The Wisconsin EE System was designed for one main purpose and use: to improve educator practice, reflection, and professional growth, which increases student learning. These resources support growth-centered implementation such as planning, assessment, management, and support of the Educator Effectiveness System within local context.

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Implementation Tools

It is recommended that districts create an Implementation Planning Team comprised of school and district administrators and appoint a district EE Coordinator for the team. The goal of this Implementation Planning Team should be to complete, analyze, and strategize implementation using:

WI Educator Effectiveness (EE) System Policy Guide for WI Public Schools
A draft of the Policy Guide was shared Fall of 2017. However, based on feedback, it is currently undergoing deep, content changes. 

The Policy Guide will support implementation of EE System requirements as outlined in Act 166 as well as present local considerations related to quality implementation. Local administrators charged with EE System implementation will be able to use the policy guide to influence timely decisions, such as scheduling to support collaboration and observations, evaluator calibration, EE conference planning, and other local considerations. Key features will include:

  • the identification of system implementation requirements,
  • the DPI System monitoring process,
  • and a policy tool which will replace the EE System Implementation Guide and Local Decisions document (formerly stand-alone documents).

Educator Effectiveness Implementation Guide
Developed to help local leadership teams (regardless of practice evaluation model) to self-assess and chart a course to maximize the positive impacts of the System.

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Implementation Supports

Contact regional CESA Support Leaders for help and training.

Optional EE Support Personnel
There are roles that can be put into place locally to help to implement the EE System with integrity and fidelity, as well as strengthen a collaborative culture (e.g., System Coordinator, peer reviewers, mentors, instructional coaches, etc.). For more information:  Optional EE Support Personnel

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System Information

Who must be evaluated in the Educator Effectiveness System?
Wisconsin state law mandates the Educator Effectiveness System and applies the System only to principals and teachers. DPI has developed a flowchart to help districts determine who is required to be evaluated using the System.

DPI administers grants that help fund the Educator Effectiveness System.

Platform for Completing Evaluation Documentation
DPI has contracted with and provided access to MyLearningPlan, an online observation/evaluation management system. Districts & 2R charters using the DPI model may choose to utilize MyLearningPlan or downloadable forms to document processes.  More info:

Flexibility of model used to evaluate educator practice (equivalency)