Teacher Evaluations

NPS Framework for Effective Teaching

In NPS, great teaching is our top priority. That’s because great teaching—in every classroom, for every student, every day—is the best way we make sure all our students master the Common Core Standards and graduate ready for success in college and career.

The NPS Framework for Effective Teaching is one of the best tools we have to make great teaching a reality in every classroom. With five competencies (pictured below), the framework sets clear, high expectations for the kind of teaching students need and provides an opportunity for teachers to get the feedback and support they need to continue to grow.

Framework for Effective Teaching


The Goal-Setting Process is a way for teachers to identify student learning goals and personal professional development goals for the school year. There are two versions of the Goal-Setting Process which are determined by a person’s annual evaluation rating from the previous year: the Individualized Professional Development Plan (IPDP) and the Corrective Action Plan (CAP). This year all IPDPs and CAPs will be created and housed in our online performance management system, EdReflect. Check out the EdReflect Resources tab here for more guidance on using EdReflect to complete your IPDP/CAP. Guidance on content development for your IPDP/CAP can be found here.


The framework is the core of teachers’ evaluations by supporting a process of gathering the evidence (described in the graphic above) needed to get a complete picture of every teacher’s performance.

For a comprehensive overview of the components and requirements related to teacher evaluation in the 2016-17 school year, please be sure to read the NPS Teacher Evaluation Guidebook.