Office of the Superintendent


Posting of Teacher and Principal Evaluation Survey Responses from Montana School

Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 10:52 am

In the fall of 2010, as part of OPI's Annual Data Collection, school districts responded to survey questions relating to the processes school systems use for the evaluation of teachers and principals.  The survey asked for information on where the school system defines the formal written evaluation process for teachers and principals; the frequency of evaluations for tenured and non-tenured teachers and principals; the components of the evaluation instrument; how the district uses the results of the evaluation in making decisions relating to teacher and principal development, compensation, promotion, retention, and removal; and whether the district determines an overall performance rating for teachers and principals.

This survey was required to comply with assurances made by the State of Montana when the state accepted State Fiscal Stabilization Funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  The results of the Teacher and Principal Evaluation Survey for each school system are now posted on the OPI website at http://www.opi.mt.gov/pub/index.php?dir=PrincipalTeacherEvaluation/ .   To look at the response from an individual school system, choose from the alphabetical listing on the left side of the webpage or use the Search feature at the bottom of the web page.

To get to this site from the OPI Home Page, choose Recovery Act News from the gray bar (list) on the left.  Click on the link, "Office of Public Instruction's Recovery Act Information for Montana Schools," then click on OPI ARRA Programs.  Here you will find the link to Principal and Teacher Evaluation Survey Reports by School System and can choose from the list of schools.

For more information, contact Madalyn Quinlan, Chief of Staff, 406-444-3168