Evaluator Trainings & Retrainings (PERA)
The Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) created law that identifies required training for 1) Teacher Evaluators 2) Principal Evaluators or 3) Teacher AND Principal Evaluators.
An evaluator must meet the following criteria to become a qualified evaluator of certified staff:
1. INITIAL EVALUATOR TRAININGS
North Cook ISC offers a two-day Administrator Academy (AA2001) that replaces the Growth Through Learning online training modules. Please check our list of events under Professional Learning/Administrator Academies for upcoming dates for AA2001: Illinois Performance Evaluation – Teacher Evaluation Training. This is the INITIAL TEACHER Evaluation Training – not a retraining.
Individuals who will be required to evaluate principals must take two Administrator Academies (AA 1865 and also AA 3000). Both are offered at North Cook ISC. Please check our list of events under Professional Learning/Administrator Academies.
TEACHER AND PRINCIPAL EVALUATORS
Those who evaluate Teachers AND Principals will be required to take three Administrator Academies (choose from AA1448, AA1451, AA1452, AA1801 and take the required AA1865 and AA3000). All are offered at North Cook ISC. Please check our list of events under Professional Learning/Administrator Academies.
2. RETRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR TEACHER AND PRINCIPAL EVALUATORS
Please see the document below to determine which courses are needed for the Evaluator Retraining requirements. Remember, who you evaluate dictates which courses are needed, i.e., Teacher Evaluators (those who evaluate teachers) should look at the Teacher Evaluators column, Principal Evaluators should look at the Principal Evaluators column, etc.