PERA Evaluation Training
The Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) created law that identifies required training for Teacher and Principal Evaluators. There are TWO components that an individual must meet in order to be qualified to evaluate:
1. GROWTH THROUGH LEARNING ILLINOIS ONLINE TRAINING
Important Information Regarding Growth Through Learning
The current initial online Teacher Evaluator and Principal Evaluator training modules through Growth Through Learning will end as of December 31, 2018.
The online training will be replaced with a new face-to-face, two-day training that is being developed and will be offered as an Administrator Academy through North Cook ISC. The new Academy will be offered statewide starting sometime after January 1, 2019.
Requests for PERA Evaluator online training grant funds will no longer be processed as of November 1, 2018.
ISBE recommends that any educators who have begun the Teacher Evaluation modules through Growth Through Learning complete all modules prior to the end of December. We will continue to provide you with more details as we learn of them.
2. RETRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR TEACHER AND PRINCIPAL EVALUATORS (see below)