Educator Evaluation in MI: Measurement of Student Growth

While there are specific legislative requirements that drive the teacher evaluation process, there are also many opportunities for teacher decision making and autonomy. This resource-heavy course will provide you with the tools needed to document evidence of student growth and make student growth a relevant and worthwhile aspect of your professional growth. Through these lessons, you will gain insight into the evaluation process and be able to advocate for a fair and transparent teacher evaluation system in your local setting. This course is part of the Educator Evaluation in Michigan series.

In this course, you will:

  • Discover the benefits of using student growth in teacher evaluation,
  • Interpret legislative mandates and their application to your current role,
  • Use resources developed by the Michigan Department of Education to conduct an assessment inventory, write student learning objectives, and set differentiated growth targets for each student, and
  • Analyze student performance and the implications it has for instruction.

SCECHs Granted

3

Who should take this course?

Administrator
Teacher

What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

High School
Lower Elementary
Middle School
Upper Elementary

Course Partner

MDE

Course Vendor

Michigan Virtual

Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.