Welcome to Educator Effectiveness

The purpose of the Educator Effectiveness Team is to create a system for continuous growth that aligns to the Utah State Board of Education Board Strategic Plan. The essential characteristics of this system include accountability, transparency, feedback, and flexibility. We ensure the quality of this system through effective professional learning and personalized support.

Educator Excellence Plan
Utah State Board of Education Teaching and Learning Resources

Effective Teaching and Leadership Standards

The Effective Educator Standards are a description of highly effective teaching and leading as adopted by the Utah State Board of Education. The standards provide a resource for educators throughout the state of Utah to analyze and prioritize expectations for high quality instruction.

Educational Leadership Standards

Utah State Standards for Educational Leadership

Effective Teaching Standards

Utah Effective Teaching Standards (Booklet) | Utah Effective Teaching Standards and Indicators

Regulation

R277-530: Utah Effective Educator Standards
Utah Office of Administrative Rules

Title 53G-11: Employees
Utah State Legislature

Educator Awards and Incentive Programs

Utah Teacher of the Year Award (UTOY)

The Utah Teacher of the Year is part of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) National Teacher of the Year Program. It began in 1952 and continues as the oldest, most prestigious national honors program that focuses on public attention on excellence in teaching.

Utah State Board of Education 2018 Utah Teacher of the Year
Teaching and Learning

T.H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loan (TIL) Program

Terrell H. Bell Education Scholarship Program

The T.H. Bell Scholarship program was previously the T.H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loan Program. In accordance with the Utah State Legislatures House Bill (H.B.) 188: T.H. Bell Program Amendments, passed in the 2019 legislative session, the program is now a scholarship and administered solely by the Utah System of Higher Education.

Contact an eligible Utah higher education institution for more information on the application process and deadlines. Eligible institutions in Utah are Brigham Young University, Dixie State University, Salt Lake Community College, Snow College, Southern Utah University, University of Utah, Utah State University, Utah Valley University, Weber State University, Western Governors University, and Westminster College.

For any further questions please contact Dr. Greg Benson at the Utah System of Higher Education at gbenson@ushe.edu.

Evaluations

Educator Professional Performance

Utah Model Principal Evaluation System Handbook

Utah Model Principal Evaluation System Rubric

Utah Teaching Observation Tool (Version 4.0)
Teaching Tool

Student Growth

Utah Code and Board Rule require Student Growth to be measured with these three components:

  • Learning goals measuring long-term outcomes linked to the appropriate specific content knowledge and skills from the Utah Core Standards;
  • Assessments; and
  • Targets for incremental monitoring of student growth.

For further information on student growth, please contact your district's office.

Stakeholder Input

Utah Code and Board Rule require Stakeholder Input from:

  • Students and Parents for Educator Evaluations
  • Students, Parents, and Staff for Administrator Evaluations

For further information on student growth, please contact your district's office.

Regulation

Utah Office of Administrative Rules:

Title 53G-11: Employees
Utah State Legislature

Title IIA

Purpose and Description

The purpose of the program is to increase academic achievement by improving teacher and principal quality. This program is carried out by:

  • increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in classrooms,
  • increasing the number of highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools, and
  • increasing the effectiveness of teachers and principals by holding Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.

Title IIA Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Preliminary Allotments
Preliminary allotted amounts for Title IIA funds on the local school level.

Resources

Improving Teacher Quality State Grants | Improving Teacher Quality State Grants: Non-Regulatory Guidance
United States Department of Education

Induction and New Teacher Support

Entry Years Enhancements (E.Y.E)

This program is currently under review by the Utah Board's Licensing Task Force.

Entry Years Enhancement is a structured support program for Level 1 educators as they fulfill the requirements for a Level 2 professional license. It provides level 1 educators with school, district, and state support for a three-year period. All educators are required to participate and all requirements must be completed within the first three years of service.

New Teachers

Entry Years Enhancement (E.Y.E.) Brochure

Entry Years Enhancement (E.Y.E.) Forms
Utah State Board of Education Educator Licensing

All information for licensing can be obtained through the link below or please call our Licensing Desk at (801) 538-7740.

Mentoring

Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Mentors Competencies Training

In response to Board Rule R277-308 and in coordination with teacher mentors throughout Utah, USBE has developed training modules aligned to the Competencies of a Quality Mentor. These modules are open source and provide a resource for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and/or school leaders to use in developing the capacity of their teacher mentors. Participants may self-enroll in the course at any time by visiting Enroll in USBE Mentor Competencies Training on Canvas.

Statewide Mentor Meetings

Date: May 20, 2020
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: To be determined

National Board Certification

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) leads the way in making teaching a profession that is dedicated to student learning, while upholding high standards for professional performance. National Board Certification is a demonstration of a candidate's teaching practice as measured against high and rigorous standards.

Becoming a Board Certified Teacher through National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards emphasize that accomplished teachers in every field and at every level are aware of what they do and why they are doing it as they teach. These standards represent a consensus among accomplished teachers and educational experts about what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. To apply for these credentials, please visit the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards National Board Certification website.

Application Fees and Teacher Salary Supplement Program (TSSP) Eligibility

  1. Teachers currently teaching in Utah schools who complete the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification after July 1, 2016 may apply for reimbursement of the Initial Application Program fees.
  2. Reimbursement is also available for certificate renewal expenses. Note: Funds are limited and are awarded on a first come first served basis.
  3. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards National Board Certified Teachers that are currently teaching in Utah classrooms may also be eligible to receive the Teacher Salary Supplement Program annual salary supplement.

For more information on reimbursements available, visit the Utah State Board of Education Teacher Salary Supplement Program website.

Resources

Utah National Board Coalition (NBCT)

Teacher Leader

The Hope Street Teacher Fellowship Group

The Utah State Board of Education Effectiveness Team is happy to work with the Utah Teacher Fellows, experienced professionals with 3 to 28 years in classrooms. The fellows will engage their educator peers and submit teacher-led solutions to the Utah State Board of Education to inform policy and practice.

Hope Street Group (Utah)

Projects are based on Senate Bill (S.B.) 51: Teacher Leader Role from the 2016 Utah State Legislative Session.

Regulation

R277-513: Teacher Leader
Utah Office of Administrative Rules

Title 53E-6-902: Teacher Leaders
Utah State Legislature

Contact

David Smith
Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7766 | E-mail

Educator Effectiveness Team

Katie Dewey Hill
Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7766 | E-mail

Lisa Young
Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7837 | E-mail

Kami Dupree
Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7923 | E-mail

Pamela Talili
Executive Secretary
Phone: (801) 538-7770 | E-mail