MABE Signs Memorandum of Understanding on Teacher and Principal Evaluations
The Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE), representing all of the State's local boards of education, has signed an agreement with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Public School Superintendents Association of Maryland (PSSAM), Maryland State Education Association (MSEA), and other leading educational organizations to coordinate resources and strategies to assist local school systems, through the work of teachers and principals, in the development of rigorous, measurable, and obtainable student learning objectives (SLOs).
This MOU is consistent with MABE’s longstanding support for local flexibility to develop educator evaluation systems that incorporate student growth in learning as a significant component.
In 2010, MABE and PSSAM successfully advocated that the Education Reform Act allow for locally developed educator evaluation systems. In 2014, legislation was enacted to reaffirm the original legislative intent of the Education Reform Act of 2010 to delegate to local boards of education and employee organizations the responsibility to develop educator evaluation systems.