•  District Evaluation Advisory Committee (DEAC)

    The District Evaluation Advisory Committee, or DEAC, required by AchieveNJ through at least SY16-17, has great potential for supporting districts in effectively implementing AchieveNJ. This was clearly recognized by New Jersey's evaluation pilot districts and is widely documented in the Final Evaluation Pilot Advisory Committee (EPAC) Report. Recommendations and suggestions for effective DEACs are offered from pilot districts in this two-page excerpt from the full report.

    • Some recommended functions of the DEAC include:

    • Coordinate efforts to plan and implement educator evaluation;

    • Maintain open lines of communication and provide a consistent message about evaluation throughout the district;

    • Provide an integrated vision connecting multiple initiatives that districts are implementing; and

    • Provide a coherent professional development plan for the district based on evaluation data.