The NMTEACH Educator Effectiveness System consists of three scored areas of evaluation: observations, improved student achievement, and multiple measures. The overall score is based on 200 possible points. The observation category is worth up to 50 points or 25% of the overall score; the improved student achievement score is worth up to 100 points or 50% of the overall score; and the multiple measures score is worth up to 50 points or 25% of the overall score.
A teacher’s Value Added Score (VAS) represents 3 years of Improved Student Achievement scores. If a teacher does not have 3 years of VAS scores, then they will be scored using graduated considerations. Graduated considerations redistribute the points among the three areas of evaluation based on the teacher’s unique situation. Please refer to our Graduated Considerations Table page to get a more in-depth explanation of how graduated considerations work.
Districts and charters were provided many options for inclusion in the Improve d Student Achievement category of their evaluation plan. As a result, Improved Student Achievement data can include Standards Based Assessments (SBA), End of Course Exams (EOC), interim assessments, Content Level Value Added Measures (VAM), Grade Level VAM, Q1 Student Growth, and Subgroup Student Growth. To determine which measures are being utilized in your evaluation score, please refer to your district or charter evaluation plan.