Educator Effectiveness promotes high quality principals, teachers, and effective instruction in Idaho’s PreK-12 schools to ensure that all students in the state are provided an excellent and equitable education. Educator Effectiveness provides guidance to school districts on implementing evaluation legislation and locally developed annual evaluations based on multiple measures, including student performance. Educator Effectiveness works to ensure that superintendents, principals, and teachers have the opportunity to attend high quality, relevant, and effective professional development trainings.

Idaho's effective teachers have the knowledge, skill, and commitment to create fair learning opportunities and growth for all students. They are dedicated to closing achievement gaps and preparing students for postsecondary success. These teachers are masters of their content and have the skills needed to create strategies that help students achieve academic success which enables them to be lifelong learners. (Adapted from the State of Colorado's definition of an Effective Teacher.)
The Charlotte Danielson Framework for teaching is the minimum standard for teacher evaluation adopted by Idaho public schools.

If you have questions about Effective Teachers, contact Kathy Gauby, Title II-A Coordinator.

Idaho’s effective principals know they have an important role in helping both students and staff learn, grow, and achieve success. They focus on communication and collaboration to monitor student progress to help their schools improve. Effective principals use resources, create a vision, and share their values to lead their schools and obtain high student achievement.  (Adapted from the State of Colorado's definition of Effective Principals.)

The Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards are the minimum standards for principal evaluations adopted by Idaho. Administrators must also be proficient in conducting teacher evaluations using the Charlotte Danielson Framework.

Career Ladder Data System Application

The Career Ladder Data System (CLDS) provides the ability for a Local Education Agency (LEA) to submit and certify career ladder data, such as staff evaluation results for principals, pupil service staff members, and instructional staff. It also provides the ability for an LEA to submit recommendations for professional endorsements. Excel documents which outline all the data elements that need to be gathered and submitted, along with the User Guide, can be found on the application home page accessible using the link below:


Title II-A Trainings link

Title II-A Webpage

For information about the Certification Renewal Requirements, visit the Idaho State Board of Education website.

For information about the Teacher Evaluation, visit the Idaho State Board of Education website.