Mendon Teacher Evaluation Information and Resources

Student Growth

Michigan Law indicates that teacher evaluations take into account student growth and assessment data. Student growth must be measured using multiple measures that may include student learning objectives, achievement of individualized education program goals, national normed or locally developed assessments that are aligned to state standards, research-based growth measures, or alternative assessments that are rigorous and comparable across schools within the school district. For the 2016-17 school year, 25% of the annual year end evaluation shall be based on student growth and assessment data. Some of the assessments available for student growth that are used by the district are listed below.

  • NWEA Test Growth Ratings
  • MSTEP Testing Information
  • Student Learning Objectives – Click the links below to view SLO information

SLO Information (Mendon Rubric and Interactive Template)

In order to determine student growth in an SLO, teachers need several years of testing information to designate how much each student should progress depending on their starting point from a pre-assessment. If that information is not available, teachers use the growth gap reduction score as a generic way to determine student growth. Follow the link below to view the process used to calculate student growth using the growth gap reduction score method in an SLO.

Teacher Growth Plans/Individual Development Plans

Michigan Law indicates that each year teacher evaluations shall included specific performance goals that will assist the teacher in improving effectiveness for school year. Performance goals are developed by the administration in consultation with the teacher. Teachers rated effective or highly effective will develop one or more performance goals from the evaluation rubric. First year teachers or teachers with a rating less than effective will need to create an Individualized Development Plan (IDP). The templates below assist in the development of these goals.

Training Materials

Questions regarding district information:
Please contact Leasa Griffith-Mathews at 269-496-8491 or email

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