This page is designed to assist teachers, administrators, and central office personnel with the NC Evaluation Process, , and Tools.

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December 13, 2011: NCEES/Teacher Effectiveness Webinar from December 6 & 9 Now Available

December 12, 2011: NCEES Webinars for Principals Announced

In order to better support users of the online tool, we have scheduled several upcoming webinars designed specifically for principals. We have scheduled three opportunities to get the information. Here is the schedule for those webinars:

  • Mon, Dec 19, 2011 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Registration Web Link:

  • Fri, Jan 6, 2012 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST
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  • Fri, Jan 6, 2012 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM EST
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December 5, 2011: Instructional Technology Standards - NC Professional Teaching Standards Comparison

November 29, 2011: Evaluation Comparison Chart

It has been out for awhile, but I think this graphic provides a great visual for understanding what needs to be completed in the evaluation cycle for each teacher.

November 28, 2011: Upcoming Webinars and Updates

The abbreviated evaluation option will be live by December 12.
We have scheduled two webinar opportunities to review how the abbreviated option functions in the online tool.

The schedule is:

Tuesday December 6th 2:00-4:00pm

Registration Web Link:

Friday, December 9th 9:00-11:00am

Registration Web Link:

The same information will be reviewed at each webinar, so select the one that best fits your schedule.

In addition, we will share information on Teacher Effectiveness. This will be an optional section of the webinar and is offered for our colleagues who have not been able to attend one of our recent Teacher Effectiveness sessions that have been held in partnerships with the RESAs across the state.

November 21, 2011: Activating/Deactivating Personnel

November 16, 2011: Abbreviated Evaluation Option

The online Teacher Evaluation Tool is being updated to allow for the abbreviated evaluation option. An announcement has been placed on the McREL landing page to communicate this pending change.

In the absence of available forms in the online tool, principals have been advised to proceed with abbreviated observations in the following manner:
  • Utilize the Teacher Observation Rubric
  • Rate only standards 1 and 4
  • Mark all other standards “not looked for”
Once the abbreviated form is fully functional online, principals will select the abbreviated option, and the rubric will be truncated to show only standards 1 and 4. The programmers are aware that abbreviated observations are currently being captured on full observation rubrics; so data will be transferred to the abbreviated form automatically, once the principal identifies the form as abbreviated.

There will be an announcement to alert educators when forms associated with the abbreviated evaluation process are fully functional. In the meantime, please proceed as noted above.

October 18, 2011: Abbreviated Evaluation Directions

Until the abbreviated evaluation rubric is ready, here are steps to take as users complete abbreviated evaluations.

1. Complete observations

2. Only observe standards 1 & 4

3. Mark standards 2, 3, & 5 as “not looked for." This indicator is located in the far right of the rubric with each standard and element. If this area is left blank, the tool will default to “not demonstrated” on the summary rating form.

4. Standard 6 will be populated another way – yet to be determined by the programmers. We will keep you informed.

October 10, 2011: End of Year Reports

September 12, 2011: Updating the McREL Online Spreadsheet Directions

September 7, 2011: Changes in Annual Evaluation Policy

Online Manuals

August 20, 2011 Updated Manuals

Evaluation Process and Training Materials

Superintendent and Instructional Central Office Personnel:

Principals and Assistant Principals:


Online Evaluation System Info:

Training Materials from DPI:

Evaluation Process Manuals:

Other Useful Documents:

Policy Information:

New Module Information:

  • There is a new module for the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards! This module outlines the evaluation process, and goes into depth for all of the standards, including how they are related to the Performance Ratings. To access the module, visit You will use the same login information that is used to access NC FALCON.

Important Links

Coaching Based Evaluation: This website is an offshoot of the teacher working conditions survey and may contain some helpful observations tools.

NC DPI's guide to the ONLINE teacher evaluation system: NC DPI's official website for the online teacher evaluation system. Here you will find instruction manuals, presentations, helpful tips, etc.

NC DPI's webpage dedicated to the New Teacher Evaluation System: DPI's original New Teacher Evaluation website that includes all things related to the New Teacher Evaluation System.

Jackson County Public Schools NC Evaluation Page: Includes training videos.

Support Documents

Evaluation Comparison Chart (Updated 9/7/11)

McRel Spreadsheet Guidelines (Updated 9/6/11)

The Classroom Evaluation Process Step-by-Step

Important Reminders

State Board Policy Regarding the NC Teacher Evaluation Process: NC SBE policy regarding the Teacher Evaluation Process

Reference Guide for the Online Teacher Evaluation Process

Peer Directions: Directions for peers to use to conduct a classroom observation and to use the online evaluation system.

Directions for Creating Administrative Groups at the School Level: Principals will need to create administrative groups within the online system to evaluate assistant principals. These are the directions to create those groups.

Teacher Summary Directions: Directions for completion of the teacher summary process.

NC Evaluation Evidence Guide: An extensive guide to sample evidences for each rating within each element of each standard of the NC Teacher Evaluation process

Record of Teacher Evaluation Activities Form Directions: Directions for Completion of the Electronic Teacher Record of Evaluation Activities Form

RTEA Sample: Record of Teacher Evaluation Activities Form SAMPLE for training

Password Reset: If you've lost your password to the McRel system, here are the directions to retrieve your password.

August 11, 2011 Webinar: DPI Webinar detailing new standards and changes to the Administrator/Teacher Evaluation System

Teacher Self-Assessment Form Ready Rubric: This form-ready rubric can be used for the teacher self-assessment prior to placing the info into the McRel online system.