Webinar Addresses Updates to Online Evaluation System NCDPI’s Educator Recruitment and Development Division is pleased to announce three webinar opportunities for principals focused on updates to the online evaluation system including the abbreviated version and new writeable sections of the PDP. Staff also will review the latest information on Educator Effectiveness including the addition of Standard 6 to the Teacher Evaluation and Standard 8 of the Principal/AP Evaluation. The schedule for these webinars is below. All webinars are the same so choose the time that best fits your schedule.
- Friday, Jan. 6, 9-10:30 a.m.

Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/620510545

- Friday, Jan. 6, 3:30-5 p.m.

Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/504631457

Questions regarding the webinar may be directed to Eliz Colbert at Eliz.Colbert@dpi.nc.gov .

The webinar materials are archived for your use here:


Activating and Deactivating Personnel

McRel Spreadhseet Guidelines

McRel Customer Care FAQs


DPI Training Materials

New Reports

There are additional reports in the report section of the NCEES Online tool that will became available on Monday, October 10, 2011. These reports may only be accessed by the people in your district with the highest level of access inside the tool. Attached are some screenshots to show you how to navigate this new feature.

McRel Update (Abbreviated Evaluation)
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.

Directions for updating your spreadsheet

Abbreviated Annual Evaluation Policy

Evaluation Comparison Chart

Online 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 https://center.ncsu.edu/nc. 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)
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McRel Spreadsheet Guidelines (Updated 9/6/11)
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The Classroom Evaluation Process Step-by-Step
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Important Reminders
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State Board Policy Regarding the NC Teacher Evaluation Process: NC SBE policy regarding the Teacher Evaluation Process
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Reference Guide for the Online Teacher Evaluation Process
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Peer Directions: Directions for peers to use to conduct a classroom observation and to use the online evaluation system.
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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.
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Teacher Summary Directions: Directions for completion of the teacher summary process.
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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
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Record of Teacher Evaluation Activities Form Directions: Directions for Completion of the Electronic Teacher Record of Evaluation Activities Form
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RTEA Sample: Record of Teacher Evaluation Activities Form SAMPLE for training
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Password Reset: If you've lost your password to the McRel system, here are the directions to retrieve your password.
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August 11, 2011 Webinar: DPI Webinar detailing new standards and changes to the Administrator/Teacher Evaluation System
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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.
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