Compass is the state’s educator support and evaluation system designed to provide all educators with regular, meaningful feedback on their performance. This system promotes a cycle of continuous improvement by providing aligned resources that guide educators throughout the year.

Under this system, every teacher and school leader in each public school is evaluated annually using a four-tiered rating – Highly Effective, Effective: Proficient, Effective: Emerging, and Ineffective.  Half of the evaluation is based on achievement of student learning targets and half of the evaluation is based on observations by their supervisor using the appropriate Compass rubric.

Latest News on Compass


The Department has now released the Compass 2014-2015: Guide to End-of-Year Processes. The purpose of this document is to highlight necessary actions and technical guidance to ensure final evaluations for school personnel are completed by July 31, 2015.  For questions related to this process or the supporting guide, please email

For more information about Compass, please visit our Compass Library.

Compass Resources - Key Components

Planning: Goal-Setting Process

Instruction: Feedback + Support

Reflection: Evaluation Results

Training Materials - Key Components

Leaders & Evaluators of Leaders

Teachers & Evaluators of Teachers