Due to the COVID-19 situation, PDE announced that professional employee evaluations for the 2019-20 school year will be based solely upon Observation and Practice evidence.  See announcement below.


How will state-level educator evaluation requirements be implemented for school year 2019-20?

During COVID-19 response efforts, school entities remain responsible for completing professional employee evaluations.  Since student performance and building-level data will not be available for the 2019-20 school year, professional employees’ evaluations will be based solely on observation and practice evidence, pursuant to Act 13 and the Secretary’s authority.   


For additional information from PDE see -  Guidance on Professional Employee Evaluation for the 2019-2020 Academic Year.



Directions for Completing 82 Forms within PA-ETEP


When completing 82 forms for the 2019-20 school year, simply open an 82 form and check the box in the upper right hand corner labeled Act 13 Applicable. Complete the remainder of the form and submit.  Note...

  • When the Act 13 Applicable box is selected, the 82 form will adjust so that 100% of the final score comes from the Observation and Practice domain rating section.  See example screen grabs below.
  • 82 Forms that have been previouslly saved for the 2019-20 school year can be edited. Simply open the saved form, check the box for Act 13 Applicable and the calculations will adjust according to state guidelines.


In addition to the 100% Observation and Practice adjustment, we are building in the capacity for electronic signatures. Those changes will be coming soon!



Example 82-1 Form (Act 13 Applicable)



Example 82-2 Form (Act 13 Applicable)



Example 82-3 Form (Act 13 Applicable)




For other ways that PA-ETEP can help during these unprecedented times, read our blog post called How PA-ETEP Can Help?


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