Principal & AP Evaluation

Standards 1-6 Professional Practices Support Material

State Model Rubric

The Principal Quality Standards outline the knowledge and skills required of an effective principal and will be used to evaluate principals in the state of Colorado. All school districts and BOCES shall base their evaluations of their principals on either the full set of Principal Quality Standards and associated elements included below, or shall adopt their own locally-developed standards that meet or exceed the Principal Quality Standards and Elements.

APS has adopted the Colorado Model Principal Evaluation for use with all Principals and Assistant Principals in the district.

Senate Bill 10-191 requires fifty percent of principal evaluations be based on student learning in their school determined by the use of multiple measures in relationship to the Colorado Academic Standards. In Colorado, the term “academic growth” is closely associated with results from the Colorado Growth Model (CGM) as reported in the School and District Performance Frameworks (SPF and DPF, respectively).

The phrase “measures of student learning” or “MSL” is employed throughout this document to emphasize that evaluating student learning for principal evaluations is not confined to results from the SPF/DPF or CGM, but rather is inclusive of results from multiple types of measures districts may use in educator evaluations and to support instructional goals.

For questions about the teacher evaluation or principal/assistant principal evaluation processes or support with Measures of Student Growth/Outcomes contact: Erin Brophy-Lindo, Director of Educator Effectiveness-HR at

For professional learning & calibration support for the Quality Standards for educator effectiveness from the Division of Equity in Learning contact: Shawn Graziani, Director of Educator Development- Equity in Learning at