Teacher Evaluation and Development System

In October 2009, New Haven Public Schools (NHPS) and the New Haven Federation of Teachers (NHFT) signed a landmark teachers' contract.
The contract was an important step in laying the groundwork for School Change. It established a new NHPS teacher evaluation and development system (TEVAL) created collaboratively by NHPS and the NHFT. The agreement also gave the district new flexibility to make significant changes in staffing and structure at low-performing schools.

The new teacher evaluation and development system rewards high-performing teachers and allows struggling teachers to receive the support they need to be successful. Through our teacher evaluation and development system, as well as recruitment and selection, NHPS aims to ensure that there is a high quality teacher is in every classroom. 
 For more information on the teacher evaluation and development system, please click the links below.

  • SEPTEMBER 2011 UPDATE: To see a summary of 2010-11 PEVAL and TEVAL results, click here.

Essential Information

  • Find out how teachers are evaluated in the new system, click here.


  • To see the evaluation form used by principals and teachers, click here.


  • To read a New York Times editorial on "The New Haven Model," click here.

Additional Information
PROPOSALS -- How the Teacher Evaluation process was created