Educator Effectiveness

MAEIA offers strategies for using MAEIA assessments in evaluation plans for teachers in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts.

Using the MAEIA Assessments to Demonstrate Educator Effectiveness

MAEIA Demonstrating Educator Effectiveness tools and resources support teachers and administrators through the process of: 1) planning; 2) measuring student growth with the use of the MAEIA assessments; and 3) presenting and reviewing student growth data and portfolio materials as evidence of student growth and teacher effectiveness. Additional resources support in understanding Michigan’s evaluation law.

The MAEIA Demonstrating Educator Effectiveness videos provide guidance on how to successfully use the Evaluation and Observation processes as well as how to prepare administrators for the unique qualities of teaching and learning in arts classrooms.

What does Michigan law allow?

PA 173 of 2015 requires annual evaluation for all teachers and administrators based on demonstrated effectiveness in two areas: Professional Practice and Student Growth. MAEIA’s catalogue of 360 performance assessments are aligned to Michigan standards; data that results from using MAEIA’s assessments are allowable as a local student growth measure when determining teacher effectiveness in the arts.

Phase I: Planning to Demonstrate Educator Effectiveness

The MAEIA approach to planning for your academic year includes: selecting assessments that fit the teacher’s planned instruction; using them with students to create artistic ideas and works ; analyzing the responses of students; selecting student work samples/exemplars that demonstrate and communicate educator effectiveness; and more.

Phase II: Implementing Plans that Demonstrate Educator Effectiveness

There are three methods for using MAEIA assessments in your data collection to demonstrate teachers’ effectiveness. This phase of the process also includes instructions on how to track changes in teaching and learning due to the information gained through the MAEIA Assessments, and more.

Phase III: Presenting Evidence of Educator Effectiveness

MAEIA continues to develop tools and resources for use in: analyzing the results of the MAEIA assessments; presenting changes in students’ performances; and observation supports for administrators specific to arts classrooms.


Explore our selection of MAEIA training, informative and supporting videos.

FAQ MAEIA Assessments

Dispelling Myths: Scoring and Reporting the MAEIA Assessments from Nov. 2, 2017

MAEIA Scoring Webinar from Feb. 29, 2016

MAEIA Teacher Effectiveness Webinar from May 9, 2016

Introductory Webinar for the Arts Education Program Review Tool Field Test

1 Demonstrating Educator Effectiveness: Logistics of the DEE Pilot Program from January 17, 2017

2 Demonstrating Educator Effectiveness: Writing an SLO from February 8, 2017

3 Demonstrating Educator Effectiveness: Documenting Instruction and Organizing Key Conversations from March 22, 2017

Supporting Resource #1: TEDx Talks- Simon Sinek, Start with Why- How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Supporting Resource #2: Behind the Brand- Seth Godin, Icarus Deception

Supporting Resource #3: Talks at Google- Tom Kelley, David Kelley, Creative Confidence

4 Demonstrating Educator Effectiveness: Assembling the Story of Educator Effectiveness from April 19, 2017

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MAEIA Theatre promotional video

MAEIA Visual Arts promotional video

MCACA Arts Education Grant Information 2018