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Iowa Evaluator Approval and Training


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Approval Process

Update on Renewing Evaluator Approval - During the summer, members of the Board of Educational Examiners and the Department of Education met to discuss "Evaluator Approval" options in the wake of the pending recommendations (i.e., teaching/leadership standards and evaluation process/tools) from the Council on Educator Development.

In the interim, an administrator and/or evaluator seeking renewal of his/her evaluator approval license has three options:

Option 1: Take iEvaluate 1.2 through AEA PD Online for two licensure renewal credits.
Option 2: Take Assessing Academic Rigor as offered through your AEA for two licensure renewal credits.
Option 3: Take Fierce Conversations as offered through your AEA for two licensure renewal credits.
If you are new to Iowa or were prepared at an out-of-state preparation institution and seeking your Iowa administrator license, you must take iEvaluate 1.2 through AEA PD Online.
For any additional administrator/evaluator licensure questions, please contact Greg Horstmann ( For evaluator course information, please contact Matt Ludwig (

For more information regarding the Evaluator Approval Program in Iowa, see the DE, BoEE, your respective AEA website, or contact Matt Ludwig, leadership consultant, at 515-281-3750 or For licensure questions, contact Greg Horstmann at 515-281-3587 or


iEvaluate 1.2

The iEvaluate 1.2 class is an online evaluator class that is approved by the Iowa Department of Education. It was created to replace the required Evaluator Level I and Level II training.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on October 10, 2015 at 2:09pm.