Calibration (practice required every semester) and the Recertification Assessment (formal assessment required every 4 years) are designed to address the issue that scoring accuracy may fluctuate over time. Calibration is a formative tool through which observers can use feedback to improve their scoring accuracy.
The Recertification Assessment, however, is a summative assessment. Emphasis is given to scoring accuracy for recertification because this skill is expected to shift more over time than the foundational knowledge of the Effectiveness Project. Although administrators may choose to re-certify on their own, re-certification trainings will also be offered in each CESA. Additionally, districts can contract for in-district re-certification.