The Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) believes all students benefit most when educators operate under a system focused on continuous improvement. During the 2022-2023 school year, select districts and charter schools will evaluate the state’s new evaluation system for classroom teachers. This new evaluation system is called the Delaware Teacher Growth and Support System (DTGSS).

DTGSS replaces the state’s previous DPAS-II system for evaluating classroom teachers beginning in Fall 2023. School specialists and administrators will remain on the current DPAS-II system.

Additional Information

  • DTGSS overview – A general overview of DTGSS and how it differs from DPAS-II. Includes an implementation timeline.
  • DTGSS pilot – Includes the current pilot timeline and list of participating schools.
  • Redesign history – Details the multi-year redesign process from DPAS-II to DTGSS. Includes steering committee members.
  • Delaware Code 1270 and Delaware Regulation 106A – Links to Delaware governance related to teacher evaluation.

Educator Resources

For questions about DTGSS or to provide feedback, contact NewTeacher.Evaluation@doe.k12.de.us