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From the ECS State Policy Database
Teaching Quality--Evaluation and Effectiveness


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State Status/Date Level Summary
ARSigned into lawP-12Teacher Evaluation
S.B. 833
Amends the Teacher Excellence and Support System to 1) allow teachers and evaluators to choose the summary growth statistic associated with the state-mandated assessment for the tested contented area 2) allow the department to prescribe a state-mandated assess...

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DESigned into law 07/2014P-12Committee on the Teacher Evaluation Data System
S.B. 244
Revises the performance appraisal advisory committee (for teaching evaluation) by increasing the number of public school teachers and administrators on the committee to 3 of each (raised from 2 of each) and includes on superintendent. Mandates that the higher ...

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ILSigned into law 06/2014P-12Evaluation and Dismissal of Teachers
H.B. 5546 - Evaluation and Dismissal of Teachers
From bill summary: In provisions concerning removal or dismissal of teachers, requires that copies of the honorable dismissal list show each teacher by name and be categorized by positions and the groupings defined in statute. Sets forth procedures and criteri...

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LAVetoed 06/2014P-12Accountability Metrics and Value-Added Assessments
H.B. 953
Directs the state board to collect statewide results from the English language arts assessments administered to students in the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years, to define the student achievement expectations to be used in the school and district accountab...

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MISigned into law 06/2014P-12Performance Evaluation Requirements
S.B. 817
Requires student growth be measured using state assessments to evaluate teacher performance. For grades and subjects in which there is no state assessment, student growth must be measured using an alternative assessment that is comparable across schools within...

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OHSigned into law 06/2014P-12Teacher Evaluations
H.B. 362 - Teacher Evaluations
Pages 7- : Provides that a local board may evaluate a teacher who received "accomplished" rating on most recent evaluation every three years (previously every two years); adds qualification that such teacher's student academic growth measure for the most recen...

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CTVetoed 06/2014P-12Minor Revisions to Education Statutes
H.B. 5566
This bill makes numerous minor changes to the education statutes including:
1. Changing the title of "special master" for a district under state supervision and control to "district improvement specialist"
2. Changing the number and schedule of required vision...

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DCReturned from Mayor 06/2014P-12Educator Evaluation Data Collection Emergency Amendment Act of 2014
L.B. 747
Authorizes and protects the collection of individual educator evaluation data by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).
http://lims.dccouncil.us/_layouts/15/uploader/Download.aspx?legislationid=31511&filename=B20-0747-Introduction.pdf
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LATo governor 05/2014P-12Exclusion of Certain Student Test Scores in VAM or Other Student Growth Measures
H.B. 533
Prohibits the inclusion of test scores of a student with 10 or more unexcused absences a semester in the value-added model or in other measures of student growth for purposes of teacher evaluations. http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=907597&n=H...

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LASigned into law 05/2014P-12Advisory Subcommittee on Evaluation of Teachers and Administrators
H.B. 415
Directs the Accountability Commission established by the state board to convene an advisory subcommittee of the commission to report on the overall effectiveness of the evaluation program, including any recommendations for changes to state policy on the value-...

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OKSigned into law 05/2014P-12Teacher and leader evaluations; directing certain data to be available to the State Department of Education. Effective date. Emergency.
S.B. 1828
The measure amends language related to Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (TLE) evaluations by prohibiting data collected pursuant to the TLE will not be subject to the open meeting or open records act. Additionally, authorized representatives of the State Depar...

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MNSigned into law 05/2014P-12
Postsec.
Teacher Evaluation
H.F. 2397
Article 3
Section 14: Allows the annual teacher evaluation process to include job-embedded learning opportunities such as professional learning communities. Requires school districts and charter schools to provide for effective evaluator training specific to t...

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MNSigned into law 05/2014P-12
Postsec.
Teacher Provisions
H.F. 2397
Article 3
Teacher Licensure
Section 10: (b) Directs the Board of Teaching to adopt rules for initial teacher licensure that require individuals to pass a reading, writing, and math skills exam or attain an equivalent composite score on the ACT Plus Writing or ...

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MDSigned into law 05/2014P-12Use of Student Growth Data in Educator Evaluation System Prohibited
H.B. 1167/S.B. 676
Prohibits performance evaluation criteria for teachers and principals (the educator evaluation system) from using student growth data based on state assessments to make personnel decisions before the 2016-2017 school year. Does not apply to a local education a...

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FLSigned into law 05/2014P-12School Personnel Evaluation Systems
S.B. 1642 - School Personnel Evaluation Systems
Section 13: Partially from bill summary: Provides information to be included in annual reports on the approval and implementation status of school district personnel evaluation systems; Revising provisions relating to the measurement of student learning growth...

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COSigned into law 05/2014P-12Academic Growth in Performance Evaluations
S.B. 165
Current law and rule require school district boards of education to base at least 50 percent of the final level of effectiveness assessed to licensed personnel on student academic growth. The bill allows a local board to determine, for the 2014-15 academic yea...

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DESigned into law 05/2014P-12Local Education Agency Alternative Teacher Evaluations
S.B. 168
Adds vocational-technical school districts and charter schools to the list of school that may develop alternative educator evaluation systems and apply for a waiver from a certain evaluation system (DPAS-II). Allows local education agencies to also use their a...

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GASigned into law 05/2014P-12Annual Performance Evaluations
H.B. 244
Removes current evaluation metrics and mandates that the department-- in consultation with stakeholders, such as teachers and principals-- develop an evaluation system that uses multiple measures, prioritizing growth in student achievement. Growth in student a...

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MEVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 05/2014P-12Review of Performance Evaluation System
H.R. 1254
Provides for legislative review of Chapter 180: Performance Evaluation and Professional Growth Systems, a major substantive rule of the Department of Education.
http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP1254&item=1&snum=126
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TNSigned into law 04/2014P-12Teacher Performance Determinations
S.B. 1863
Amends the number of days in which a student must be present in the classroom before the students TCAP scores are attributed to the specific teacher or school where the student is enrolled.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/108/Bill/SB1863.pdf...

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TNSigned into law 04/2014P-12Student Achievement & Teacher Eval
S.B. 2250
Permits teachers and principals to select the student achievement measures that represent15 percent of their evaluations, if they can not agree with their evaluators on what should be used.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/108/Bill/SB2250.pdf...

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OKSigned into law 04/2014P-12Schools; requiring certain records under the Oklahoma Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Evaluation System to be kept confidential; effective date.
H.B. 3173
Requires that public bodies keep confidential all records created pursuant to the Oklahoma Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Evaluation System (TLE) which identify a current or former employee. Additionally, TLE records that identify a current or former employe...

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TNSigned into law 04/2014P-12Evaluation of Teachers & Principals
H.B. 2264/S.B. 2342
prohibits the establishment of any rules, policies or guidelines to require the results from classroom observation evaluations to correlate with TVAAS statistical data.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/108/Bill/HB2264.pdf...

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TNSigned into law 04/2014P-12Teacher Licenses and Student Growth Data
S.B. 2240
Requires the state board of education to adopt rules, rather than policies, governing the issuance of educator licenses; prohibits an educator's license from being non-renewed or revoked based solely on student growth data.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/108...

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WISigned into law 04/2014P-12Alternative Process for Educator Effectiveness
S.B. 598
Adds a "charter school under contract with a school board that is not an instrumentality of the school district" as an additional entity authorized to use an equivalency process aligned with the evaluation system for educator effectiveness.
https://docs.legis....

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WASigned into law 04/2014P-12Education Budget - Closing the Opportunity Gap
S.B. 6002
From Legislative Budget Notes publication:
CLOSING THE OPPORTUNITY GAP - One-time funding totaling $245,000 is provided for strategies to close the opportunity gap. Provided within these funds is:
(1) $28,000 for the Office of the Superintendent of Public In...

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SDSigned into law 03/2014P-12Evaluation Data Confidentiality
H.B. 1030
Specifies that any record or document created by a public school, public school district, or any other school in connection with the evaluation of an individual teacher, principal, or
other school employee constitutes personnel information and is not open to i...

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VASigned into law 02/2014P-12Teacher Career Ladder Program
H.J.R. 1
Resolves that the Department of Education study the feasibility of implementing a Teacher Career Ladder program in the Commonwealth, consider the implementation of such programs in other states and make recommendations for a program in Commonwealth. The Depart...

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NMAdopted 09/2013P-12Teacher and School Leader Effectiveness
6.69.8.7, 8, 10, 11 NMAC
Defines "Approved observer" for the 2013-2014 school year, as an individual who holds a level 3-B license, is employed by a school district or charter school as an administrator and who has completed the PED's teacher observation training. Defines "Certified o...

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FLIssued 09/2013P-12Florida Plan for Education Accountability
Executive Order 13-276
Directs the commissioner of education to recommend to the state board an open process to procure the next state assessment via a competitive solicitation. Requires next assessment program to meet specified criteria. Directs the commissioner to recommend to the...

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WVAdopted 08/2013P-12Performance Evaluation of School Personnel
WV ADC s 126-142-1 et seq.
Establishes the process for evaluation of the employment performance of professional personnel that shall be applied uniformly statewide. Charges state board of education to 1) develop standardized evaluation components to be used by each county board of educa...

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CTSigned into law 07/2013P-12Teacher Evaluations
S.B. 1097
Requires that, not later than September 1, 2013, each local and regional board of education adopt and implement a new teacher evaluation and support program that is consistent with the guidelines for a model teacher evaluation and support program adopted by th...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013P-12Pay for Excellence
S.B. 402
States the intent of the General Assembly to utilize a plan of performance pay for teachers once an evaluation instrument and process that accurately assesses and evaluates the effectiveness of teachers is wholly implemented in North Carolina.
Section 9.5 of ...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013P-12Teacher Contracts
S.B. 402
Eliminates career status over a five-year period and requires that all teachers be employed on contract. Local boards of education must employ teachers upon the recommendation of the superintendent. Teachers employed fewer than three years by a local board may...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013P-12Study Teacher and Administrator Effectiveness and Compensation
S.B. 402
Establishes the 18-member North Carolina Educator Effectiveness and Compensation Task Force to make recommendations on whether to create a statewide model of incentives to encourage the recruitment and retention of highly effective educators and to consider th...

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WASigned into law 06/2013P-12Budget - Teacher & Principal Eval Training
S.B. 5034
From bill analysis: Teacher & Principal Eval Training - Funding is provided for training in new teacher evaluation systems and use of student growth data. For FY 2014, $10 million is provided, of which $5 million is a one-time allocation. For FY 2015, an ongoi...

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WISigned into law 06/2013P-12Teacher Evaluation and Effectiveness
Act 20 - Sections 227, 231, 243, 1748, and 1749
Provides $6,864,600 GPR in 2013-14 and $6,719,300 GPR in 2014-15 to implement the educator effectiveness evaluation system required under 2011 Act 166. Of the total, providse $1,118,600 GPR in 2013-14 and $973,300 GPR in 2014-15 in a new annual appropriation f...

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FLSigned into law 06/2013P-12Assignment of Teachers Based on Performance Evaluations
H.B. 7009 - Assignment of Teachers Based on Performance Evaluations
Provides that if a high school or middle school student is taught by a classroom teacher who receives a performance evaluation rating of "needs improvement" or "unsatisfactory" during that school year, the student may not be assigned the following school year ...

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NHSigned into law 06/2013P-12Teacher Evaluation Policies
H.B. 142
Directs that a school board adopt a teacher performance evaluation policy with the involvement of teachers and principals.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2013/HB0142.pdf...

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FLSigned into law 06/2013P-12Teacher and Principal Evaluations
S.B. 1664 - Teacher and Principal Evaluations
Requires at least 50% of a classroom teacher's or school administrator's performance evaluation, or 40% if less than 3 years of student performance data are available, be based on learning growth or achievement of the teacher's students or, for a school admini...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Educator Excellence Innovation Program
H.B. 1751
Renames the Educator Excellence Awards Program the "Educator Excellence Innovation Program." Specifies purposes of the program are to systematically transform educator quality and effectiveness and district administrative practices, and to use these enhanced q...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Teacher Evaluations and Teacher Development, Employment Decisions
H.B. 2012 - Teacher Evaluations and Teacher Development, Employment Decisions
Provides that each teacher is entitled to receive a written copy of his/her evaluation promptly on its completion. Requires that, in addition to conducting an annual performance appraisal (or less frequently, under certain circumstances) of each teacher, appro...

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NVSigned into law 06/2013P-12Educator Evaluation
S.B. 407
Requires the State Board of Education to prescribe the pupil achievement data to be used in the evaluation of teachers and school-based administrators. Requires the Teachers and Leaders Council of Nevada to make recommendations to the State Board concerning th...

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IASigned into law 06/2013P-12Council on Educator Development
H.F. 215 - Division VI
Establishes a council to study and make recommendations for statewide teacher and administrator evaluations. Requires the council to consider the current systems in place, national systems and standards, the use of student outcomes, indicators of practice (e.g...

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VTSigned into law 05/2013P-12Multiple Components - School Closings; Guidelines for Teacher Advisory System
H.B. 521
Two of multiple components. Creates a committee to study the implications of public schools closing to become independent schools. Creates a working group to develop best practice guidelines for teacher advisory systems.
http://www.leg.state.vt.us/docs/2014/A...

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OKSigned into law 05/2013P-12Modifies Deadlines under the Oklahoma Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Evaluation System
S.B. 426
Modifies provisions related to establishing which teachers fall under the requirements of the Oklahoma Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Evaluation System (changes from 2011-12 school year to "prior to full implementation of the Oklahoma Teacher and Leader Effe...

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LAPassed 05/2013P-12Study of Issues Relative to the Implementation of the Teacher Evaluation Program
H.R. 118
Requests the state board of elementary and secondary education to study issues relative to the implementation of the state's teacher evaluation program, including but not limited to the value-added model used and the ratings given to teachers based on the eval...

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COSigned into law 05/2013P-12Developing Local Educator Evaluation Systems
H.B. 1257
Permits a local board or board of cooperative services (BOCES) to adopt the state model performance evaluation system established by the state board, or develop its own local licensed personnel evaluation system that complies with statutory and regulatory prov...

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GASigned into law 05/2013P-12Teacher Performance Evaluations
H.B. 244
Provides that educators with two or more unsatisfactory, ineffective, or needs development annual summative performance evaluations within a five-year period shall not receive a renewable teaching certificate. Directs the state board of education, no later tha...

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COSigned into law 05/2013P-12Confidentiality of K-12 Educator Performance Data
H.B. 1220
Authorizes access to a teacher's evaluation reports for an individual responsible for reviewing a nonprobationary teacher's appeal. Provides nothing in statute prohibits a district or board of cooperative services (BOCES) from collecting information on an indi...

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AZSigned into law 05/2013P-12Amends Teacher Evaluation Provisions
H.B. 2500 - Teacher Evaluation Provisions
Amends dismissal and evaluation policies. (See related policy record for dismissal components.)
--Stipulates that a certificated teacher who is currently a continuing teacher but has been designated in the lowest performance classification for the current sch...

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MNSigned into law 05/2013P-12Teacher Evaluations
H.F. 630
Provides that the annual evaluation of teachers must include the use of data from valid and reliable assessments aligned to state and local academic standards and must use state and local measures of student growth that may include value-added models or studen...

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MNSigned into law 05/2013P-12Charter School Provisions
H.F. 630
Provides that a charter school must comply with continuing truant notification; develop and implement a teacher evaluation and peer review process; and adopt a policy, plan, budget, and process to review curriculum, instruction and student achievement to creat...

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MSSigned into law 04/2013P-12Pay-for-Performance Compensation System and Pilot Program
S.B. 2658-SECTION 4
S.B. 2658 - Section 4-5, an Act creating the Mississippi Education Works Program, establishes a pilot program in four districts to study a performance-based compensation system for evaluating the performance of teachers and administrators. Effective school ye...

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TNSigned into law 04/2013P-12Teacher Evaluation
H.B. 150
Under current law, only 35% of teacher or principal evaluation are based on student growth data. This bill provides that teachers can request 100% of their evaluation to be based on student growth data, if they achieve a level of "above expectations" or "signi...

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OKSigned into law 04/2013P-12Deadlines and Frequency of Teacher Evaluations
S.B. 207
Removes deadlines and changes the frequency of teacher evaluations. (Was once prior to November 15 and once prior to February 10 of each year; amends to once during the fall semester and once during the spring semester. Adds provision that career teachers rece...

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IDSigned into law 04/2013P-12Increase in Observations for Written Evaluation
H.B. 317
Enacts annual evaluation of certain employee's performance which will include two observations performed before January and May of each year. Evaulation is also extended to after the third full year of employment.
http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/...

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KYSigned into law 03/2013P-12Teacher and Principal Evaluation Systems
H.B. 180
Directs the department of education, before the 2014-15 school year, to develop a framework for a statewide personnel evaluation system. Directs the state board to promulgate administrative regulations to establish a statewide professional growth and effective...

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VASigned into law 03/2013P-12School personnel evaluation policies and grievance procedures.
H.B. 2151/S.B. 1223
Makes several changes to the processes by which teachers and certain administrators are evaluated and to the grievance procedure process. Requires teachers, assistant principals, and principals to be evaluated every year, either formally or informally, and suc...

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VASigned into law 03/2013P-12Teacher Evaluation
S.B. 1167
Requires the Department of Education to develop student growth indicators by October 1, 2014, to be used in the accreditation of schools and the evaluation of teachers.
http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?131+ful+SB1167ER+pdf...

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VASigned into law 03/2013P-12Confidentiality of Teacher Evaluation Data
H.B. 1889
Requires performance indicators, or other data used by the local school board to judge the growth or quality of a teacher, to be kept confidential. Permits disclosure of information pursuant to court order, for the purposes of a grievance proceeding involving ...

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WYSigned into law 03/2013P-12Teacher/Leader Evaluation System
H.B. 72
Delays implementation of phase II of the statewide education accountability system pertaining to teacher and school leader evaluation by providing a phased-in approach over the course of a four-year period commencing school year 2013-2014. Establishes goals an...

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NMVetoed 03/2013P-12School Teacher & Principal Evaluation System Council
S.B. 588
Requires the public education department (PED) to convene a 31-member council to develop a teacher and principal evaluation system in accordance with the uniform statewide standards and other evaluation criteria. Sets a timeline for the development of the effe...

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NMPassed 02/2013P-12Validity Study of Teacher and School Administrator Effectiveness
H.J.M. 30
Requests that the Legislative Education Study Committee convene a work group to study the validity of using standards-based assessments for other purposes, such as teacher and school administrator effectiveness and school grading. Requires the work group to r...

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AKAdopted 01/2013P-12Teacher and Administrator Evaluation
4 AAC 04.200, 205; 4 AAC 19.010, 020, 030, 040, 050, 060, 099
Requires by July 1, 2015, a school district will adopt standards of performance for teachers and administrators based on student learning data. At first student data will count for 20% of an evaluation, but that will gradually increase to 50% by the school yea...

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LAAdopted 12/2012P-12Measures of Growth in Student Learning--Value-Added Model
LAC 28:CXLVII.303
Requires that the value-added educator evaluation model not be used in any cases where fewer than 10 students with value-added results are assigned to an educator. Pages 73-74 of 276: http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/1212/1212.pdf...

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OHSigned into law 12/2012P-12Teacher Evaluation Elements
H.B. 555
Provides that certain statutory deadlines regarding teacher evaluations prevail over any conflicting provisions of a collective bargaining agreement entered into on or after the act's effective date. Modifies the method in which the value-added progress dimens...

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MTAdopted 10/2012P-12Accreditation, Including Teacher Evaluation
ARM 10.55.601-1003
Modifies accreditation. One modification deletes old section on teacher evaluation and replaces with new. Requires that evaluation system for licensed staff:
(i) be conducted at least annually for nontenure staff and on a regular schedule adopted by the distri...

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LAAdopted 09/2012P-12Evaluation and Assessment of Teachers and Administrators
LAC 28:CXLVII.105, 301, 305, 307, 309, 311, 319, 321, 323, 325, 701, 901, 903, and 905
Makes various changes to align the evaluation of school personnel with Act 54 of the 2010 Regular Legislative Session, including: (1) Clarifying the observation/data collection process for local personnel evaluation plans; (2) Overview of what constitutes the ...

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ARAdopted 08/2012P-12Teacher Excellence and Support System
AR ADC 005.08.4-1.0 to AR ADC005.08.4-14.0
Establishes the requirements and implementation procedures concerning the Teacher Excellence and Support System, beginning in the 2014-2015 school year.

5.0 Provides that the evaluation framework for a summative evaluation for a classroom teacher includes the...

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NMAdopted 08/2012P-12Teacher and School Leader Effectiveness
6.69.8 NMAC
Adds new rule: 6.69.8 NMAC 'Teacher and School Leader Effectiveness,' which is intended to establish uniform procedures for conducting annual evaluations and effectiveness of licensed school teachers and administrators. A. As soon as possible but not later tha...

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NJSigned into law 08/2012P-12Teacher Evaluation and Tenure
S 1455
Creates the Teacher Effectiveness and Accountability for the Children of New Jersey (TEACHNJ) Act.

Defines "evaluation" as a process based on the individual's job description, professional standards and Statewide evaluation criteria that incorporates analysis...

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MASigned into law 06/2012P-12Teacher and Principal Evaluation Systems
S.B. 2315
Requires the State Board to establish and maintain a data system for the purpose of assessing the effectiveness of district evaluation systems in assuring effective teaching and administrative leadership. Requires that such information be made publicly availab...

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MISigned into law 06/2012P-12Principal Educator Evaluator Training
H.B. 5372
(Sec. 95) Creates a new grant program to train principals and assistant principals in educator evaluations. Programs must meet all of the following criteria:(a) contain instructional content on methods of evaluating teachers consistently across multiple grades...

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NYSigned into law 06/2012P-12Public Reporting of Teacher/Principal Performance Review Results
S.B. 7792
Directs each district and board of cooperative educational services (BOCES) to release to the public and the department of education the quality ratings and composite effectiveness scores from its teachers' and principals' annual professional performance revie...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Teacher Evaluations
S.B. 316 - Teacher Evaluations
Provides that, notwithstanding other provisions, each local board's teacher evaluation policy applies to any person employed under a teacher license, or under a professional or permanent teacher's certificate issued under former statute, and who spends at leas...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Testing Low-Performing Teachers
S.B. 316 - Testing Low-Performing Teachers
Prior provisions required all district, community school, and STEM school classroom teachers, teaching in a core subject area, whose schools' performance index scores were in the lowest 10% of all buildings statewide, to take all written examinations required ...

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ILAdopted 06/2012P-12Evaluation of Certified Employees Under Articles 24A and 34 of the School Code
23 IL ADC 50.10, 20, 30, 100, 110, 120, 140, 200, 300, 310, 320, 330, 400, 410, 420; 23 IL ADC 50.App. A
From Illinois Register: Sets forth the minimum requirements for both student growth and professional practice that all school districts must meet when establishing their performance
evaluation systems for teachers and principals/assistant principals (Subparts ...

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PASigned into law 06/2012P-12Rating Tool for Professional School Staff
H.B. 1901 - Section 1123
Section 1123 requires the Secretary of Education--by June 30, 2013--to create a rating tool to measure the performance of professional staff in all districts, intermediate units, area vocational-technical schools, charter schools, and cyber charter schools. Re...

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IASigned into law 05/2012P-12Teacher and Administrator Matters
S.B. 2284 -- Division III
This section relates to teacher reviews, professional development, and administrator evaluations. Creates three new task forces: Statewide Educator Evaluation System Task Force, Iowa Teaching Standards and Criteria Review Task Force, and Teacher Performance, C...

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LAAdopted 05/2012P-12Teacher and Administrator Evaluations
LAC 28:CXLVII.Chapters 1-9
From May 2012 Louisiana Register: Act 54 of the 2010 Regular Legislative Session required that BESE develop, adopt, and promulgate all rules necessary for the implementation of teacher and administrator evaluations. Present rulemaking provides guidelines for i...

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CTSigned into law 05/2012P-12Teacher and Admin Evaluations
S.B. 458
(Sec. 51) Expands the requirements for the guidelines for the state model evaluation program for teachers and school administrators to include 1)using four ratings to evaluate teacher performance: (a) exemplary, (b) proficient, (c) developing, and (d) below st...

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MNVetoed 05/2012P-12Consequences of Teacher Evaluations
H.F. 1870
Requires a school board and the exclusive representative of the teachers to negotiate a plan to base unrequested leave of absence, discharge, and demotion decisions on teachers' subject matter licensure fields, their effectiveness, and their seniority beginnin...

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NYIssued 04/2012P-12Establishing the New NY Education Reform Commission
E.O. No. 44
Establishes the New NY Education Reform Commission to provide guidance and advice to the governor on education policy, performance, and innovation. Directs the commission to study the best national and international public education models and best practices t...

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GASigned into law 04/2012P-12Deadline for Annual Performance Evaluations
H.B. 706 - Deadline for Annual Performance Evaluations
Eliminates a deadline for annual performance evaluations (continues to require annual performance evaluations, but eliminates requirement that the evaluator complete annual evaluations of all certified personnel by April 1). Page 4 of 11: http://www.legis.ga.g...

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LASigned into law 04/2012P-12Teacher Reduction in Force and Dismissals
H.B. 974 - RIF Section
Requires school boards to adopt policies that delegate reduction in force to local superintendents to dismiss teachers and other employees. Requires reduction in force policies to be based solely upon demand, performance, and effectiveness, as determined by t...

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LASigned into law 04/2012P-12Teacher Tenure, Dismisal and Evaluation
H.B. 974
Eliminates teacher tenure for new employees hired after July 2012. Teachers rated highly effective for five years within a six-year period will be granted tenure, other teachers remain at-will employees. Tenured teachers rated ineffective will lose tenure. Tea...

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TNSigned into law 04/2012P-12Value Added Teacher Evaluation
H.J.R. 520
Directs the department of education to follow through and fulfill its publicly stated plan to provide multiple opportunities for feedback and future revision of the Tennessee Educator Acceleration Model (TEAM).
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/HJR052...

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MESigned into law 04/2012P-12Effective Teaching and School Leadership
H.P. 1376
Requires school administrative units to develop and implement comprehensive performance evaluation and professional growth systems for teachers and principals. Sets forth standards that must be met by the systems, including a requirement that multiple measures...

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AZSigned into law 04/2012P-12Teacher/Principal Evaluations
H.B. 2823
Requires the State Board to adopt four state performance classifications (highly effective, effective, developing, ineffective) and guidelines for school districts and charter schools for the teacher and principal evaluation instrument by December 1, 2012. Per...

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WISigned into law 04/2012P-12Multiple Sections: Educator Effectiveness and Preparation Program Effectiveness
S.B. 461
Requires that beginning July 1, 2012, each teacher preparatory program in the state submit to the department a list of individuals who have completed the program and who have been recommended by the program for licensure, together with each individual's date o...

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NYSigned into law 03/2012P-12Portion of State Funding Contingent on Adoption of Teacher and Principal Evaluation Process
A.B. 9057 - Portion of State Funding Contingent on Adoption of Teacher and Principal Evaluation Process
Part A, Section 1: Requires a school district, to be eligible for an apportionment of general support for public schools from the funds appropriated for the 2012-13 school year in excess of the amount apportioned to the district in the base year, to submit doc...

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NYSigned into law 03/2012P-12Annual Professional Performance Reviews Transition Grants
A.B. 9057 - Annual Professional Performance Reviews Transition Grants
Part A, Section 22-b: For the 2011-12 and/or 2012-13 school year, authorizes the commissioner of education to award certain districts annual professional performance reviews transition grants to eligible school districts. Part A, Sections 11-a, 11-b, 11-c, and...

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WVSigned into law 03/2012P-12Teacher and Administrator Evaluations
H.B. 4236
Establishes a new system of performance evaluations of classroom teachers, principals and assistant principals; provides exclusions from the definition of professional personnel for certain evaluation purposes; providing for phased implementation and legislati...

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UTSigned into law 03/2012P-12Educator Evaluation
S.B. 64 - Educator Evaluation
Requires each district employee to be evaluated annually in accordance with state board rules. Requires provisional or probationary educators to be evaluated at least twice each school year. Establishes parameters for state board rules, including requiring a t...

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TNSigned into law 03/2012P-12Teacher Evaluations- Transfer
H.B. 2328
Requires local boards of education to consider a transferring teacher's evaluations from a prior LEA in making tenure decisions. Allows the local board to shorten the probationary period for a teacher transferring into the LEA under certain circumstances.
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UTSigned into law 03/2012P-12Online Education Survey
H.B. 149
From bill summary: Requires the state board of education to establish a three-year pilot online school survey system that includes surveys for students to evaluate their teachers and school administrators; parents to evaluate their children's teachers, schools...

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WYSigned into law 03/2012P-12Teacher & Principal Evaluations
S.F. 57
Requires state board, no later than July 1, 2013, to implement and administer an annual teacher performance evaluation system, based on performance measures and student longitudinal data. Provides the evaluation system will prescribe standards for highly effec...

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WASigned into law 03/2012P-12Professional Development and Evaluations of Teachers and Principals
S.B. 5895
Provides a framework for professional development for implementation of new teacher and principal evaluation systems. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Law%202012/5895-S.SL.pdf...

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SDRejected by voters 03/2012P-12Teacher and Principal Evaluations
H.B. 1234
Provides that beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, any public school district seeking state accreditation must evaluate each certified teacher on an annual basis and each certified principal not less than every other year. Each school district must adopt th...

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COSigned into law 02/2012P-12Evaluation of Educator Effectiveness
H.B. 1001
Senate Bill 10-191, enacted in 2010, requires the general assembly to review and approve the rules adopted by the state board of education implementing a statewide system to evaluate the effectiveness of licensed personnel employed by school districts and boar...

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WISigned into law 12/2011P-12Value-Added Analyses of Scores to Evaluate Teachers
S.B. 95 - Section 5 (118.225)
Among other provisions, allows use of value-added analyses of scores on the results of examinations administered to pupils to evaluate teachers if the school board has developed a teacher evaluation plan that includes all specified elements. Such analyses, how...

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MISigned into law 07/2011P-12Teacher and Administrator Evaluation/Governor's Council on Educator Effectiveness
H.B. 4627
From Legislative Staff Summary - Specifies provisions that must apply to personnel decisions concerning teachers when a school district or intermediate school district (ISD) conducts a staffing or program reduction or otherwise makes a personnel determination ...

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MNSigned into law 07/2011P-12Professional Development, Evaluation, and Peer Coaching
H.F. 26
Allows a school board and the exclusive representative of the teachers to develop through joint agreement a teacher evaluation and peer review process, premised on the content of this section, for probationary and continuing contract teachers.

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ORTo governor 07/2011P-12Teaching Standards
S.B. 290
Directs the State Board of Education, in consultation with the Teachers Standards and Practices Commission, to adopt statewide core teaching standards to improve student academic growth and learning by assisting school districts in determining the effectivenes...

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CTSigned into law 07/2011P-12Secondary School Reform Act Delay/Teacher Evaluations/Tenure/Student Governance Councils/6th Grade Student Success Plan
H.B. 6498
Secondary School Reform Act - Delays by two years the implementation of the secondary school reform requirements enacted in 2010 that: (1) Increase the minimum number of credits required to graduate from high school; (2) Require school districts to offer stude...

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INSigned into law 07/2011P-12Teacher Evaluations and Renewal
S.B. 1--Teachers
Establishes an annual staff performance evaluation that categorizes teachers as highly effective, effective, improvement necessary, or ineffective. Allows school corporations to meet requirements for evaluation plans by using any of the following models: A pla...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Teacher Evaluations
H.B. 153 - Teacher Evaluations
By December 31, 2011, directs the state board to develop a standards-based framework for teacher evaluation, which must incorporate numerous specified elements, including that student academic growth must account for 50% of each evaluation. Also requires that ...

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NCSigned into law 06/2011P-12Modifies Law Governing Teacher Career Status
S.B. 466
Modifies the law governing teacher career status. Creates a definition of "inadequate performance" for teachers: failure to perform at a proficient level on any standard of the Department of Public Instruction's teacher evaluation instrument or otherwise perfo...

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NVSigned into law 06/2011P-12Teachers and Leaders Council
A.B. 222
Creates the Teachers and Leaders Council of Nevada; prescribing the membership and duties of the Council; requiring the State Board of Education to establish a statewide performance evaluation system for teachers and administrators; revising provisions governi...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Confidentiality of Teacher and Administrator Performance Documents
H.B. 2971
Clarifies that the confidentiality of documents evaluating teacher or administrator performance applies to teachers and administrators at open-enrollment charter schools, regardless of whether the teacher or administrator is certified. Provides that at the req...

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ILSigned into law 06/2011P-12Teacher Evaluation
S.B. 7 - Teacher Evaluation
Applies to all districts: Permits a school district and its teachers' exclusive bargaining representative to agree to an earlier implementation date of the new teacher evaluation system than required by statute, provided the start date is no earlier than Septe...

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NVSigned into law 06/2011P-12Teacher and administrator evaluation
A.B. 225
Existing law provides that a teacher or administrator must be evaluated at least once each year. Teachers and administrators who have completed their probationary period is considered postprobationary. Postprobationary teachers or administrators who receive a...

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NVSigned into law 06/2011P-12Teacher and Administrator Evaluations and Employment
A.B. 229
Expands the requirements of the annual reports of accountability to include a reporting of the number and percentages of administrators, teachers, and other staff for each elementary school, middle school or junior high school and high school and for each scho...

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MESigned into law 05/2011P-12Teacher Continuting Contract Offers/Probationary Teacher Evaluation
H.P. 720
Requires three years of experience in a school administrative unit before a teacher may receive a continuing contract offer. Requires the superintendent to evaluate probationary teachers during, but not limited to, their second year of employment. Provides tha...

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KSSigned into law 05/2011P-12Teacher Evaluation
H.B. 2191
Amends K.S.A. 2010 Supp. 72-5445. Allows school districts to offer employment contracts to teachers for one or up to two additional years (that is, a fourth or fourth and a fifth year contract) at the end of the teacher's probationary period, thus extending un...

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GASigned into law 05/2011P-12Professional Standards Commission
H.B. 285
Directs the Professional Standards Commission to revise its certification renewal rules to require, effective July 2015, demonstration of the impact of professional learning on educator performance and student learning for purposes of certification renewal. Di...

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OKSigned into law 05/2011P-12Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Evaluation System
H.B. 1267
Relates to the Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Evaluation System; changes the Commission from the Oklahoma Race to the Top Commission to the Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Commission; deletes certain requirements for commission; providing an effective date;...

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NMIssued 05/2011P-12
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New Mexico Effective Teaching Task Force
E.O. 2011-024
Creates the New Mexico Effective Teaching Task Force that is charged with presenting recommendations to the governor regarding how best to measure the effectivenes of teachers and school leaders. The recommendations must include: indentified measures of studen...

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MESigned into law 04/2011P-12Models for Teacher and Principal Evaluations
H.P. 317
Expands state law providing that each school district may select and incorporate one or more of the models for evaluation of the professional performance of teachers and principals proposed by the state department of education, by permitting a school district ...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011P-12Teacher Excellence and Support System
H.B. 2178
Establishes the Teacher Excellence and Support System. Institutes a system of teacher evaluation of the following categories: (A) Planning and preparation;
(B) Classroom environment; (C) Instruction; and (D) Professional responsibilities. An evaluation rubric...

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UTSigned into law 03/2011P-12Teacher Layoff and Teacher Tenure
S.B. 73
Prohibits districts from using a last-hired-first-fired layoff policy when terminating school district employees. Permits a district to consider the results of an employee's performance evaluation and a school's personnel needs when terminating an employee. Du...

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UTSigned into law 03/2011P-12Teacher Evaluation
S.B. 256
Provides components that may be included in a career ladder. Provides that annual evaluations for all teachers may be a component of a career ladder. Requires that provisional and probationary educators be evaluated at least twice each school year, and that ca...

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FLSigned into law 03/2011P-12Teacher and Administrator Evaluations
S.B. 736 - Teacher and Administrator Evaluations
Enacts the "Student Success Act". Requires each district superintendent to annually report the results of instructional staff and administrator evaluations to the department of education. Directs the department to monitor implementation of each district's teac...

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FLSigned into law 03/2011P-12Workforce Reductions
S.B. 736 - Workforce Reductions
Repeals existing provisions requiring that workforce reductions be made pursuant to collective bargaining agreements, where such exist. Provides that if workforce reduction is needed, local boards must retain employees based on educational program needs and pe...

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WYSigned into law 03/2011P-12Teacher Accountability Act
S.F. 146--Teacher Quality--Evaluation
Requires the State Board of Education to develop an annual teacher performance evaluation system which is:
(1) Based in part on student academic growth measures
(2) Based in part on longitudinal data systems linking student achievement with teachers of record
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ALAdopted 12/2010P-12Teacher and Leader Certification
ADC 290-3-2-.01 through 35
Rewrites Chapter 290-3-2. To align the format so that all relevant information on each topic is placed together which will make the document more user-friendly. To include practices and procedures that are currently being implemented based on memoranda or requ...

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MISigned into law 12/2010P-12Collective Bargaining Exception to Performance Evaluation System
S.B. 1509
Provides an exception to the statutory requirement that a school board adopt and implement a performance evaluation system, if a collective bargaining agreement that prevented compliance with that requirement were in effect on January 4, 2010, until that agree...

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NJIssued 09/2010P-12Educator Effectiveness Task Force
E.O. 42
Creates a New Jersey Educator Effectiveness Task Force for School and District-level education professionals. Charges the task force with developing recommendations on how best to measure the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders, based on defined param...

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LASigned into law 08/2010P-12Teacher Evaluations
H.B. 1033
The bill links the evaluations of teachers and school administrators to student growth. The legislation requires student growth to count for 50% of teacher evaluations. The remainder of the evaluation will be based on principal observations, peer reviews and ...

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OKSigned into law 08/2010P-12Evaluation Policies
S.B. 2033
Requires local boards to establish a policy for evaluation which by no later than the 2013-14 school year, must be revised and based upon the Oklahoma Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Evaluation System (TLE) developed by the state board. A principal, assistant...

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FLIssued 06/2010P-12Florida's Task Force on Excellent Teaching
E.O. 10-126
Establishes Florida's Task Force on Excellent Teaching. Directs the task force to:
(1) Review performance appraisal systems and teacher certification systems
(2) Identify initiatives and strategies that honor Florida's quality teachers for dedicating their ca...

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MOSigned into law 06/2010P-12Missouri's Educator Evaluation System
S.B. 291
Directs school districts to adopt teaching standardsthat include the following elements: "students actively participate and are successful in the learning process; various
forms of assessment are used to monitor and manage student learning; the teacher is prep...

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OKSigned into law 06/2010P-12Dismissal Section
S.B. 2033
This section addresses employment status of career teachers (defined in this section), probationary teachers and administrators. A principal who has received a rating of "ineffective" as measured pursuant to the Oklahoma Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Evalu...

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NYSigned into law 05/2010P-12Teacher and Principal Evaluations and Hearing Procedures
A.B. 11171, Section 1-5
From "Summary of Specific Provisions" on Assembly Web site:

Section one of the bill would add a new S3012-c of the Education law, establishing the requirements for new, more rigorous annual professional performance reviews (APPRs) of classroom teachers and b...

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COSigned into law 05/2010P-12Teacher /Principal Evaluation and Tenure
S.B. 191
Calls for the development of a teacher evaluation system in which at least 50% of the evaluation is determined by the academic growth of the teacher's students. The evaluation system must include multiple measures of student performance in conjunction with stu...

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NYEmergency Rule Adoption 05/2010P-12Annual Professional Performance Review for Teachers
Title 8 NYCRR Section 100.2(o)
From the administrative register:
As part of its reform agenda for strengthening teaching, the board of regents has made four major changes to the current requirements for the annual professional performance reviews of teachers. First, the proposed amendment ...

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AZSigned into law 05/2010P-12Teacher and Principal Evaluations
S.B. 1040
Requires the state board of education to adopt and maintain a model framework for a teacher and principal evaluation instrument that includes quantitative data on student academic progress that accounts for between 33-50% of the evaluation outcomes and best p...

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MNSigned into law 05/2010P-12Data Sharing Agreements
H.B. 2899
Requires the Board of Teaching and the Department of Education to enter into a data sharing agreement to share educational data at the E-12 level for the limited purpose of program approval and improvement for teacher education programs.
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CTSigned into law 05/2010P-12Expansion of the State-wide Public School Information System
S.B. 438 - Sec. 3
Directs the state department of education to, on or before July 1, 2013, expand the state-wide public school information system as follows:
(1) Track and report data relating to student, teacher and school and district performance growth and make such informat...

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CTSigned into law 05/2010P-12Model Teacher Evaluation Program Guidelines
S.B. 438 - Sec. 4
Directs the state board of education to adopt, on or before July 1, 2013, in consultation with the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council, guidelines for a model teacher evaluation program; requires such guidelines to provide guidance on the use of multiple i...

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CTSigned into law 05/2010P-12Establishes the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council
S.B. 438 - Sec. 5
Establishes the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council within the state department of education; details the council's membership and provides that the council is responsible for (1) assisting board of education in the development and implementation of the te...

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RIAdopted 04/2010P-12Educator Evaluation System Standards
Board of Regents Rules
Establishes rules regarding the implementation of educator evaluation system standards. ...

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MDSigned into law 04/2010P-12Extends Probationary Period of Employment and Adds Student Growth to Evaluation Process
H.B. 1263 - Tenure and Evaluation Sections
Extends the probationary period of employment (nontenure) for certificated employees from 2 years to 3 years, requires that nontenured certificated employees be evaluated annually, and requires that student growth data be used in teacher and principal performa...

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MESigned into law 04/2010P-12Encourages the Use of Models in the Collection and Use of Student Achievement Data
S.B. 704
Eliminates the prohibition on the use of student assessment data in the establishment of models for evaluation of the professional performance of teachers; extends the models for evaluation developed by the Department of Education to principals; requires that ...

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TNSigned into law 03/2010P-12Teacher Evaluations
H.B. 2810
Requires that evaluations be part of a teacher's permanent record, and as such to be available for review upon request by the teacher. Chapter 731
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/106/Bill/HB2810.pdf...

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NMSigned into law 03/2010P-12Teacher Professional Development and Evaluation
S.B. 111
Adds the use of certain professional development to the standards of annual performance evaluation for teachers; relates to accountability, peer intervention and mentoring.The state education department will adopt criteria and minimum highly objective uniform ...

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NMSigned into law 03/2010P-12Teacher Mentorships and Evaluation
H.B. 71
District must provide for the mentorship and evaluation of level one teachers. At the end of each year and at the end of the license period, the teacher shall be evaluated for competency. If the teacher fails to demonstrate satisfactory progress and competence...

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SDSigned into law 03/2010P-12Teacher Standards and Evaluation
S.B. 24
Establishes standards for teaching; requires an annual teacher evaluation; provides for the development of a model evaluation instrument.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2010/Bills/SB24ENR.pdf...

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COIssued 03/2010P-12Governor's Council for Educator Effectiveness
Exec. Order B 2010-001
The purpose of the Council is to provide a forum for considering options and providing recommendations to ensure that every educator (teachers and principals) is: Evaluated using multiple fair, transparent, timely, rigorous, and valid methods, at least 50% of ...

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NVSigned into law 02/2010P-12Teacher Evaluation
S.B. 2B
Eliminates the prohibition on the use of pupil achievement data for the evaluation and discipline of teachers, paraprofessionals and other employees; provides that such information must be considered, but must not be the sole criterion; removes the prohibition...

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TNSigned into law 01/2010P-12Tennessee First to the Top Act of 2010 - Multiple Provisions
S.B. 7005A - H.B. 7010A
Enacts the Tennessee First to the Top Act of 2010. From fiscal note: Authorizes the Commissioner of Education to move any public
school or local education agency (LEA) into or out of a newly created "Achievement School District" (ASD) if the school is in the f...

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ILSigned into law 01/2010P-12Performance Evaluation Reform Act of 2010
S.B. 315
Amends 105 ILCS 5/2-3.25g. After effective date, bars districts, joint agreements of districts or regional superintendents from seeking a waiver or modification of a mandate requiring (i) student performance
data to be a significant factor in teacher or princi...

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CASigned into law 01/2010P-12Use of Data in Teacher/Administrator Evaluations and Employment Decisions
S.B. 1E - Section 2
Adds Section 10601.6 to the education code. Permits districts to use data in the California Education Information System and/or any other data system to evaluate teachers and administrators and to make employment decisions, but only if these decisions comply w...

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MISigned into law 01/2010P-12Teacher Data System
S.B. 926 - Sec. 94a(1)(i)
Part of Michigan's Race to the Top Legislation. Requires the Center for Educational Performance and Information (located in the Office of the State Budget Director within the Department of Management and Budget) to create and implement a teacher identifier sys...

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MISigned into law 01/2010P-12Teacher Performance Evaluation
S.B. 981 - Sec. 1249
Part of Michigan's Race to the Top Legislation. Requires local school boards, working with teachers and school administrators, to implement a rigorous, transparent, and fair performance evaluation system that evaluates job performance at least annually; establ...

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MISigned into law 01/2010P-12Teacher and Administrator Evaluation
S.B. 981 - Sec. 1249
Part of Michigan's Race to the Top Legislation. Requires local boards of education to work with teachers and administrators to develop a system to evaluate student academic growth using local assessment and statewide tests. Requires all teachers and administra...

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TNSigned into law 01/2010P-12Tennessee First to the Top Act of 2010 - Teacher-Related Provisions
S.B. 7005A - H.B. 7010A
Creates a Teacher Evaluation Advisory Committee (TEAC) composed of 15 members, including the Commissioner of Education, the Executive Director of the State Board of Education, the Chairs of the Education Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives, a...

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WISigned into law 11/2009P-12Evaluation of Teacher Performance
S.B. 372
Current law directs school districts to administer certain standardized examinations to pupils enrolled in the 4th, 8th, and 10th grades. Current law prohibits the school board from using the results of the examinations to evaluate teacher performance, to disc...

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ILSigned into law 07/2009P-12
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P-20 Longitudinal Education Data System
S.B. 1828
Creates the P-20 Longitudinal Education Data System Act. Requires the state board of education, the community college board, and the board of higher education to jointly establish and maintain a longitudinal data system by entering into one or more agreements ...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Model Peer Assistance and Review Program
H.B. 1 - Section 265.70.50
By December 31, 2010, directs the department of education, in consultation with the educator standards board, to develop a model peer assistance and review program, and to develop recommendations to expand the use of peer assistance and review programs through...

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NCSigned into law 07/2009P-12Probationary and Career Teacher Hearing Process Modifications
S.B. 962
Modifies the hearing process applicable to probationary teachers by providing the teacher a right to notice and hearing prior to the
board's vote on whether to grant the teacher career status; requires the superintendent to provide written notice to a probatio...

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UTSigned into law 03/2009P-12Educator Evaluation Program
H.B. 264
Requires a local school board to develop an educator evaluation program and provide for (1) the evalution of provisional and probationary educators at least twice each school year; (2) the ongoing evaluation of all career educators; and (3) an orientation on t...

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IAAdopted 02/2008P-12GENERAL ACCREDITATION STANDARDS
IAC 281-12.7(256,284,284A), 12.7(1), 12.7(2), 72.9(1), 281-Chapter83, 281-83.1(284,284A), 281- 83.2(284,248A), 281-83.3(284), 83.3(1) through,83.3(4), 281-83.4(284),
Implements changes made to the Student Achievement and Teacher Quality program and the Beginning Administration Mentoring and Induction program. Adds standards and criteria by which AEA staff who meet the definition of teacher should be evaluated. Adds a new d...

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LAAdopted 12/2007P-12Approval of Teacher Education Programs
LAC 28:XLV.205 and 207
Amends sections of Bulletin 996 - Standards for Approval of Teacher Education Programs. Clarifies the process of moving from second-stage approval to national accreditation or state approval by new or reinstated public and private teacher preparation units. Pa...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Alternative Procedures for Teacher Evaluation, Remediation and Removal for Cause
S.B. 1474
pp 29-30: Authorizes the Chicago school board and the exclusive representative of the district's teachers to establish alternative procedures for teacher evaluation, remediation and removal for cause after remediation, including an alternative system for peer ...

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NVSigned into law 06/2007P-12Evaluation of Probationary Teachers
A.B. 460
Relates to probationary teacher evaluation. Requires an administrator who is responsible for evaluating a teacher to personally observe that teacher in the classroom for not less than 60
minutes during each evaluation period. If a deficiency is discovered duri...

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NVSigned into law 06/2007P-12School Governing Boards and Administrators Evaluating Teachers
S.B. 328
Requires an administrator who is responsible for evaluating a teacher to personally observe that teacher in the classroom for not less than a cumulative total of 60 minutes during each evaluation period. Requires that, if an administrator admonishes a teacher,...

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IASigned into law 04/2007P-12Teacher Quality Committee
S.F. 277 (Section 17)
Strikes Section 284.4, subsection 1, paragraph c, which made a district eligible for student achievement and teaching quality monies if the district's submitted written statement included willingness to provide the equivalent of an additional contract day to p...

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IASigned into law 04/2007P-12Performance Reviews
S.F. 277 (Section 28)
Strikes Section 284.7, subsection 4, which provided that if a performance review for a teacher is conducted in the 5th year of the teacher's status of the career level, and indicates the teacher's practice no longer meets standards, a performance review must b...

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NYSigned into law 04/2007P-12Teacher Preparation Program Effectiveness and P-16 Data System
S.B. 2107 - Part A, Section 4
Directs the commissioner to evaluate the effectiveness of all teacher preparation programs in the state, and the timelines and costs of developing or modifying data systems to collect the necessary data. Provides the study must consider measuring the effective...

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NYSigned into law 04/2007P-12Teacher Tenure Determinations
S.B. 2107 - Part A, Section 9
Directs the regents to promulgate rules establishing minimum standards and procedures for tenure determinations for teachers in all districts boards of cooperative educational services made on or after July 1, 2008. Provides such rules must require a superinte...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007P-12
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Teacher Education Accountability Reporting System
S.B. 211
Directs the state board to design a uniform statewide teacher education accountability reporting system to measure and track teacher education candidates from pre-entry to post-graduation in order to benchmark the productivity and accountability of New Mexico'...

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COSigned into law 03/2007P-12Teacher Identifier System
S.B. 140
Creates the Effective Teachers Commission to study development of a teacher identifer system. A primary purpose of the identifier system would be to document and track teacher qualifications across and within districts to address the "teacher quality gap."
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WVRule Adoption 08/2006P-12Performance Evaluations of School Personnel
Title 126, Series 142
Amends rules regarding performance evaluations of school personnel by requiring teachers with at least 5 years experience and no unsatisfactory evaluations for at least a period of 3 years to be evaluated only when the principal determines it to be necessary o...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12Teacher Issues
H.B. 2792 - Section 5 - 23
Adds "evaluation of teachers against the Iowa teaching standards" as fifth element of the student achievement and teacher quality program. Clarifies that all districts must adopt a teacher evaluation plan that meets certain guidelines. Clarifies that every sch...

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SCAdopted 05/2006P-12Teacher Quality and Certification
R 43-62
Amends rules to create the need for restructuring the state system for training, certifying and evaluating teachers. Addresses the add-on certification, paraprofessionals, the definition of highly qualified teachers, and the suspension and revocation of educat...

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ILAdopted 04/2006P-12Accrediting Units in Teacher Preparation Programs
23 IAC 25.100, 115, 125, 127, 142, 145, 147, 155, 160, 165, 225, 444,490, 710, 720, Appendix E
Establishes rules regarding the system for accrediting educational units in institutions that prepare educators and approving their respective preparation programs, so as to identify places in these processes where duplication of effort or reporting could be e...

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WVSigned into law 04/2006P-12Exemptions for Experienced Teachers wtih Satisfactory Ratings
H.B. 4406
Removes the requirement to evaluate certain classroom teachers at least every three years. Teachers affected are those classroom teachers with five or more years of experience who have not received an unsatisfactory rating. An evaluation is to be conducted or ...

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VASigned into law 03/2006P-12Teacher Evaluation and Compensation
S.B. 324
Establishes a biennial review of the compensation of teachers and other occupations requiring similar education and training and requires such a review to consider the Commonwealth's compensation for teachers relative to member states in the Southern Regional ...

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LAAdopted 11/2005P-12Exclusion from the Teacher Assistance and Assessment Program
LAC 28:XXXVII.507
Provides for the exclusion from the Teacher Assistance and Assessment Program for those teachers from other states who provide National Board of Professional Teaching Standards or appropriate evaluation results from their immediate previous teaching assignment...

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DEAdopted 09/2005P-12Teacher Appraisal Process Performance Appraisal System
14 DAC 106
Clarifies rules regarding the criteria for a satisfactory rating under Student Improvement. DELAWARE REG 1774 (SN)...

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NMAdopted 05/2005P-12Licensure/Application Fee/Middle Level Education
NMAC 6.60.3, .5, .6, .7, 6.61.3, .6, 6.64.16, .17, 6.69.4
Establishes rules regarding alternative licensure, competency testing for licensure, continuing licensure for licensed educators, educator licensure application fee, licensure in middle level education grades 5-9, licensure in special education k-12, competenc...

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MSRule Adoption 12/2004P-12Process and Performance Review Guide
Uncodified
Revises the Process and Performance Review Guide, as reccomended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification, and Licensure and Development. MISSISSIPPI REG 9361 (SN)...

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DERule Adoption 12/2004P-12Procedures Manual - Licensing
8 DEC, 911 Procedures Manual, Appendixes A and B
Amends the State Board of Education Procedures Manual by including licensing of substitute teachers and National Board teachers and removing Delaware Performance Appraisal References from the Approval of Rules and Regulations. Adds and removes certain referenc...

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DERule Adoption 09/2004P-12Teacher, Specialist and Administrator Appraisal Process (DPASII)
14 DAC Sections 106, 107, and 108
Amends regulations by replacing the Teacher Appraisal Process Delaware Performance Appraisal System, the Specialist Appraisal System, and the Administrator Appraisal System (DPAS II). Effective for only districts participating in the pilot of this process. DEL...

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CAVetoed 08/2004P-12Pupil Evaluation of a Teacher
A.B. 2370
Permits, with respect to courses of study taught in any of grades 6 to 12, inclusive a teacher to solicit pupil evaluations of his or her courses. Prohibits certain actions from being taken against a teacher or pupil as a result of a pupil evaluation. http://w...

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DESigned into law 07/2004P-12Student Grades and Teacher Evaluations
H.B. 126
Relates to student grades and teacher evaluations; provides that no one except the teacher who assigns a grade to a student may change the grade; for example, a school administrator may not raise or lower a student's grade; provides that the method which a tea...

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DERule Adoption 06/2004P-12Professional Standards Board: Knowledge, Skills And Responsibility Based Supplements
14 DAC 1501
Amends regulation by adding requirements for reauthorization, replication, and re-qualification of clusters and sets forth procedures for payment of salary increments to educators. http://www.state.de.us/research/AdminCode/title14/1500/1501%20Knowledge,%20Skil...

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CTSigned into law 05/2004P-12Teachers Evaluations
S.B. 533
Concerning teachers' evaluations; makes the failure to follow the procedures of evaluation programs subject to the grievance procedure in collective bargaining agreements. http://www.cga.state.ct.us/2004/act/Pa/2004PA-00137-R00SB-00533-PA.htm...

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TXRule Adoption 04/2004P-12Teacher Evaluations
19 TAC 153.1003
TEC, Chapter 21, was amended by HB 1440, 78th Texas Legislature, 2003, to modify 21.203(a) and 21.352(c). The modification to the law provides school districts with the option that a teacher may be appraised less frequently if the teacher agrees in writing a...

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WVSigned into law 03/2004P-12Omnibus Bill -- Performance Evaluations Section
H.B. 4001
Amends Chapter 18A-2-12 to provide that, for school personnel with five or more years of experience, who have not received an unsatisfactory rating, evaluations must be conducted no more than once every three years, unless the principal determines more frequen...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12Teacher Evaluation
A.B. 954
Authorizes the evaluation and assessment at least every 5 years of personnel with permanent status who have been employed at least 10 years with the school district, are highly qualified, and whose previous evaluation rated the employee as meeting or exceeding...

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TXSigned into law 06/2003P-12Public School Teacher Appraisals
H.B. 1440
Current law requires all teachers to undergo an appraisal every year. However, this provision fails to permit an administrator to reduce the frequency of appraisals for a teacher with a performance of at least proficient or the equivalent, and who has no ident...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Inclusion of State Teaching Standards in Performance Evaluations
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Moves from July 1, 2004 to July 1, 2005 the date by which a local board must provide evaluations that include at least the state teaching standards and the criteria for the department-developed state teaching standards, in conducting peformance reviews of teac...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Inclusion of State Teaching Standards and Mock Evaluation in Student Teacher Programs
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Requires approved teacher preparation programs to include in the student teaching experience opportunities for the student teacher to become knowledgeable about the state teaching standards, including a mock evaluation conducted by the cooperating teacher. Ba...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Review of Teacher Development Plan
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Adds that, subsequent to a teacher's evaluation, the individual teacher's evaluator, not just the teacher's supervisor, must review, modify, or accept modifications to a teacher's individual development plan.
See Section 42: http://www.legis.state.ia.us/cgi-bi...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Teacher Intensive Assistance Program
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Changes from July 1, 2004 to July 1, 2005 date by which all districts must be ready to offer an intensive assistance program for any teacher deemed not to be meeting state teaching standards. http://www.legis.state.ia.us/cgi-bin/Legislation/File_only.pl?FILE=/...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Auditing of Teacher Evaluators' Evaluations
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Clarifies that, in addition to auditing comprehensive evaluations, regional review panels established by department may randomly audit teacher performance reviews conducted by teacher evaluators across the state, and may likewise randomly audit how evaluators ...

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AZSigned by Governor 04/2003P-12Classroom Performance; Teacher Reemployment
S.B. 1330
Provides that the governing board of a school district shall develop a definition of inadequacy of classroom performance relating to the board's intention not to reemploy teachers. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=SB1330...

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DESigned into law 04/2003P-12Professional Standards Board
H.B. 88
Relates to the professional standards board, its composition and governance, and educator evaluations. http://www.legis.state.de.us/Legislature.nsf/fsLIS?openframeset&Frame=Main&Src=/LIS/LIS142.NSF/Home!Openform...

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KSSigned into law 04/2003P-12Local Board Personnel Evaluation Policy
S.B. 82
Requires every local board to approve a written staff evaluation policy. This policy must include evaluation procedures for all employees, require all evaluations to be made in writing and to be kept in the employee's personnel file for at least three years a...

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Accountability, Evaluation of Personnel
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Adds Section 22-10A-19. Requires state board to adopt criteria an minimum highly objective uniform statewide standards of evaluation for the annual performance evaluation of licensed school employees. Classroom observation must be part of this standard. Set...

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IAAdopted 03/2003P-12Beginning Teacher Mentoring and Induction Program and Non-Beginning Teacher Evaluation and Individual Teacher Career Development Plan
281 IAC 83.2 thru 83.6
Amends rules regarding the Teacher Quality Program. Includes preschool teachers in "beginning teacher" definition for purposes of beginning teacher mentoring and induction program adopted in statute. Specifies that beginning teachers are the teachers who must...

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UTSigned into law 03/2003P-12Education Evaluation Program Joint Committees
S.B. 154 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends Section 53A-10-103 to add parents to the membership of district joint committees. The overall committee membership is to be comprised by an equal number of teachers, parents and administrators appointed by the board. Boards are required to develop an ...

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FLSigned into law 08/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Personnel Policy
S.B. 20E
Removes provision mandating that school boards fully fund a 5% reserve for all instructional and administrative staff. See bill section 697, page 1298, line 28, ff. Also bars local board member from hiring or appointing a relative to work under his or her dire...

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IASigned into law 05/2002P-12Teacher Induction, Evaluation, Early Retirement Incentives, Administrator Preparation and Certification, Minimum Teacher Salary Requirements, Statewide Career Path Pilot Program
H.B. 2549
Requires state board to establish standards for district and area education agency career development programs and for individual teacher career development plans. Requires state director to develop a transition plan for implementation of the career developmen...

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12Provisional Teacher Certification and Kentucky Professional Standards Board
S.B. 192
Permits the Education Professional Standards Board to issue a conditional one-year certificate to a teacher who has completed teacher preparation program but has not successfully completed the required assessments if the employing school district and teacher p...

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12Teacher Quality Duties of the Office of Education Accountability
S.B. 166
Makes it explicit that the Office of Education Accountability has a responsibility to periodically review personnel policies and practices relating to recruitment, selection, evaluation, termination, and promotion of personnel....

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12Teacher Tribunal Membership and Training
S.B. 211
Permits retired teachers and administrators to be appointed to serve on teacher tribunals. Establishes that tribunal members are to be selected from a pool of trained applicants. Permits the Department of Education to use funds appropriated for professional ...

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INSigned into law 05/2001P-12Staff Performance Evaluation Plan
S.B. 165
Section formerly required each school to develop staff performance evaluation plan that would examine each employee's performance. New language requires each school's staff performance evaluation plan to evaluate "the school's and the school's educators' perfo...

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NMVetoed 04/2001P-12Omnibus Bill--Teacher Accountability
S.B. 308
Section 46 outlines a system of accountability for teachers and school personnel. It requires the adoption of statewide teacher performance standards and annual evaluation. ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2001P-12Teaching Quality
S.B. 16
Modifies provisions related to State System of Public and Higher Education to address issues of teacher quality in recognition of relationship to student success; provides for comprehensive policy on teacher quality to include components on recruitment, preser...

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SCSigned into law 08/2000P-12Alternative Certification, Adds Days to the School Year, Teacher Evaluation
S.B. 1111
Adds 3 days for the next 2 school years and 2 more days for all school years thereafter; provides that the State Board of Education shall review and make necessary revisions to criteria for requesting out-of-field teacher permits; provides that the Board shall...

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DESigned into law 05/2000P-12Professional Development/Evaluation Pilot
S.B. 343
Allows 1 local school district the ability to pilot a professional development and/or evaluation plan....

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DESigned into law 05/2000P-12Professional Development and Educator Accountability Act
S.B. 260
Creates the Professional Development and Educator Accountability Act. Beginning in 2002, at least 20% of educator's performance evaluation will be tied to student improvement -- teachers and administrators who fail to measure up can be dismissed. Establishes m...

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CTSigned into law 04/2000P-12Teacher Evaluation
H.B. 5275
Strengthens the relationship between teacher evaluations and the provisions for teacher dismissal for incompetence....

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LASigned into law 04/2000P-12Evaluation of School Personnel
S.B. 23A
Relates to the evaluation of school personnel; provides relative to the powers and duties of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education; provides relative to the monitoring of evaluation programs by the state Department of Education; relates to the ...

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Omnibus Bill - Teacher Evaluation Components
H.B. 1187
Teacher evaluations must include evaluation of student achievement and communication skills with parents, students, teachers, administrators and others. The State Board of Education will set standards and specifications for teacher evaluations. All certificate...

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VASigned into law 03/2000P-12Cheating
S.B. 548
Permits the Office of the Attorney General, on behalf of the Board of Education to bring a cause of action for injunctive relief or civil penalty, or both, against any person who knowingly and willfully commits specified acts regarding secure mandatory tests a...

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