SB 391 – This act requires the school board of each school district and charter school to establish and maintain an evaluation system for teachers and teaching. The system must be established in collaboration with evaluators of instruction and teachers in the district or charter school.
The evaluation system must include performance reviews to provide feedback to teachers focused on instructional improvement and include summative evaluations. The evaluation system must evaluate teacher quality, teacher performance, and teacher effectiveness, as defined in the act. Multiple measures must be used. The school board must provide training for evaluators and use independent evaluators to ensure consistent application of criteria.
Districts are prohibited from disclosing individual teacher and administrator evaluation information to any state or federal agency.
Each school district and charter school must develop guidelines for professional improvement plans for teachers and principals by June 30, 2012. The development of the guidelines must include teachers chosen the district teaching staff, administrators, and others. The professional improvement plan will be used to assist teachers in obtaining a satisfactory level of performance. The process for developing the criteria and goals are described in the act.
This act is similar to HB 543 (2011).