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SB 736 - Public School Evaluation Procedures - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Public School Evaluation Procedures

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (80-39) - (Key vote)

Title: Public School Evaluation Procedures

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends public school evaluation procedures.

Highlights:
  • Requires the district school superintendent to annually report evaluation results of instructional personnel and school administrator evaluation systems based on the following criteria (Sec. 2):
    • Student performance;
    • Instructional practice;
    • Instructional leadership; and
    • Professional and job responsibilities.
  • Establishes the following four levels of performance, and requires the Commissioner of Education to consult with experts in developing the criteria for the performance levels (Sec. 2):
    • Highly effective;
    • Effective;
    • Needs improvement or developing; or
    • Unsatisfactory.
  • Requires that evaluations be conducted for each employee once a year, with the exception of first year teachers, who will be evaluated twice in their first year (Sec. 2).
  • Requires that 50 percent of performance evaluation be based on student learning growth (Sec. 2).
  • Requires that beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, each school district will measure student learning growth using the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT, that beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, the district will administer for each course offered a student assessment that measures mastery of content including (Secs. 2, 3):
    • Statewide assessments;
    • Other standardized assessments, including nationally recognized standardized   assessments;
    • Industry certification examinations; and
    • District-developed or district-selected end-of-course assessments.
  • Specifies that by July 1, 2014, the board shall adopt a performance based salary schedule in which teachers classified as “highly effective” get a salary increase (Sec. 4).

 

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (26-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Public School Evaluation Procedures

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends public school evaluation procedures.

Highlights:
  • Requires the district school superintendent to annually report evaluation results of instructional personnel and school administrator evaluation systems based on the following criteria (Sec. 2):
    • Student performance;
    • Instructional practice;
    • Instructional leadership; and
    • Professional and job responsibilities.
  • Establishes the following four levels of performance, and requires the Commissioner of Education to consult with experts in developing the criteria for the performance levels (Sec. 2):
    • Highly effective;
    • Effective;
    • Needs improvement or developing; or
    • Unsatisfactory.
  • Requires that evaluations be conducted for each employee once a year, with the exception of first year teachers, who will be evaluated twice in their first year (Sec. 2).
  • Requires that 50 percent of performance evaluation be based on student learning growth (Sec. 2).
  • Requires that beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, each school district will measure student learning growth using the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT, that beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, the district will administer for each course offered a student assessment that measures mastery of content including (Secs. 2, 3):
    • Statewide assessments;
    • Other standardized assessments, including nationally recognized standardized   assessments;
    • Industry certification examinations; and
    • District-developed or district-selected end-of-course assessments.
  • Specifies that by July 1, 2014, the board shall adopt a performance based salary schedule in which teachers classified as “highly effective” get a salary increase (Sec. 4).

 

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Public School Evaluation Procedures

Sponsors

  • Stephen R. Wise (FL - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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