An Act To Amend Teacher Evaluation Requirements
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §13704, sub-§1, ¶A, as enacted by PL 2011, c. 635, Pt. A, §3, is amended to read:
Sec. 2. 20-A MRSA §13704, sub-§1, ¶B is enacted to read:
Sec. 3. 20-A MRSA §13704, sub-§2, as enacted by PL 2011, c. 635, Pt. A, §3, is amended to read:
Sec. 4. 20-A MRSA §13704, sub-§3, ¶A, as amended by PL 2015, c. 3, §1, is further amended to read:
An educator whose summative effectiveness rating indicates ineffectiveness must receive an annual summative effectiveness evaluation and rating until the rating improves.
An individualized education plan may not be used to measure student growth for the purposes of teacher and principal evaluation, but an individualized education plan may be a source of evidence from which learning objectives and learning targets may be developed.
Sec. 5. 20-A MRSA §13706, as amended by PL 2015, c. 3, §2, is further amended to read:
§ 13706. Rules
The department shall adopt rules to implement this chapter , including but not limited to a rule relating to the method of identifying the educator or educators whose effectiveness ratings are affected by the measurement of learning or growth of a particular student. The department shall also adopt rules pertaining to the approval of performance evaluation and professional growth systems pursuant to section 13702. The department shall also adopt rules pertaining to the ongoing monitoring of the implementation and results of district performance evaluation and professional growth systems. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are major substantive rules pursuant to Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
Sec. 6. Rulemaking. In accordance with the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, sections 13704 and 13706, the Department of Education shall amend the department's rule Chapter 180: Performance Evaluation and Professional Growth Systems to implement the provisions of this Act and shall submit the provisionally adopted rule to the Legislature by January 10, 2020.
This bill clarifies that the use of student learning and growth data to inform instruction is included as part of the multiple measures of educator effectiveness. The bill also requires the Department of Education to submit a provisionally adopted rule to the Legislature by January 10, 2020.