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Introduced House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Teacher evaluations. Defines the term "qualified school district". Provides that each qualified school district shall develop and maintain a teacher performance plan that must be in writing and approved by the department of education (department). Provides that teacher evaluations must be based on statistically verifiable measures of student instructional improvement goals that are approved by the qualified school district after discussing and receiving input from the teachers. Provides that certain teachers who teach at a school that has not been identified by the department as a school subject to comprehensive support and improvement pursuant to the federal Every Student Succeeds Teacher evaluations. Defines the term "qualified school district". Provides that each qualified school district shall develop and maintain a teacher performance plan that must be in writing and approved by the department of education (department). Provides that teacher evaluations must be based on statistically verifiable measures of student instructional improvement goals that are approved by the qualified school district after discussing and receiving input from the teachers. Provides that certain teachers who teach at a school that has not been identified by the department as a school subject to comprehensive support and improvement pursuant to the federal Every Student Succeeds Act may be required to receive an evaluation only once every two years. Requires certain teachers to receive annual evaluations. Provides that the department may issue compliance orders to a qualified school district that fails to comply with the provision regarding teacher performance evaluations or the terms of the qualified school district's teacher performance evaluation plan approved by the department. Provides that if a qualified school district does not comply with a compliance order within the time frame established by the department, the department may withhold the distribution of state money, including grants designated for the qualified school district. Provides that a qualified school district may dismiss a new teacher after the teacher's third year of teaching if the teacher received any combination of ratings of "needs improvement" or "ineffective" during the teacher's initial three years of teaching. Repeals a current provision establishing requirements for a school corporation's staff performance evaluation plan. Repeals certain definitions relating to school staff performance evaluation plans. Makes conforming amendments. Makes technical corrections. ... View more