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First Substitute S.B. 67

Senator J. Stuart Adams proposes the following substitute bill:





Chief Sponsor: J. Stuart Adams

House Sponsor: ____________

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill prescribes requirements for teacher evaluations and directs that teacher
             11      evaluations be used as a basis for compensation.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    requires that summative evaluations of teachers:
             15              .    differentiate among four levels of performance; and
             16              .    be based on student learning growth and the extent to which a teacher meets
             17      teacher effectiveness standards;
             18          .    requires reporting on the number and percentage of a school's teachers in each of the
             19      four summative evaluation rating categories;
             20          .    requires a local school board to develop and implement salary schedules for
             21      teachers based on a teacher's performance;
             22          .    provides that the assignment of personnel to a school is subject to the approval of
             23      the school principal; and
             24          .    makes technical amendments.
             25      Money Appropriated in this Bill:

             26          None
             27      Other Special Clauses:
             28          None
             29      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             30      AMENDS:
             31          53A-1-1112, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 417
             32          53A-10-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 434
             33          53A-10-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 434
             34      ENACTS:
             35          53A-3-430, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             36          53A-3-431, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             37          53A-10-106.1, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             39      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             40          Section 1. Section 53A-1-1112 is amended to read:
             41           53A-1-1112. Reporting.
             42          (1) For the 2011-12 school year and thereafter, the State Board of Education, in
             43      collaboration with school districts and charter schools, shall annually develop a school report
             44      card to be delivered to parents of students in public schools.
             45          (2) The report card shall include:
             46          (a) the school's grade;
             47          (b) the percent of the maximum number of points that may be earned; [and]
             48          (c) information indicating the school's performance on the various criteria upon which
             49      the grade is based[.]; and
             50          (d) for schools of a school district, the number and percentage of teachers on staff in
             51      each of the four rating categories referred to in Section 53A-10-106.1 based on a teacher's
             52      summative evaluation.
             53          (3) On or before August 15, the State Board of Education shall annually publish, on the
             54      State Board of Education's website, a report card for each school with the information required
             55      in Subsection (2).
             56          (4) On or before August 15, a school district shall annually publish on the school

             57      district's website, and a school's website[,]:
             58          (a) a school report card with the grade for the prior school year[, together with];
             59          (b) the current school improvement plan established in accordance with Section
             60      53A-1a-108.5 [.]; and
             61          (c) teachers' ratings as described in Subsection (2)(d).
             62          (5) On or before August 15, a charter school shall annually publish on the charter
             63      school's website a school report card with the grade for the prior school year.
             64          Section 2. Section 53A-3-430 is enacted to read:
             65          53A-3-430. Teacher salary schedules.
             66          (1) A local school board shall develop and, beginning with the 2014-15 school year,
             67      implement salary schedules for teachers that award salary increases based on a teacher's
             68      performance as evaluated with a summative evaluation administered pursuant to Chapter 10,
             69      Educator Evaluation, in the previous school year.
             70          (2) Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, a salary schedule for teachers:
             71          (a) may not award a salary increase, including a cost of living increase, to a teacher
             72      whose rating on a summative evaluation is at the lowest or second lowest performance level;
             73      and
             74          (b) shall award a higher salary increase to a teacher whose rating is at the highest
             75      performance level than a teacher whose rating is below the highest performance level.
             76          (3) The percentage of a salary increase that is based on years of experience, degree
             77      earned, or course credits earned may not exceed the following:
             78          (a) 50% in the 2014-15 school year;
             79          (b) 40% in the 2015-16 school year;
             80          (c) 30% in the 2016-17 school year;
             81          (d) 20% in the 2017-18 school year;
             82          (e) 10% in the 2018-19 school year; and
             83          (f) 0% in the 2019-20 school year and thereafter.
             84          (4) A local school board may award a salary supplement to a teacher who meets one or
             85      more of the following criteria:
             86          (a) the teacher is assigned to a school where the school district has difficulty in
             87      recruiting qualified teachers;

             88          (b) the teacher has a teaching assignment in a critical shortage area; or
             89          (c) the teacher has additional academic responsibilities.
             90          (5) The State Board of Education may create a salary model for teachers which a local
             91      school board may chose to adopt.
             92          (6) The State Board of Education shall:
             93          (a) require a school district to annually submit to the State Board of Education a school
             94      district's salary schedule for teachers; and
             95          (b) publish a school district's salary schedule for teachers on the State Board of
             96      Education's website.
             97          Section 3. Section 53A-3-431 is enacted to read:
             98          53A-3-431. School principal to approve of personnel assigned to the school.
             99          A school district may not assign to a school a teacher or other employee who is
             100      supervised by the school principal without the approval of the school principal.
             101          Section 4. Section 53A-10-102 is amended to read:
             102           53A-10-102. Definitions.
             103          As used in this chapter:
             104          (1) "Career educator" means a licensed employee who has a reasonable expectation of
             105      continued employment under the policies of a local school board.
             106          (2) "Educator" means an individual employed by a school district who is required to
             107      hold a professional license issued by the State Board of Education, except:
             108          (a) a superintendent; or
             109          (b) an individual who:
             110          (i) works fewer than three hours per day; or
             111          (ii) is hired for less than half of a school year.
             112          (3) "Probationary educator" means an educator employed by a school district who,
             113      under local school board policy, has been advised by the district that the educator's
             114      performance is inadequate.
             115          (4) "Provisional educator" means an educator employed by a school district who has
             116      not achieved status as a career educator within the school district.
             117          (5) "Summative evaluation" means an evaluation that is used to make annual decisions
             118      or ratings of educator performance and may inform decisions on salary, confirmed

             119      employment, personnel assignments, transfers, or dismissals.
             120          Section 5. Section 53A-10-103 is amended to read:
             121           53A-10-103. Establishment of educator evaluation program -- Joint committee.
             122          (1) A local school board shall develop an educator evaluation program in consultation
             123      with its joint committee.
             124          (2) The joint committee described in Subsection (1) shall consist of an equal number of
             125      classroom teachers, parents, and administrators appointed by the local school board.
             126          (3) A local school board may appoint members of the joint committee from a list of
             127      nominees:
             128          (a) voted on by classroom teachers in a nomination election;
             129          (b) voted on by the administrators in a nomination election; and
             130          (c) of parents submitted by school community councils within the district.
             131          (4) Subject to Subsection (5), the joint committee may:
             132          (a) develop an evaluation program for teachers based on the Peer Assistance and
             133      Review (PAR) model, Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) model, or a model developed by
             134      the State Board of Education; or
             135          (b) create its own evaluation program for teachers.
             136          [(4)] (5) The evaluation program developed by the joint committee must comply with
             137      the requirements of this chapter.
             138          Section 6. Section 53A-10-106.1 is enacted to read:
             139          53A-10-106.1. Teachers' summative evaluations -- Levels of performance --
             140      Evaluation based on student learning growth and teacher effectiveness.
             141          (1) (a) Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, a summative evaluation for a teacher
             142      shall differentiate among four levels of performance.
             143          (b) To assure that teachers' summative evaluations statewide are uniformly rigorous,
             144      the State Board of Education shall make rules providing criteria for establishing the four levels
             145      of performance described in Subsection (1)(a).
             146          (2) Beginning with the 2013-14 school year:
             147          (a) at least 60% of a teacher's summative evaluation shall be based on student learning
             148      growth, except as provided in Subsection (4); and
             149          (b) up to 40% of a teacher's summative evaluation shall be based on the extent to

             150      which the teacher meets teacher effectiveness standards.
             151          (3) (a) Subject to Subsection (3)(b), student learning growth shall be assessed by:
             152          (i) statewide assessments;
             153          (ii) assessments administered pursuant to school district policy; or
             154          (iii) both Subsections (3)(a)(i) and (ii).
             155          (b) For subjects and grades subject to a statewide assessment, the statewide assessment
             156      shall be the only assessment used to assess student learning growth under Subsection (2)(a).
             157          (4) An assessment of student proficiency may substitute for an assessment of student
             158      learning growth, if an assessment of student learning growth is not available.
             159          (5) An evaluation of the extent to which a teacher meets teacher effectiveness
             160      standards may rely on:
             161          (a) a principal's or supervisor's evaluation;
             162          (b) peer evaluations;
             163          (c) parent input;
             164          (d) student input; or
             165          (e) a combination of Subsections (5)(a) through (d).

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