7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill amends provisions related to the evaluation of educators and administrators.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 ▸ places restrictions on the use of end-of-level assessment scores for the evaluation
13 and compensation of certain employees; and
14 ▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
15 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
17 Other Special Clauses:
19 Utah Code Sections Affected:
21 53A-8a-405, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 425
22 53A-8a-409, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2014, Chapter 262
23 53A-8a-601, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2014, Chapter 262
24 53A-8a-702, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2014, Chapter 262
26 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27 Section 1. Section 53A-8a-405 is amended to read:
28 53A-8a-405. Components of educator evaluation program.
29 An educator evaluation program adopted by a local school board in consultation with a
30 joint committee established in Section 53A-8a-403:
31 (1) shall include the following components:
33 professional standards for personnel evaluation systems;
35 each school year; and
47 ensure adequate reliability;
56 (2) may not use end-of-level assessment scores in educator evaluation.
57 Section 2. Section 53A-8a-409 is amended to read:
58 53A-8a-409. State Board of Education to establish a framework for the
59 evaluation of educators.
61 Act, the State Board of Education shall make rules:
63 the requirements of Part 3, Employee Evaluations, and this part;
68 educators in accordance with the framework established by the State Board of Education no
69 later than the 2015-16 school year.
70 (2) The rules described in Subsection (1) shall prohibit the use of end-of-level
71 assessment scores in educator evaluation.
72 Section 3. Section 53A-8a-601 is amended to read:
73 53A-8a-601. State Board of Education to make rules on performance
75 (1) [
76 Act, the State Board of Education shall make rules requiring a school district's employee
77 compensation system to be aligned with the district's annual evaluation system described in
78 Section 53A-8a-405.
79 (2) Rules adopted under Subsection (1) shall :
80 (a) establish a timeline for developing and implementing an employee compensation
81 system that is aligned with an annual evaluation system; and
82 (b) provide that beginning no later than the 2016-17 school year:
83 (i) any advancement on an adopted wage or salary schedule:
84 (A) shall be based primarily on an evaluation; and
85 (B) may not be based on end-of-level assessment scores; and
86 (ii) an employee may not advance on an adopted wage or salary schedule if the
87 employee's rating on the most recent evaluation is at the lowest level of an evaluation
89 Section 4. Section 53A-8a-702 is amended to read:
90 53A-8a-702. Evaluation of school and district administrators.
92 Act, the State Board of Education shall[
93 for the evaluation of school and district administrators that includes the following components:
94 (a) student achievement indicators emphasizing learning growth and proficiency;
95 (b) the results of an evaluation tool utilized by the local school board that includes
96 input from employees, parents, and students;
97 (c) the effectiveness of evaluating employee performance in a school or district for
98 which the school or district administrator has responsibility; and
99 (d) other factors as determined by a local school board in implementing state law and
100 State Board of Education rules[
101 (2) The rules described in Subsection (1) shall prohibit the use of end-of-level
102 assessment scores in the evaluation of school and district administrators.
104 implement an evaluation system for school and district administrators in accordance with the
105 framework established by the State Board of Education no later than the 2015-16 school year.