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AB-2826 Teachers: evaluation and assessment.(2015-2016)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 44662.3 is added to the Education Code, to read:

44662.3.
 (a) For purposes of this article, the following phrases may include, but shall not be limited to, the following:
(1) “Progress of pupils,” in addition to local and state criterion-referenced evidence required in subdivision (b) of Section 44662, may include the following multiple measures:
(A) Formative or summative criterion-referenced assessments measuring progress of pupils toward local or state-adopted academic content standards.
(B) School district, school, or department-developed assessments.
(C) Curriculum-based and end-of-course assessments.
(D) Pretest and posttest data.
(E) Interim, periodic, benchmark, and formative assessments.
(F) English language proficiency assessments.
(G) Assessments measuring progress in an individualized education program.
(H) Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and college preparedness examinations.
(I) A-G coursework completion.
(J) Industry-recognized career technical education assessments and program completion.
(K) Portfolios of pupils’ work, projects, and performances redacted of personally identifiable pupil information.
(L) Surveys from parents, if approved in advance by the certificated employee.
(M) Surveys from pupils, if approved in advance by the certificated employee.
(N) Written reports from classroom observations.
(O) Progress on outcomes described in the local control and accountability plan pursuant to paragraphs (4) and (8) of subdivision (d) of Section 52060.
(2) “Instructional techniques and strategies” may include the following:
(A) Engaging and supporting all pupils in learning.
(B) Planning instruction and designing learning experiences for all pupils.
(C) Using pupil assessment information to inform instruction and improve learning.
(3) “Adherence to curricular objectives” may include:
(A) Understanding and organizing subject matter for pupil learning.
(B) Developing as a professional educator.
(b) The Legislature encourages school districts to utilize the options specified in paragraphs (1) to (3), inclusive, of subdivision (a) in carrying out the requirements of subdivision (b) of Section 44662.
(c) This section shall not be construed to require the state board to revise the guidelines developed pursuant to Section 33039.
(d) Nothing in this section shall be construed as in any way limiting the authority of school district governing boards to develop and adopt additional evaluation and assessment guidelines or criteria, nor shall it be construed to limit the rights of certificated employees or their exclusive representative to bargain procedures to be used for the evaluation of employees or other terms and conditions of employment pursuant to Chapter 10.7 (commencing with Section 3540) of Division 4 of Title 1 of the Government Code.