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AB-1495 Teachers: evaluation.(2015-2016)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 33039 of the Education Code is amended to read:

 The State Board of Education  state board  shall develop guidelines which that  school districts may use in the development of teacher evaluation procedures pursuant to Article 11 (commencing with Section 44660) of Chapter 1 of Part 25 of Division 3 of this title, and shall distribute such the  guidelines to every school district. The development of these guidelines shall comply with the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code). 

SEC. 2.

 Article 14 (commencing with Section 44672) is added to Chapter 3 of Part 25 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Education Code, to read:

Article  14. Common Evaluation System Provisions
 If applicable, multiple measures of pupil progress, pupil academic growth, pupil achievement, and pupil outcomes as used in this chapter for purposes of evaluating and assessing certificated employee performance may include, but shall not be limited to, any of the following sources:
(a) State-adopted formative and summative criterion referenced assessments.
(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) Advance 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.
 (a) The employing authority shall use a minimum of three rating levels of professional achievement for evaluation and assessment of certificated employees pursuant to this chapter.
(b) At least two rating levels shall identify certificated employees who meet either of the following:
(1) Require more development and growth to achieve a rating of satisfactory or meeting standards, and who are required to participate and receive appropriate additional support, training, and assistance.
(2) Demonstrate unsatisfactory performance or conduct, unsuccessfully participated in mandatory corrective action, refused to participate in required additional support and training, or are subject to mandatory reassignment, suspension, or adverse action resulting from charges pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 44930) of Chapter 4. This rating level shall be applicable to paragraph (5) of subdivision (a) of Section 44932.
 (a) If a school district participates in the California Peer Assistance and Review Program for Teachers established pursuant to Article 4.5 (commencing with Section 44500), a certificated employee who receives a rating in either of the levels described by subdivision (b) of Section 44673 on an evaluation performed pursuant to Section 44664 shall participate in the California Peer Assistance and Review Program for Teachers.
(b) Notwithstanding any other law, in endeavoring to assist the employee as mandated by Article 11 (commencing with Section 44660) and Article 13 (commencing with Section 44670), the school district shall, at a minimum, consider the employee’s eligibility for professional development identified in the school district and applicable school’s local control and accountability plan, and prioritize the employee’s eligibility for any professional development supported by one-time or ongoing funds appropriated by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act, including professional development in the state academic content standards adopted by the state board, and training on services to English learners to access the common core academic content standards adopted pursuant to Section 60605.8 and the English language development standards adopted pursuant to former Section 60811.3, as that section read on June 30, 2013, or Section 60811.4.
SEC. 3.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.