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Bill Detail: SB22-070

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Title Kindergarten Through Twelfth Grade Licensed Personnel Performance Evaluations
Status Signed by the Speaker of the House (05/17/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors B. McLachlan (D)
J. McCluskie (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Bridges (D)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee Education
Date Introduced 01/19/2022
Summary

The bill specifies the duties of the department of education
(department) related to licensed personnel performance evaluation
systems, including the following duties, which the department must
comply with by the beginning of the 2023-24 school year:
  • Creating a modified rubric for evaluating personnel who
are consistently rated highly effective;

  • Creating specialized rubrics for particular teacher or
principal roles;
  • Providing free evaluator training for school districts and
boards of cooperative services (BOCES);
  • Providing guidelines for incorporating a licensed person's
professional growth achievements into the evaluation; and
  • Providing best practices in methods of conducting
evaluations.
The bill directs the state board of education (state board) to adopt
rules as necessary to ensure that, beginning with evaluations completed
in the 2023-24 school year:
  • 30% of a teacher's or principal's evaluation is based on the
academic growth of students, and the remainder is based on
the teacher's or principal's attainment of quality standards;
  • Up to 10% of a licensed person's evaluation may be based
on collective measures for a particular grade level or for an
entire school, but the evaluation must not include collective
measures for students who are not enrolled in the school at
which the licensed person is employed; and
  • If a licensed person has been employed by a school district
or BOCES for one year or less, the person's evaluation
must not include collective measures and must not be based
on statewide assessment scores.
The bill encourages school districts and BOCES to experiment
with innovative methods of conducting observations to use in licensed
personnel evaluations. Under the bill, a school district or BOCES must
complete the licensed personnel evaluations within the school year for
which the person is evaluated and report the performance ratings, in
aggregate, to the department by June 30 of each school year. The bill
encourages school districts and BOCES to train multiple persons to serve
as evaluators so that a licensed person may request an alternative
evaluator.
For performance evaluations completed for the 2021-22 and
2022-23 school years, the bill prohibits the use of measures of student
academic growth derived from the Colorado growth model and measures
of student academic growth or performance based on a school district's,
board of cooperative service's, or school's performance plan type.

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