MICHIGAN’S EDUCATOR EVALUATION RULES, REGULATIONS, RIGHTS . . . .OH MY . . . WHAT EVERY NEW TEACHER NEEDS TO KNOW! Kathy Stewart, Associate Superintendent for Instruction Gratiot Isabella RESD [email protected] Twitter: @kstew_giresd February 28, 2014 – CMU French Auditorium Learning Targets Create an understanding of current Michigan laws relating to Educator Evaluation including: LIFO Probationary Period Effectiveness Labels Determine actions for your first years of teaching Feedback Loop Go to site: https:todaysmeet.com/Stewart_CMU Add name and join the conversation Post questions/comments #1 Significant Change for New Teachers Revised School Code Act 451 380.1248 Personnel decisions resulting in elimination of position; policies; collective bargaining agreement; expiration; action brought by teacher; remedy. 1248(1)(a) the board shall NOT adopt, implement, maintain, or comply with a policy that provides that length of service or tenure status is the primary or determining factor in personnel decisions when conducting a staffing or program reduction or any other personnel determination resulting in the elimination of a position Revised School Code Act 451 Individual performance SHALL be the majority factor in making personnel decisions. Revised School Code Act 451 380.1248 Personnel decisions resulting in elimination of position; policies; collective bargaining agreement; expiration; action brought by teacher; remedy. Personnel decisions based on the following factors: Student growth Pedagogical skills, subject area knowledge, classroom management, checking for and building higher level understanding, maximizing instructional time Rapport with teachers and parents Attendance and disciplinary record Significant, relevant contributions Relevant special training Revised School Code Act 451 If all factors are equal, then length of service or tenure status is a tiebreaker. #2 Significant Change for New Teachers Tenure/Probation 38.81 Teachers' probationary period; continuing tenure. Sec. 1: (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3) and section 3b of this article, a teacher is in a probationary period during his or her first 5 full school years of employment. Tenure/Probation 38.83b Successful completion of probationary period; conditions. Sec. 3b. (1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2), a teacher shall not be considered to have successfully completed the probationary period unless the teacher has been rated as effective or highly effective on his or her 3 most recent annual year-end performance evaluations under section 1249 of the revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.1249, and has completed at least 5 full school years of employment in a probationary period. Tenure/Probation 38.83b Successful completion of probationary period; conditions. Sec. 3b. (2) If a teacher has been rated as highly effective on 3 consecutive annual yearend performance evaluations under section 1249 of the revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.1249, and has completed at least 4 full school years of employment in a probationary period, the teacher shall be considered to have successfully completed the probationary period. Tenure/Probation Jessica has been teaching at XYZ elementary for five years. During her probationary period she received the following ratings for her annual year-end evaluations: 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 Minimally Effective Minimally Effective Effective Effective Highly Effective TENURE Unless Nonrenewed Tenure/Probation Jack is a teacher at ABC High School. During his first two years Jack taught in his major area: Mathematics. During his third year he was assigned to his minor area: Chemistry. During years four and five, Jack was back to teaching math. Following are his annual year-end evaluation determinations: 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 Effective Effective Minimally Effective Effective Highly Effective NO TENURE Tenure/Probation Assigned to teach English Language Arts at 123 Middle School, Bryan receives the following status on his annual year end evaluations during his first four years of service: 2010-2011 2011-2013 2012-2013 2013-2014 Effective Highly Effective Highly Effective Highly Effective Probationary Period Completed Year 4 Tenure Granted Changes for ALL Teachers Ratings Highly Effective Effective Minimally Effective Ineffective Parent Notification Mandatory Dismissal Ineffective Rating for three consecutive years Beginning 15-16 school year, districts required to notify parents of students assigned to a teacher rated as ineffective on two most recent yearend evaluations. Student Growth Factor 13-14: 25% 14-15: 40% 15-16: 50% Changes for All Teachers 38.101 Teacher on continuing tenure; discharge, demotion, or retirement; continuation of contracts of teachers over retirement age. Sec. 1. (1) Except as otherwise provided in section 1a of this article, discharge or demotion of a teacher on continuing tenure may be made only for a reason that is not arbitrary or capricious and only as provided in this act. NOT logical or reasonable NOT based on reason or evidence Done without concern for what is fair ABC News – What Makes Great Teachers Recommended Observation Models Danielson Framework for Teaching and Learning www.teachscape.com 5 Dimensions of Teaching www.k-12leadership.org/teacher-eval Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model www.marzanoevaluation.com The Thoughtful Classroom www.thoughtfulclassroom.com Nuts and Bolts TSDL PIC Ineffective Highly Effective Minimally Effective Effective Aggregate Ratings Evaluation Transparency www.mischooldata.org Select Staff Information Select 2011-2012 Education Evaluation and Factors Report Download Excel File Select tab Helpful Resources Teacher Certification www.michigan.gov/moecs Honing Your Skills www.teachingchannel.org www.readworks.org www.instructionalcoaching.org Michigan New Teacher/Mentor Site http://assist.educ.msu.edu/ASSIST/ References/Contact Information References Contact Information Michigan Compiled Law MCL 380.1248 MCL 380.1249 MCL 380.1249a MCL 380.1250 MCL 388.1694a MCL 38.71 MCL 38.81 MCL 38.82 MCL 38.83 MCL 38.92 MCL 38.101 Kathy Stewart, GIRESD Associate Superintendent [email protected] Twitter: @kstew_giresd 989-875-5101 Believe . . . .