Florida Senate - 2011 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 736 Barcode 473712 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . Floor: WD . 03/08/2011 12:55 PM . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Senator Lynn moved the following: 1 Senate Amendment 2 3 Delete lines 216 - 223 4 and insert: 5 a. For classroom teachers, excluding substitute teachers, 6 the student growth portion of the evaluation must include 7 growth, as defined in subsection (8) and in section (D)(2)(i) of 8 the Race to the Top Memorandum of Understanding, for students 9 assigned to a teacher over the course of at least 3 years. If 10 less than 3 years of data are available, the school district 11 must include the years for which data are available. 12 (I) Beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, the school 13 district may phase in the evaluation system but shall use, at a 14 minimum, student growth, as defined in subsection (8) and in 15 section (D)(2)(i) of the Race to the Top Memorandum of 16 Understanding, for at least 35 percent of the evaluation and 17 student growth or achievement as determined by the school 18 district for 15 percent of the evaluation. 19 (II) Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, the teacher 20 evaluation system shall use, at a minimum, student growth, as 21 defined in subsection (8) and in section (D)(2)(i) of the Race 22 to the Top Memorandum of Understanding, for at least 40 percent 23 of the evaluation and student growth or achievement as 24 determined by the school district for 10 percent of the 25 evaluation for students assigned to the teacher over the course 26 of at least 3 years. If less than 3 years of data are available, 27 the school district must include the years for which data are 28 available. 29 (III) School districts may include at least one additional 30 metric to combine the student performance and principal 31 observation components to develop a multi-metric evaluation 32 system. Additional metrics shall include, but need not be 33 limited to, observations by master teachers or instructional 34 coaches, student input, peer input, and parental input for 35 students assigned to the teacher over the course of at least 3 36 years.