Florida Senate - 2013 PROPOSED COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE Bill No. CS for SB 980 Barcode 577432 576-03643-13 Proposed Committee Substitute by the Committee on Appropriations (Appropriations Subcommittee on Education) 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to education; providing requirements 3 for measuring student performance in instructional 4 personnel and school administrator performance 5 evaluations; providing requirements for the 6 performance evaluation of personnel for purposes of 7 the performance salary schedule; amending s. 1008.22, 8 F.S.; requiring each school district to establish and 9 approve testing schedules for district-mandated 10 assessments and publish the schedules on its website; 11 requiring reporting of the schedules to the Department 12 of Education; providing an effective date. 13 14 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 15 16 Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in 17 ss. 1012.22 and 1012.34, Florida Statutes, regarding the 18 performance salary schedule and personnel evaluation procedures 19 and criteria: 20 (1) At least 50 percent of a classroom teacher’s or school 21 administrator’s performance evaluation, or 40 percent if less 22 than 3 years of student performance data are available, shall be 23 based upon learning growth or achievement of the teacher’s 24 students or, for a school administrator, the students attending 25 that school; the remaining portion shall be based upon factors 26 identified in district-determined, state-approved evaluation 27 system plans. Student achievement measures for courses 28 associated with statewide assessments may be used only if a 29 statewide growth formula has not been approved for that 30 assessment or, for courses associated with school district 31 assessments, if achievement is demonstrated to be a more 32 appropriate measure of teacher performance. 33 (2) The student performance data used in the performance 34 evaluation of nonclassroom instructional personnel shall be 35 based on student outcome data that reflects the actual 36 contribution of such personnel to the performance of the 37 students assigned to the individual in the individual’s areas of 38 responsibility. 39 (3) For purposes of the performance salary schedule in s. 40 1012.22, Florida Statutes, the student assessment data in the 41 performance evaluation must be from statewide assessments or 42 district-determined assessments as required in s. 1008.22(8), 43 Florida Statutes, in the subject areas taught. 44 Section 2. Paragraph (d) is added to subsection (8) of 45 section 1008.22, Florida Statutes, to read: 46 1008.22 Student assessment program for public schools.— 47 (8) LOCAL ASSESSMENTS.— 48 (d) Each school district shall establish schedules for the 49 administration of any district-mandated assessment and approve 50 the schedules as an agenda item at a district school board 51 meeting. The school district shall publish the testing schedules 52 on its website, clearly specifying the district-mandated 53 assessments, and report the schedules to the Department of 54 Education by October 1 of each year. 55 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.