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HB 555 FAQ with regard to teacher evaluations

HB 555 FAQ with regard to teacher evaluations

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HB 555 FAQ with regard to teacher evaluations
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WhatChanged?
HouseBill(HB)555,signedbyGovernorKasichonFriday,December21,2012furtherdelineateswhatmeasuresteacherscanutilizeforStudentGrowthMeasures.TheeffectivedateofHB555isMarch22,2013.However,manyLocalEducationAgencies(LEAs)havebeenpilotingand/orimplementingworkthisschoolyeararoundStudentGrowthMeasuresandquestionsregardingthisnewlegislationarebeingasked.ItshouldbenotedthatHouseBill555createsanumberoflegislatedchangestopreviousODEpolicies.BelowisanewgraphicreflectiveofHouseBill555requirementsintermsofteacherevaluation:
HB555FrequentlyAskedQuestionswithregardtoTeacherEvaluation
InaccordancewithOhioRevisedCodeandStateBoardofEducationFramework
 
Q:
ShouldCategoryAteacherscontinuetowriteSLOsaswehavepilotedthisyear?
A:
Yes.ManyLEAsareutilizingtheirBuildingLeadershipTeamstoreviewandapproveindividualSLOs(assuggestedbyguidancefromODE).Continuingtohaveallteachersparticipateinthewritingprocesswillallowexposureandbestpracticeapproacheswillcontinuetodevelop.Aswell,forCategoryA1teachers,the50%requirementforValue-Addeddataisphasedinasamajorityin2013-2014and50%in2014-2015sothoseteacherscoulduseSLOsforsomeportionofstudentgrowthmeasuresin2013-2014ifthedistrictsochooses.
Q:
Howwillteacher’sstudentgrowthmeasuresbedeterminediftheteacherisresponsibleformultiplesubjects?
A:
TeacherswithmultiplesubjectsthathaveValue-Addeddatawillbeissuedreportsforacompositeofreadingandmath.Forotherassessments(approvedvendorandlocalmeasures),theassessmentdatameasuresshouldberepresentativeoftheteacher’sschedule.HB555statesthatifthereisValue-Addeddataavailable,itmustbeusedproportionatelytotheoverallteacher’sschedule.Anexampleofthisislistedbelow:Afourthgradeelementaryteacher(non-departmentalized)teachesallrequiredsubjects(e.g.,science,socialstudies,mathandELA).However,thereisaValue-Addedscoreformathandreadingonly.Thus,becausethisteacherteaches
Implementation
Q:
ShouldIdiscontinuetheworkofcreatingStudentLearningObjectives(SLOs)?
A:
No.StudentLearningObjectiveswillcontinuetobeutilizedforevaluativepurposesformostteachers.Manydistrictshavepilotedand/orimplementedtheworkofSLOsforthe2012-2013schoolyearandarecontinuingtoseepositivefeedbackandresults.SomearecurrentlyimplementingandshouldcontinuewiththeplanforSGMsthatwasapprovedforthe2012-2013schoolyear.Aswell,regionaltrainingsarecontinuingtooccur,providingLEAswiththeopportunitytosendtheirownrepresentativestobetrainedastrainersfortheirowndistricts.InOhio,themajorityofteacherswillwriteSLOsforevaluativepurposes.
Q:
WhendoIhavetoimplement?
A:
HB555iseffectiveMarch22,2013.However,specificquestionsregardinglocalimplementationmustbedirectedtoBoardlegalcounselduetovaryingdatesofcollectivebargainingagreements,RttT,SIG,TIF,etc.
Q:
IheardthatCategoryAteachersaregoingtoberequiredtouseValue-AddedDataforall50%oftheirStudentGrowthMeasures.Isthistrue?
A:
Yes,butitisphasedinthroughnextyear.ForthoseteacherswhoteachonlytheValue-AddedProgressdimensionandnootherclasses,pleasereadthesecondbulletforguidance.However,forteacherswhoinstructcoursesthatarereportedwiththeValue-AddedProgressdimension
and 
instructcoursesthatarenotreportedforValue-Addedpurposes,theweightoftheValue-Addedmustbeprovidedproportionatelytotheirschedule.HB555requiresthefollowingforCategoryAteacherswhohaveValue-AddedData.
 
Whenapplicabletothegradelevelorsubjectareataughtbyateacher,thevalue-addedprogressdimensionoralternativestudentacademicprogressmeasureshallbeusedinthestudentacademicgrowthportionofanevaluationinproportiontothepartofateacher’sscheduleofcoursesorsubjectsforwhichthevalue-addedprogressdimensionisapplicable.Pleasenote:Whiletheterminology“alternatestudentacademicprogressmeasure”isnewinHB555,itdoesnotreferencetheAlternateAssessments.ThereiscurrentlynoplantoimplementanalternativetoValue-Added.
 
Ifateacher’sscheduleiscomprised
only 
ofcoursesorsubjectsforwhichthevalue-addedprogressdimensionisapplicable,oneofthefollowingapplies:
o
 
BeginningMarch22,2013untilJune30,2014,themajorityofthestudentacademicgrowthfactoroftheevaluationshallbebaseduponthevalue-addedprogressdimension(>25%).
o
 
OnorafterJuly1,2014,theentirestudentacademicgrowthfactoroftheevaluationshallbebasedonthevalue-addedprogressdimension(50%).AsofJuly2014,all50%oftheSGMmustbeValue-Addedforthoseteacherswhoteach
only
thesubject(s)orcourse(s)wheretheValue-Addedprogressdimensionisreported.Forotherteacherswhoteachmultiplesubjectsorcoursesbuthavesomevalue-addedprogressdimensionreported,theweightofthevalue-addedmeasuremustbeproportionatetotheirindividualschedule(theminimumweightoftheValue-AddedmetricforSGMmustbe10%).
 
allfoursubjects,theValue-Addedweightmustbe25%,representinghalfoftheteacher’sschedule.
Q:
HowareadulteducationinstructorsaffectedbyHouseBill555?
A:
InstructorsofadulteducationareexemptfromthestatutoryrequirementsforteacherevaluationsinRevisedCode3319.111oftheeffectivedateofthebill.
Q:
AreweabletousePerformanceIndexforSharedAttribution?
A:
ThePerformanceIndexScorewasdeletedfromtheSharedAttributionlistofchoicesinsummer2012,asitwasmoreofanachievementscore,notagrowthscore.OTEStrainingmanualsincludetheoldgraphicwithPerformanceIndexasasuitablepiecethatcouldbeusedforSharedAttribution.LEAsthatincorporatedthismeasureintotheirevaluativeplanforthe2012-2013yearcancontinuetothatplan,butmustadjusttheirevaluationmetricsaccordingtotheupdatedgraphicbelowthereafter.OnlyoneSharedAttributionmeasurecanbeutilizedpereducator,andsharedattributionisnotrequiredtobeusedaspartoflocalmeasures.
VendorAssessmentsandData
Q:
ItismyunderstandingifateacherhasValue-Addeddataavailable,itmustbeused.However,whatifthissameteacherhasavendorassessmentathis/hergradelevel?Doesthevendorassessmentcount,too?Forexample,grade4willhaveValue-Addeddata.WealsogivetheTerraNovatoallgrade4students.So,dowecountboth?
A:
TheVendorAssignmentrequirementisforwhenValue-Added
isnotavailable
.Soforexample,ifyouhavea5thgrademathteacherwithavalue-addedreportANDTerraNovadata;thatteacherwouldonlyberequiredtousetheValue-Added.However,anyoftheteachersinthatdistrictwhodonotreceiveaValue-Addedreportwouldneedtouse

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