Arizona - Educator Performance Evaluation: Educator Evaluation Policy

Area: 
Educator Evaluation Policy
Policy Type: 
Rule
Year Adopted: 
2015
Summary: 

The State Board of Education has authority for educator assessments.

Body: 

Arizona Revised Statute § 15-203(A)(38): The State Board of Education shall…”on or before December 15, 2011 adopt and maintain a model framework for a teacher and principal evaluation instrument that includes quantitative data on student academic progress that accounts for between thirty-three percent and fifty per cent of the evaluation outcomes and best practices for professional development and evaluator training. School districts and charter schools shall use an instrument that meets the data requirements established by the State Board of Education to annually evaluate individual teachers and principals beginning in school year 2012 – 2013. In 2011, the State Board of Education (SBE) passed the proposed Arizona Framework for Measuring Educator Effectiveness and in 2013 adopted amendments. These amendments fell into two categories: 1.) Amendments reflecting current law and clarification on issues that have been raised by the field. These changes go into effect for the 2013-2014 school year. 2.) Amendments requiring academic progress to include academic growth, comprising at least 20% of the total outcome. This change goes into effect for the 2014-2015 school year. The annual Arizona Framework for Measuring Educator Effectiveness is based 33%-50% on student performance measures, but only 20% for 2014-15 school year.

Adopting Authority: 
State Legislature
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
01/27/2015