Nevada - Educator Performance Evaluation: Educator Evaluation Authority

Area: 
Educator Evaluation Authority
Policy Type: 
Statute
Year Adopted: 
2015
Summary: 

The State Legislature has full authority to adopt educator evaluations.

Body: 

State Board of Education. Passed by Legislature. Requires the Teachers and Leaders Council to make recommendations to the State Board of Education for the establishment of a statewide performance evaluation system for teachers and administrators employed by school districts. The new evaluation system was proposed to begin in the 2014-15 school year, but the Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee was told it is not ready to be implemented. The Teacher Framework assesses teacher performance across the two overarching categories of Educational Practice and Student Performance. The two domains that make up Educational Practice are: Instructional Practice band Professional Responsibilities. The Instructional Practice domain sets the standards for measuring the teacher behavior delivering instruction in the classroom, while also specifically monitoring student behavior. The Professional Responsibilities domain addresses the standards for what a teacher does outside of instruction to influence and prepare for learning at the highest level in the classroom and promote effectiveness of the school community. The teacher domains have been determined as a result of a rigorous review of existing standards, including the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), as well as examples from other states. The focus on Instructional Practice was based on guidance from national experts and the reinforcement of research. Narrowing the scope to the assessment of Instructional Practice and Professional Responsibilities Standards will broaden the depth and breadth of the system. The Standards are based on a vast body of empirical evidence demonstrating an immediate and important connection to fostering student success by building students’ 21st century skills so they graduate college and career ready.

Adopting Authority: 
State Legislature
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
05/04/2016