Pennsylvania - Educator Performance Evaluation: Educator Evaluation Authority

Educator Evaluation Authority
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The State Legislature has full authority to adopt educator evaluations.


Department of Education was given authority to develop regulations from the Legislature in Act 82. On June 22, 2013, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) published regulations pertaining to the new teacher evaluation system. The regulations clarify several issues related to the new system, including the implementation timeline and the weights of specific data elements. These regulations apply to all non-charter public school classroom teachers working on Instructional I and II certificates. Regulations pertaining to the evaluation of education specialists must be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin by June 30, 2014.

Adopting Authority: 
State Legislature
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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