Tennessee - 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: 

In July 2011, Tennessee implemented a student outcomes-based, statewide educator evaluation system: the Tennessee Educator Acceleration Model (TEAM). This implementation was a key tenet of Tennessee’s First to the Top Act, adopted by the General Assembly with bipartisan support during 2010’s extraordinary session under the backdrop of the federal Race to the Top competition. This landmark legislation established the parameters of a new teacher and principal evaluation system and committed to implementation during the 2011-12 school year

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