Utah - Educator Performance Evaluation: Educator Evaluation Policy

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

The State Board of Education has authority over educator assessments.

Body: 

Rules have been updated and the evaluation system is in place.

Public Educator Evaluation Requirements (PEER)- State Board Rule R277-531; Board rule R277-531 was adopted September 2011, outlining the parameters that every district must incorporate into new or existing evaluation systems in order to be in compliance. The Public Education Employment Reform Act of 2012, known as Senate Bill 64, requires a “valid and reliable” evaluation tool in each school district no later than 2015-16. The Utah State Office of Education (USOE) is working with several pilot school districts to develop a model evaluation system that meets requirements established in both USBE rule and state code. Utah has requested to delay pilot programs for its student-growth percentiles and student learning objectives, along with full implementation of its student-growth measure until the 2016-17 school year.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
02/04/2016