2015 WISCONSIN ACT 20
An Act to renumber and amend 115.415 (1); to amend 115.385 (1) (intro.); and to create 115.385 (1m) and 115.415 (1) (b) of the statutes; relating to: pupil assessments, evaluation of educator effectiveness, and school accountability reports.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
115.385 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
115.385 (1) (intro.) Annually Subject to sub. (1m), annually by September, the department shall publish a school and school district accountability report that includes all of the following components:
115.385 (1m) of the statutes is created to read:
115.385 (1m) The department may not publish an accountability report for the 2014-15 school year.
115.415 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 115.415 (1) (a) and amended to read:
115.415 (1) (a) The department shall develop an educator effectiveness evaluation system and an equivalency process aligned with the department's evaluation system for the evaluation of teachers and principals of public schools, including teachers and principals of a charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r), as provided in this section. Each Subject to par. (b), each school board and the governing body operator of each charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) shall evaluate teachers and principals in the school district or charter school beginning in the 2014-15 school year.
115.415 (1) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
115.415 (1) (b) For the evaluation of teachers and principals in the 2014-15 school year, the school board and the operator of a charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) may not consider pupil performance on statewide assessments administered under s. 118.30 in the 2014-15 school year and may not include pupil performance on those assessments in the evaluation score assigned to a teacher or principal under the educator effectiveness evaluation system developed under this section.
(1) Notwithstanding section 115.385 (1m) of the statutes, as created by this act, the department of public instruction may include measures of pupil performance on statewide assessment examinations administered under section 118.30 of the statutes in the 2014-15 school year in the longitudinal data system maintained under section 115.297 of the statutes.