senate Bill S7463A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to annual teacher evaluations

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 13, 2016 print number 7463a
Jul 13, 2016 amend and recommit to education
May 03, 2016 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

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S7463 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10057
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3012-d, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S4390, A3420

S7463 - Summary

Relates to eliminating the student performance category of teacher evaluations and replacing it with a teacher evaluation category created by a committee consisting of certified educators of this state.

S7463 - Sponsor Memo

S7463 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7463

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to annual teacher  evalu-
  ations

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 3012-d of the education law, as added by section  2
of  subpart  E of part EE of chapter 56 of the laws of 2015 and subpara-
graph 1 of paragraph a of subdivision 4  as  amended  by  section  3  of
subpart  C  of  part  B of chapter 20 of the laws of 2015, is amended to
read as follows:
  S  3012-d.  Annual  teacher  and  principal  evaluations.  1.  General
provisions.  Notwithstanding  any  other provision of law, rule or regu-
lation to the contrary, the annual  teacher  and  principal  evaluations
(hereinafter,  evaluations)  implemented by districts shall be conducted
in accordance with the provisions of this section.  Such  annual  evalu-
ations  shall be a [significant] factor for employment decisions includ-
ing but not limited  to,  promotion,  retention,  tenure  determination,
termination,  and supplemental compensation. Such evaluations shall also
be a [significant] factor in teacher and principal development including
but not limited  to  coaching,  induction  support,  and  differentiated
professional development.
  2. Definitions.
  a.  "District"  shall mean school district and/or board of cooperative
educational services, except that for purposes of  subdivision  [eleven]
TWELVE of this section it shall only mean a school district;
  b.  "Principal" shall mean a building principal or an administrator in
charge of an instructional program of a board of cooperative educational
services[;
  c. "Student growth" shall mean the change in student  achievement  for
an individual student between two or more points in time.
  d.  "State-designed supplemental assessment" shall mean a selection of
state tests or assessments developed or designed by the state  education
department, or that the state education department purchased or acquired

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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S7463A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10057
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3012-d, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S4390, A3420

S7463A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to eliminating the student performance category of teacher evaluations and replacing it with a teacher evaluation category created by a committee consisting of certified educators of this state.

S7463A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7463A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 7463--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO,  AVELLA, BOYLE, FUNKE, KAMINSKY, LATIMER,
  SEWARD -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed  to the Committee on Education -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to annual teacher evalu-
  ations

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Section 3012-d of the education law, as added by section 2
of subpart E of part EE of chapter 56 of the laws of 2015  and  subpara-
graph  1  of  paragraph  a  of  subdivision 4 as amended by section 3 of
subpart C of part B of chapter 20 of the laws of  2015,  is  amended  to
read as follows:
  S  3012-d.  Annual  teacher  and  principal  evaluations.  1.  General
provisions. Notwithstanding any other provision of law,  rule  or  regu-
lation  to  the  contrary,  the annual teacher and principal evaluations
(hereinafter, evaluations) implemented by districts shall  be  conducted
in  accordance  with  the provisions of this section. Such annual evalu-
ations shall be a [significant] factor for employment decisions  includ-
ing  but  not  limited  to,  promotion, retention, tenure determination,
termination, and supplemental compensation. Such evaluations shall  also
be a [significant] factor in teacher and principal development including
but  not  limited  to  coaching,  induction  support, and differentiated
professional development.
  2. Definitions.
  a. "District" shall mean school district and/or board  of  cooperative
educational services[, except that for purposes of subdivision eleven of
this section it shall only mean a school district];
  b.  "Principal" shall mean a building principal or an administrator in
charge of an instructional program of a board of cooperative educational
services[;
  c. "Student growth" shall mean the change in student  achievement  for
an individual student between two or more points in time.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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