2011 - 2012 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY AMENDMENT 4,
TO ASSEMBLY SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO 2011 ASSEMBLY BILL 558
March 6, 2012 - Offered by Representatives Krusick and Fields.
(b) Subject to the same rules and laws concerning qualifications of 7
applicants and granting and revocation of licenses or certificates under par. (a), the 8
state superintendent shall grant certificates and licenses to teachers in private 9
schools and tribal schools, except that teaching experience requirements for such 10
certificates and licenses may be fulfilled by teaching experience in public, private, 11
or tribal schools. An applicant is not eligible for a license or certificate unless the 12
state superintendent finds that the private school or tribal school in which the
applicant taught offered an adequate educational program during the period of the 2
applicant's teaching therein. Private Except as provided in ss. 118.60 (7) (b) 9. and
3119.23 (7) (b) 9., private
schools are not obligated to employ only licensed or certified 4
115.28 (27) School assessment guide.
Develop a guide for parents to use in 8
assessing public and private schools, including charter schools. The guide shall 9
include information on how to evaluate the academic performance of pupils enrolled 10
in a school, a school's academic opportunities, a school's expenditures per enrolled 11
pupil, the education and experience levels of teachers, and the opportunities for 12
parental involvement in a school and classroom, and may include additional 13
information. In developing the guide, the department shall consult with the 14
Wisconsin Association of School Boards, the Wisconsin Association of School District 15
Administrators, the Wisconsin Charter Schools Association, the Wisconsin Council 16
of Religious and Independent Schools, the Wisconsin Education Association Council, 17
and School Choice Wisconsin, Inc. The department shall post the guide on its 18
Internet site and make copies of the guide available to schools upon request.".
Except as provided in s. 118.40 (8) (b) 2., any person seeking to teach 22
in a public school, including a charter school, or;
in a school or institution operated 23
by a county or the state; or, beginning in the 2012-13 school year and except as
24provided in ss. 118.60 (7) (b) 9. b. and 119.23 (7) (b) 9. b., in a private school
1participating in the program under s. 118.60 or 119.23
shall first procure a license 2
or permit from the department.".
6118.225 Teacher and principal evaluations.
(intro.) A school board may 7
use value-added analyses of scores on pupil assessments and
the examinations 8
administered to pupils under s. 118.30 and 20 USC 6311
(b) (3) to evaluate teachers 9and principals
if the school board has developed a teacher and principal
plan that includes all of the following:
The rationale for using examination results to evaluate teachers 13and principals
(c) To the extent permitted under 20 USC 1232g
CFR part 16
99, beginning in the 2012-13 school year, do all of the following:
1. a. Except as provided in subd. 1. b., report the scores from any examinations 18
required to be administered under this subsection or sub. (6) or (7) for the 5 preceding 19
school years on the school district's Internet site as soon as the information becomes 20
available. Scores under this subdivision shall be reported by grade and class and 21
shall include the total number of questions, the number and percentage of questions 22
each pupil answered correctly, the number of questions each pupil answered 23
incorrectly, the mean percentile for the class, the mean average percentile 24
distributions, and the mean percentage distributions for the examination as a whole
and for each of the following topics and subtopics: reading, including determining 2
meaning, understanding texts, analyzing texts, and evaluating and extending texts; 3
mathematics, including processing number operations, geometry, measurement, 4
statistics and probability, and algebraic relationships; science; social studies; and 5
any other topic or subtopic included in the examination.
b. A school district is not required to report the information under subd. 1. a. 7
if the number of pupils in a category is insufficient to yield statistically reliable 8
information or the results would reveal personally identifiable information about an 9
2. Provide the department with an electronic copy of the information described 11
in subd. 1.
3. Provide the parent or guardian of each pupil enrolled in the school district 13
with a paper copy of the information described in subd. 1. The information shall be 14
printed in at least 12 point type and provided as soon as it becomes available.
shall report the information provided under sub. 17
(1m) (c) 2. on the department's Internet site.
(b) 5. Electronic copies of the information described in par. (f) 1. 20
within 2 weeks of receiving the scores.
(e) Except as provided in sub. (6p), provide, annually to the 23
department and upon request to any person, all of the following:
1. Rates of graduation, truancy, attendance, suspension, and expulsion in the 25
previous school year, categorized as specified in par. (b) 3. d.
2. The private school's requirements for promotion from grade to grade and for 2
3. The private school's safety plan.
4. The number of pupils enrolled in the previous school year who were children 5
with a disability, as defined s. 115.76 (5).
5. The services provided by the private school to pupils who are children with 7
a disability, as defined in s. 115.76 (5).
6. The private school's attrition rate for teachers in the previous school year, 9
as compared to the statewide attrition rate in the previous school year and the 10
attrition rate of the eligible school district in the previous school year.
7. The private school's budget, specifying all existing indebtedness and all 12
anticipated revenue from all sources during the ensuing fiscal year and all proposed 13
expenditures during the ensuing fiscal year, and a 5-year budget plan.
(f) 1. To the extent permitted under 20 USC 1232g
CFR part 99, and 15
except as provided in sub. (6p), keep paper copies of all of the following, printed in 16
at least 12 point type, in a binder at the school's front desk:
a. Beginning in the 2012-13 school year and in every school year thereafter, 18
scores from any examinations administered as required under s. 118.30 (1t) in that 19
school year. Scores under this subd. 1. a. shall be reported by grade and class and 20
shall include the total number of questions, the number and percentage of questions 21
each pupil answered correctly, the number of questions each pupil answered 22
incorrectly; the mean percentile for the class, the mean average percentile 23
distributions, and the mean percentage distributions for the examination as a whole 24
and for each of the following topics and subtopics: reading, including determining 25
meaning, understanding texts, analyzing texts, and evaluating and extending texts;
mathematics, including processing number operations, geometry, measurement, 2
statistics and probability, and algebraic relationships; science; social studies; and 3
any other topic or subtopic included in the examination.
b. In the 2012-13 school year, if the private school has administered the Iowa 5
test in the 5 preceding school years, the scores reported by school, grade, class, and 6
subject for those 5 preceding school years, and if the private school administers the 7
Iowa test in the 2013-14 school year and in any school year thereafter, the scores 8
reported by school, grade, class, and subject for that school year.
c. If the private school administers any other standardized examinations, 10
beginning in the 2012-13 school year and in every school year thereafter, scores from 11
those examinations reported in the same manner as scores are reported for the 12
examinations described under subd. 1. b.
d. Beginning in the 2012-13 school year and in every school year thereafter, 14
scores from any ACT tests administered in that school year to pupils attending the 15
private school, reported by grade and subject.
e. Beginning in the 2012-13 school year and in every school year thereafter, the 17
number of pupils attending the private school who were in advanced placement 18
classes in the 5 preceding school years, the subjects, the percentage of pupils in each 19
such class who passed, and the percentage of pupils in each such class who failed.
2. To the extent permitted under 20 USC 1232g
CFR part 99, and except 21
as provided in sub. (6p), provide the parent of each pupil attending the school under 22
this section with a paper copy of the information provided under subd. 1. as soon as 23
the information becomes available, except that scores under subd. 1. b. shall be 24
reported 2 times during the school year.
3. Provide the parent or guardian of a pupil attending the private school with 2
a paper reporting, anonymously, the assessment scores for each pupil in the school 3
on all examinations administered to the pupils when the examinations are 4
administered in the same school year but on different occasions. Scores under this 5
subdivision shall be reported by grade, class, and, when possible, subject.
4. To the extent permitted under 20 USC 1232g
CFR part 99 and except 7
as provided in sub. (6p), upon the request of any person, provide an electronic or 8
paper copy of the scores of standardized examinations administered to pupils 9
attending the private school, categorized by classroom and by subject, within 10 10
working days of the request.
5. Provide the Internet address of the Wisconsin Information Network for 12
Successful Schools and the scores reported as required under subd. 1. b. in the school 13
newsletter at least twice during the school term.
A private school participating in the program under this section 16
is not required to categorize the information under sub. (6m) (e) 1., or disclose the 17
information under sub. (6m) (e) and (f) 1., 2., and 4., if the number of pupils in a 18
category is insufficient to yield statistically reliable information or the results would 19
reveal personally identifiable information about an individual pupil.
(am) 1. An independent financial audit of the private school 23
conducted by an independent certified public accountant, accompanied by the 24
auditor's statement that the report is free of material misstatements and fairly 25
presents pupil costs under sub. (4) (b) 1. The audit under this subdivision shall be
limited in scope to those records that are necessary for the department to make 2
payments under subs. (4) and (4m), except that the certified public accountant
3conducting the audit shall include a report on the private school's compliance with
4par. (b) 4. and 6
. The auditor shall conduct his or her audit, including determining 5
sample sizes and evaluating financial viability, in accordance with the auditing 6
standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 7
The department may not require an auditor to comply with standards that exceed 8
the scope of the standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public 9
AB558-ASA1-AA4, s. 21o
118.60 (7) (b) 8., 9., 10., 11. and 14. of the statutes are created to 11
(b) 8. Post on the private school's Internet site the current report card 13
prepared for the private school by the department as required under sub. (11) (d).
9. a. Except as provided in subd. 9. b., beginning in the 2012-13 school year, 15
ensure that every teacher, supervisor, administrator, and professional staff member 16
holds a license or permit to teach issued by the department.
b. For any teacher, supervisor, administrator, or professional staff member 18
teaching in a participating private school on the effective date of this subd. 9. b. .... 19
[LRB inserts date], ensure that the teacher, supervisor, administrator, and 20
professional staff member holds a license or permit to teach issued by the department 21
beginning in the 2017-18 school year.
10. Develop policies on truancy, excused and unexcused absences, bullying, 23
pupil engagement in learning activities, promoting the emotional development of 24
pupils, student differentiation, promoting practices designed to provide instruction 25
to each pupil based on the pupil's abilities, and promoting parental involvement and
volunteerism. The latter policy shall describe the circumstances under which a 2
pupil's parent or guardian may volunteer, shadow the pupil in school, and observe 3
the pupil in the pupil's classes. The department shall develop model policies on all 4
of these subjects.
11. a. Except as provided in subd. 11. b., make available the scores and other 6
information prepared and reported under sub. (6m) (f) 1. on the private school's 7
Internet site. The private school shall prominently display on the home page of the 8
private school's Internet site a link to the scores reported as required under this subd. 9
b. If a private school does not have an Internet site, the information required 11
to be made available under subd. 11. a. shall be made available on the Internet site 12
of the religious entity that operates or oversees the private school.
14. Annually evaluate the effectiveness of each teacher employed by the private 14
school on the basis of pupil scores on the examinations administered under sub. (7) 15
(e); the Measures of Academic Progress, developed by the Northwest Evaluation 16
Association; ACT tests; and the Scholastic Math Inventory and Scholastic Reading 17
Inventory assessment, developed by Scholastic, Inc.
(e) 1. (intro.) Each private school participating in the program under 21
this section shall administer the examinations required under s. 118.30 (1t) to pupils 22
attending the school under the program. The private school may administer 23
additional standardized tests to such pupils. If the private school administers the
24Iowa test to pupils, the private school shall determine the average scores and the
25mean percentage or mean percentile for each class and the percentile distribution of
1the scores of the pupils to whom the Iowa test was administered in each of the
2following categories and shall post the results of the determination under this
3subdivision on the Internet site of the private school, or, if the private school does not
4maintain an Internet site, on the Internet site of the religious entity that operates
5or oversees the private school, and shall provide a written copy of the results of this
6determination, reported by class and grade when possible, to the department and to
7the parent or guardian of each such pupil:
(e) 1. a. Reading, including vocabulary and reading comprehension.
b. Language, including spelling, capitalization, punctuation, usage, and 11
c. Math, including concepts, estimations, problem solving, data interpretation, 13
d. Social studies.
e. Sources of information, including maps, diagrams, and reference materials.
f. Composite totals.
(e) 2. The department shall post the information received from a 19
private school that administers the Iowa exam, as provided under subd. 1., on the 20
department's Internet site.
(am) 4. The private school has violated s. 100.18 (1).
(d) The state superintendent may withhold payment from a private 2
school under subs. (4) and (4m) if the private school violates this section or s. 118.125
(c) Develop a format for private schools participating in the 6
program under this section to electronically transmit scores from the Iowa test when 7
that test is administered by a participating private school.
(d) Using the information reported to the department as required under sub. 9
(6m) (b) 3. and 5., annually, by October 1, prepare a report card for each private school 10
participating in the program under this section and post the report cards on the 11
department's Internet site.