115.385(1g)(a)3. 3. A pupil, other than a pupil enrolled in the 9th grade, who was enrolled in the school or school district for less than one year prior to taking the pupil examination.
115.385(1g)(b)1.1. Subject to subd. 2., if the department uses pupil examination scores to determine a school's performance or a school district's improvement, the department shall account for the length of time a pupil was enrolled in the school or school district prior to taking the pupil examination by weighting pupil examination scores as follows:
115.385(1g)(b)1.a. a. For a pupil who was enrolled in the school or school district for at least one year but less than 2 years prior to taking the pupil examination, multiply by 1.
115.385(1g)(b)1.b. b. For a pupil who was enrolled in the school or school district for at least 2 years but less than 3 years prior to taking the pupil examination, multiply by 2.
115.385(1g)(b)1.c. c. For a pupil who was enrolled in the school or school district for more than 3 years prior to taking the pupil examination, multiply by 3.
115.385(1g)(b)2. 2. The department may not, for purposes of determining a school's performance, account for the length of time a 9th grade pupil was enrolled in the school.
115.385(1g)(c) (c) The department shall consider the impact of poverty on pupil achievement and growth by adjusting the importance given to the measures under sub. (1) (a) 1. and 1m. based on the percentage of pupils in the school or school district who are economically disadvantaged. In this paragraph, an economically disadvantaged pupil is a pupil that satisfies either the income eligibility criteria for a free or reduced-price lunch under 42 USC 1758 (b) (1) or other measures of poverty, as determined by the department. Of the total weight the department allocates to the measures under sub. (1) (a) 1. and 1m. for the purpose of determining a school's performance or a school district's improvement, the department shall do as follows:
115.385(1g)(c)1. 1. If 5 percent or less of the school or school district membership is comprised of economically disadvantaged pupils, weight the measure under sub. (1) (a) 1. at 90 percent and the measure under sub. (1) (a) 1m. at 10 percent.
115.385(1g)(c)2. 2. If 65 percent or more of the school or school district membership is comprised of economically disadvantaged pupils, weight the measure under sub. (1) (a) 1. at 10 percent and the measure under sub. (1) (a) 1m. at 90 percent.
115.385(1g)(c)3. 3. If the percentage of economically disadvantaged pupils in the school or school district membership is more than 5 percent but less than 65 percent, the department shall determine the weight of the measures under sub. (1) (a) 1m. as follows:
115.385(1g)(c)3.a. a. Divide 80 by 60.
115.385(1g)(c)3.b. b. Multiply the quotient determined under subd. 3. a. by the percentage of economically disadvantaged pupils in the school or school district membership.
115.385(1g)(c)3.c. c. Add 3.35 to the result under subd. 3. b.
115.385(1g)(c)4. 4. If the percentage of economically disadvantaged pupils in the school or school district membership is more than 5 percent but less than 65 percent, the department shall determine the weight of the measures under sub. (1) (a) 1. by subtracting the weight given to the measures under sub. (1) (a) 1m. as determined under subd. 3. from 100.
115.385(1g)(d) (d) For purposes of measuring a school district's improvement, the department may not include data derived from a virtual charter school that is considered to be located in the school district under s. 118.51 (18) if at least 50 percent of the pupils attending the virtual charter school are attending under s. 118.51.
115.385 Note NOTE: Sub. (1g) was created as sub. (1m) by 2015 Wis. Act 55 and renumbered to sub. (1g) by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (1) (bm) 2.
115.385(1m) (1m) The department may not publish an accountability report for the 2014-15 school year.
115.385(2) (2) Beginning with the accountability report published for the 2015-16 school year, the department shall include in its annual school accountability report under sub. (1) charter schools established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x) and private schools participating in a parental choice program under s. 118.60 or 119.23. The department shall use the same criteria to measure the performance of all schools included in the annual school accountability report.
115.385(3) (3) On an accountability report published for a private school participating in a program under s. 118.60 or 119.23, the department shall specify the percentage of pupils attending the private school under the program and comply with one of the following:
115.385(3)(a) (a) For a private school that submits achievement data only for those pupils attending the private school under the program, assign to the private school a performance category derived from data about those pupils attending the private school under the program.
115.385(3)(b) (b) For a private school that submits achievement data for those pupils attending the private school under s. 118.60 or 119.23 and achievement data for all other pupils attending the private school, assign to the private school a performance category derived from data about pupils attending the school under s. 118.60 or 119.23 and identify the performance category as the choice pupil performance category. The department shall also assign a 2nd performance category, derived from data about all pupils attending the private school including pupils attending the private school under s. 118.60 or 119.23, as the private school performance category.
115.385(4) (4) Annually, each public school, including a charter school, and each private school participating in a parental choice program under s. 118.60 or 119.23 shall provide a copy of the school's accountability report to the parent or guardian of each pupil enrolled in or attending the school. Each school shall simultaneously provide to the parent or guardian of each pupil enrolled in the school a list of the educational options available to children who reside in the pupil's resident school district, including public schools, private schools participating in a parental choice program, charter schools, virtual schools, full-time open enrollment, youth options, course options, and options for pupils enrolled in a home-based private educational program.
115.385(5) (5) Beginning in the 2017-18 school year and biennially thereafter, the appropriate standing committee of each house of the legislature shall conduct a review of school and school district accountability reports published under this section.
115.385 History History: 2013 a. 20; 2015 a. 20, 55; s. 13.92 (1) (bm).
115.405 115.405 Grant program for peer review and mentoring.
115.405(1)(1)
115.405(1)(a)(a) A cooperative educational service agency or a consortium consisting of 2 or more school districts or cooperative educational service agencies, or a combination thereof, may apply to the department for a grant to provide technical assistance and training for teachers who are licensed or have been issued a permit under ss. 115.28 (7) and 118.192 to implement peer review and mentoring programs. An applicant for a grant under this subsection shall submit to the department a plan identifying the school districts and cooperative educational service agencies that will participate in the peer review and mentoring program and describing how the grant funds will be allocated. As a condition of receiving a grant under this subsection, a cooperative educational service agency or a consortium shall provide matching funds in an amount equal to at least 20% of the amount of the grant awarded. The matching funds may be in the form of money or in-kind services or both.
115.405(1)(b) (b) The department shall award grants under par. (a) from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (fk). The department may not award more than $25,000 to an applicant in a fiscal year.
115.405(3) (3) The department shall promulgate rules to implement and administer this section.
115.405 History History: 1997 a. 237; 2005 a. 25; 2011 a. 32.
115.405 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. PI 38, Wis. adm. code.
115.41 115.41 Teacher improvement program. The state superintendent shall operate a program to provide prospective teachers with one-semester internships under the supervision of licensed teachers. The program may also fund in-service activities and professional staff development research projects. The state superintendent shall charge school districts fees for participation in the program. Program costs shall be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.255 (1) (hg).
115.41 History History: 1987 a. 27; 1995 a. 27 s. 9145 (1); 1997 a. 27.
115.415 115.415 Educator effectiveness.
115.415(1) (1)
115.415(1)(a) (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) or (2x), as provided in this section. Subject to par. (b), each school board and the operator of each charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x) shall evaluate teachers and principals in the school district or charter school beginning in the 2014-15 school year.
115.415(1)(b) (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.
115.415(2) (2) The department shall develop an educator effectiveness evaluation system according to the following framework, and may charge a fee to a school district and the governing board of a charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x) to use the system developed under this subsection:
115.415(2)(a) (a) Fifty percent of the total evaluation score assigned to a teacher or principal shall be based upon measures of student performance, including performance on state assessments, district-wide assessments, student learning objectives, school-wide reading at the elementary and middle-school levels, and graduation rates at the high school level.
115.415(2)(b) (b) Fifty percent of the total evaluation score assigned to a teacher or principal shall be based upon one of the following:
115.415(2)(b)1. 1. For a teacher, the extent to which the teacher's practice meets the core teaching standards adopted by the 2011 Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium.
115.415(2)(b)2. 2. For a principal, the extent to which the principal's practice meets the 2008 Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Educational Leadership Policy Standards.
115.415(2)(c) (c) A teacher or principal evaluated under this subsection shall be placed in one of multiple performance categories.
115.415(3) (3)
115.415(3)(a)(a) The department shall promulgate by rule an equivalency process aligned with the evaluation system established under sub. (2) for a school district, a charter school under contract with a school board that is not an instrumentality of the school district, or a charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x) seeking to utilize an alternative process for the evaluation of teacher and principal practice. The process under this subsection shall be based on the criteria established in the 2011 Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium and the 2008 Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Educational Leadership Policy Standards, and a school district, charter school under contract with a school board that is not an instrumentality of the school district, or charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x) that uses the process under this subsection shall evaluate the performance of teachers in the following domains:
115.415(3)(a)1. 1. Planning and preparation.
115.415(3)(a)2. 2. The classroom environment.
115.415(3)(a)3. 3. Instruction.
115.415(3)(a)4. 4. Professional responsibilities and development.
115.415(3)(b) (b) A teacher or principal evaluated under this subsection shall be placed in one of multiple performance categories.
115.415(4) (4) From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (ek), the department may award grants to school districts and the governing board of a charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x) to implement an educator effectiveness evaluation system developed under sub. (2) or an equivalency process established by rule under sub. (3).
115.415 History History: 2011 a. 166; 2013 a. 20, 258; 2015 a. 20, 55.
115.42 115.42 Grants for national teacher certification or master educator licensure.
115.42(1) (1)
115.42(1)(a)(a) The department shall award a grant to any person who satisfies all of the following requirements:
115.42(1)(a)1. 1. The person is certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards or licensed by the department as a master educator under s. PI 34.19, Wis. Adm. Code.
115.42(1)(a)2. 2. The person is licensed as a teacher by the state superintendent or employed as a teacher in a private school or tribal school located in this state.
115.42(1)(a)4. 4. The person is employed as a teacher in this state.
115.42(1)(a)5. 5. The person has a rating of "effective" or "highly effective" in the applicable educator effectiveness system, as determined by the department.
115.42(1)(b) (b) The grant under this subsection shall be an amount equal to the costs of obtaining certification or licensure under par. (a) 1. that are borne by the person, not to exceed $2,000. The department shall award the grant under this subsection in the first school year in which the person meets the requirements under par. (a).
115.42(2) (2)
115.42(2)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (c), the department shall award 9 grants of $2,500 each to each person who received a grant under sub. (1) if the person satisfies all of the following requirements:
115.42(2)(a)1. 1. The person maintains his or her national teacher certificate or master educator license.
115.42(2)(a)2. 2. The person maintains his or her license as a teacher issued by the state superintendent or remains employed in a private school or tribal school located in this state.
115.42(2)(a)4. 4. The person remains employed as a teacher in this state.
115.42(2)(bL) (bL) The department shall award the grants under this subsection annually, one grant in each of the school years following the school year in which the grant under sub. (1) was awarded and in which the person satisfies the requirements under par. (a).
115.42(2)(c) (c) The amount of each grant under par. (a) shall be $5,000 in any school year in which the recipient is employed in a school in which at least 60 percent of the pupils enrolled satisfy the income eligibility criteria for a free or reduced-price lunch under 42 USC 1758 (b) (1).
115.42(2)(d) (d) In any of the 9 school years following the receipt of a grant under sub. (1), if the grant recipient fails to maintain a rating of "effective" or "highly effective" in the applicable educator effectiveness system, as determined by the department, he or she is not eligible for a grant under this subsection in that school year.
115.42(3) (3) The department may not require, as a condition for renewing a person's teaching license, that the person have earned continuing professional education credits or their equivalent in the 5 years immediately preceding his or her application for renewal if he or she has been initially certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards during those 5 years.
115.42(4) (4) The department shall promulgate rules to implement and administer this section, including rules relating to all of the following:
115.42(4)(a) (a) The application process, including necessary documentation.
115.42(4)(b) (b) The selection process for grant recipients.
115.42(4)(c) (c) The number of times that a teacher may be exempt from continuing professional education requirements under sub. (3).
115.42 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. PI 37, Wis. adm. code.
115.425 115.425 Professional standards council for teachers. The professional standards council for teachers shall do all of the following:
115.425(1) (1) Advise the state superintendent on standards for the licensure of teachers, including initial licensure and maintenance and renewal of licenses, to ensure the effective teaching of a relevant curriculum in Wisconsin schools.
115.425(2) (2) Propose to the state superintendent standards for evaluating and approving teacher education programs, including continuing education programs.
115.425(3) (3) Provide to the state superintendent an ongoing assessment of the complexities of teaching and the status of the teaching profession in this state.
115.425(4) (4) Propose to the state superintendent policies and practices for school boards and state and local teacher organizations to use in developing effective teaching.
115.425(5) (5) Propose to the state superintendent standards and procedures for revoking a teaching license.
115.425(6) (6) Propose to the state superintendent ways to recognize excellence in teaching, including the assessment administered by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and master educator licensure, and to assist teachers to achieve excellence in teaching.
115.425(7) (7) Propose to the state superintendent effective peer assistance and peer mentoring models, including evaluation systems, and alternative teacher dismissal procedures for consideration by school boards and labor organizations.
115.425(8) (8) Review and make recommendations regarding administrative rules proposed by the department that relate to teacher preparation, licensure and regulation.
115.425(9) (9) Propose to the state superintendent alternative procedures for the preparation and licensure of teachers.
115.425(11) (11) Report annually to the standing committees in each house of the legislature that deal with education matters on the activities and effectiveness of the council.
115.425 History History: 1997 a. 298; 1999 a. 32 s. 176.
115.43 115.43 Precollege scholarships.
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2013-14 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2015 Wis. Act 60 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before August 26, 2015. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after August 26, 2015 are designated by NOTES. (Published 8-26-15)