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115.383 115.383 Student information system.
115.383(1) (1)
115.383(1)(a)(a) Develop a proposal for a multiple-vendor student information system for the standardized collection of pupil data. The proposal shall allow schools and school districts to use their vendor of choice and include reporting requirements that can reasonably be met by multiple vendors. The state superintendent may not establish a student information system unless the proposal is approved by the joint committee on finance under par. (b).
115.383(1)(b) (b) Submit the proposal to the joint committee on finance for its approval, disapproval, or modification. If the joint committee on finance approves the proposal, or modifies and approves the proposal, the state superintendent shall implement the proposal and the joint committee on finance may release to the state superintendent funds from the appropriation under s. 20.865 (4) (a) for the purpose of paying the costs incurred by schools and school districts to meet the proposal's reporting requirements.
115.383(1)(c) (c) If the proposal is approved under par. (b), the state superintendent shall ensure that information about pupils enrolled in charter schools and about pupils enrolled in private schools participating in a parental choice program under s. 118.60 or 119.23, including their academic performance and demographic information, aggregated by school district, school, and teacher, is collected and maintained in the student information system.
115.383(2) (2) If the student information system is established under sub. (1), each school district, charter school, and private school using the system under sub. (1) shall include in the system the following information for each teacher teaching in the school district or school who completed a teacher education program described in s. 115.28 (7) (a) or (e) 2. and located in this state on or after January 1, 2012, or, for each teacher teaching in a private school participating in a parental choice program under s. 118.60 or 119.23, who obtained a bachelor's degree from an institution located in this state on or after July 1, 2010:
115.383(2)(a) (a) The name of the teacher education program the teacher attended and completed or the name of the institution from which the teacher obtained a bachelor's degree.
115.383(2)(b) (b) The term or semester and year in which the teacher completed the teacher education program or obtained a bachelor's degree.
115.383(3) (3)
115.383(3)(a)(a) If the student information system is established under sub. (1), the state superintendent shall ensure that within 5 years of the establishment of the system, every school district and every charter school, other than a charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r), is using the system.
115.383(3)(b) (b) Beginning in the 2015-16 school year, the state superintendent shall ensure that every charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) and every private school participating in a parental choice program under s. 118.60 or 119.23 is either using the system under sub. (1) or is using a system that is commercially available and able to obtain pupil identification numbers under sub. (5).
115.383(3)(c) (c) If the student information system is established under sub. (1), the state superintendent may promulgate rules authorizing the department to charge a fee to any person that uses the system. All fees shall be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.255 (1) (he).
115.383(4) (4) A private school participating in a parental choice program under s. 118.60 or 119.23 is not required to include information about pupils who are not attending the private school under s. 118.60 or 119.23 in the system it is using under sub. (3).
115.383(5) (5) The state superintendent shall assign to each pupil attending a public school or charter school, and to each pupil attending a private school under s. 118.60 or 119.23, a unique identification number for use in the student information system. The state superintendent shall not assign to any pupil an identification number that is identical to or incorporates the pupil's social security number or that uses any other personally identifying information.
115.383 History History: 2013 a. 256 ss. 3 to 9.
115.385 115.385 School and school district accountability report.
115.385(1)(1) Annually by September, the department shall publish a school and school district accountability report that includes all of the following components:
115.385(1)(a) (a) Multiple measures to determine a school's performance or a school district's improvement, including all of the following:
115.385(1)(a)1. 1. Pupil achievement and growth in reading and mathematics.
115.385(1)(a)2. 2. Measures of college and career readiness for high school pupils and measures indicative of being on track for college and career readiness in the elementary grades.
115.385(1)(a)3. 3. Gaps in pupil achievement and rates of graduation, categorized by race, English language proficiency, disability, and income level.
115.385(1)(b) (b) An index system to identify a school's level of performance and annually place each school into one of 5 performance categories.
115.385(2) (2) Beginning one year after a charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or a private school participating in a parental choice program under s. 118.60 or 119.23 begins using the student information system under s. 115.28 (12) (b) [s. 115.383 (3)], or begins using a system that is interoperable with that system, the department shall include the school in its annual school accountability report under sub. (1).
115.385 Note NOTE: The correct cross-reference is shown in brackets. Corrective legislation is pending.
115.385 History History: 2013 a. 20.
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) 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 school board and the governing body 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(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 body of a charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) 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) 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) 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 body of a charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) 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.
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 are eligible for a free or reduced-price lunch under 42 USC 1758 (b).
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.
115.43(1) (1) Definition. In this section, " economically disadvantaged pupil" means a pupil who is eligible for a free or reduced-price lunch under 42 USC 1758 (b).
115.43(2) (2)Scholarships. The state superintendent shall:
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)