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SB461-SSA1,6,1915 (a) The department shall, in consultation with the governor's office, the
16chairpersons of the committees in the assembly and senate whose subject matter is
17elementary and secondary education and ranking members of those committees, the
18Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, and the Wisconsin
19Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, do all of the following:
SB461-SSA1,6,2420 1. Determine how the performance of recent graduates of teacher preparatory
21programs described in s. 115.28 (7) (a) and located in this state and teacher education
22programs described in sub. 115.28 (7) (e) 2. and located in this state will be used to
23evaluate the teacher preparatory and education programs, including by defining
24"recent graduate" and identifying measures of performance.
12. Determine how the measures of performance of recent graduates identified
2as required under subd. 1. will be made accessible to the public.
SB461-SSA1,7,53 3. Develop a system to publicly report the measures of performance identified
4as required under subd. 1. for each teacher preparatory and education program
5identified in subd. 1.
SB461-SSA1,7,106 (b) Beginning in the 2013-14 school year, the department shall use the system
7developed under par. (a) 3. to annually report for each program identified in par. (a)
81. the passage rate on first attempt of students and graduates of the program on
9examinations administered for licensure under s. 115.28 (7) and any other
10information required to be reported under par. (a) 1.
SB461-SSA1,7,1611 (c) Beginning in the 2013-14 school year, each teacher preparatory and
12education program shall prominently display and annually update the rate of
13passage of recent graduates of the program on examinations administered for
14licensure under s. 115.28 (7) and any other information required to be reported under
15par. (a) 1. on the program's Web site and provide this information to persons receiving
16admissions materials to the program.
SB461-SSA1, s. 18 17Section 18. 115.28 (12) (ag) of the statutes is created to read:
SB461-SSA1,7,2318 115.28 (12) (ag) Beginning in the 2012-13 school year, each school district
19using the system under par. (a) shall include in the system the following information
20for each teacher teaching in the school district who graduated from a teacher
21preparatory program described in sub. (7) (a) and located in this state or from a
22teacher education program described in sub. (7) (e) 2. and located in this state on or
23after January 1, 2012:
SB461-SSA1,7,2524 1. The name of the teacher preparatory program or teacher education program
25the teacher attended and from which the teacher graduated.
12. The term or semester and year in which the teacher graduated from the
2program described in subd. 1.
SB461-SSA1, s. 19 3Section 19. 115.415 of the statutes is created to read:
SB461-SSA1,8,11 4115.415 Educator effectiveness. (1) The department shall develop an
5educator effectiveness evaluation system and an equivalency process aligned with
6the department's evaluation system for the evaluation of teachers and principals of
7public schools, including teachers and principals of a charter school established
8under s. 118.40 (2r), as provided in this section. Each school board and the governing
9body of each charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) shall evaluate teachers
10and principals in the school district or charter school beginning in the 2014-15 school
SB461-SSA1,8,13 12(2) The department shall develop an educator effectiveness evaluation system
13according to the following framework:
SB461-SSA1,8,1814 (a) Fifty percent of the total evaluation score assigned to a teacher or principal
15shall be based upon measures of student performance, including performance on
16state assessments, district-wide assessments, student learning objectives,
17school-wide reading at the elementary and middle-school levels, and graduation
18rates at the high school level.
SB461-SSA1,8,2019 (b) Fifty percent of the total evaluation score assigned to a teacher or principal
20shall be based upon one of the following:
SB461-SSA1,8,2321 1. For a teacher, the extent to which the teacher's practice meets the core
22teaching standards adopted by the 2011 Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support
12. For a principal, the extent to which the principal's practice meets the 2008
2Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Educational Leadership Policy
SB461-SSA1,9,54 (c) A teacher or principal evaluated under this subsection shall be placed in one
5of at least 4 performance categories.
SB461-SSA1,9,14 6(3) (a) The department shall promulgate by rule an equivalency process
7aligned with the evaluation system established under sub. (2) for a school district or
8a charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) seeking to utilize an alternative
9process for the evaluation of teacher and principal practice. The process under this
10subsection shall be based on the criteria established in the 2011 Interstate Teacher
11Assessment and Support Consortium and the 2008 Interstate School Leaders
12Licensure Consortium Educational Leadership Policy Standards, and a school
13district or charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) that uses the process under
14this subsection shall evaluate the performance of teachers in the following domains:
SB461-SSA1,9,1515 1. Planning and preparation.
SB461-SSA1,9,1616 2. The classroom environment.
SB461-SSA1,9,1717 3. Instruction.
SB461-SSA1,9,1818 4. Professional responsibilities and development.
SB461-SSA1,9,2019 (b) A teacher or principal evaluated under this subsection shall be placed in one
20of at least 4 performance categories.
SB461-SSA1, s. 20 21Section 20. 118.016 of the statutes is created to read:
SB461-SSA1,9,25 22118.016 Assessments of reading readiness. (1) (a) Beginning in the
232012-13 school year, each school board and the governing body of each charter school
24established under s. 118.40 (2r) shall, using the appropriate norm-referenced
25assessment of literacy fundamentals selected by the department, annually assess

1each pupil enrolled in 5-year-old kindergarten in the school district or in the charter
2school for reading readiness. The department shall ensure that the assessment
3evaluates whether a pupil possesses phonemic awareness, rapid naming, and letter
4sound knowledge.
SB461-SSA1,10,75 (b) If the department determines that sufficient moneys are available, the
6school board and governing body shall also assess each pupil enrolled in 4-year-old
SB461-SSA1,10,10 8(1g) (a) If a pupil is enrolled in a special education program under subch. V of
9ch. 115, the school board or operator of the charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) shall
10comply with s. 115.77 (1m) (bg).
SB461-SSA1,10,1311 (b) If a pupil's assessment indicates that he or she may have a disability, the
12pupil shall be referred to the local educational agency, as defined in s. 115.76 (10),
13in the manner described in s. 115.777 (2).
SB461-SSA1,10,15 14(1r) The school board or governing body of the charter school shall report the
15results of a pupil's assessment under sub. (1) to the pupil's parent or guardian.
SB461-SSA1,10,19 16(2) The school board of the school district or governing body of the charter
17school in which the pupil is enrolled shall provide a pupil whose assessment under
18sub. (1) indicates that he or she is at risk of reading difficulty with interventions or
19remedial reading services, as described under s. 121.02 (1) (c).
SB461-SSA1, s. 21 20Section 21. 118.19 (14) of the statutes is created to read:
SB461-SSA1,11,821 118.19 (14) (a) The department may not issue an initial teaching license that
22authorizes the holder to teach in grades kindergarten to 5 or in special education, an
23initial license as a reading teacher, or an initial license as a reading specialist, unless
24the applicant has passed an examination that evaluates the applicant's knowledge
25of reading development and scientifically based reading instruction; integration of

1knowledge and understanding phonological and phonemic awareness; concepts of
2print and the alphabetic principles; the role of phonics in promoting reading
3development; word analysis skills and strategies; vocabulary development; the
4application of reading comprehension skills and strategies to imaginative, literary,
5informational, and expository texts; formal and informal methods of assessing
6reading development; multiple approaches to reading instruction; development of
7reading curricula; and the evaluation of the results of instruments used to screen
8pupils for reading acquisition skills.
SB461-SSA1,11,129 (b) 1. Points for questions relating to phonics, phonemic awareness, and
10vocabulary shall constitute more than 50 percent of the maximum number of points
11attainable on the examination under par. (a). The passing score on the examination
12under par. (a) shall be 70.5 percent.
SB461-SSA1,11,1513 2. If the examination under par. (a) is part of a broader examination, the
14requirements in subd. 1. apply to the portion of the broader examination that is
15described in par. (a).
SB461-SSA1,11,1816 (c) Any teacher who passes the examination under par. (a) shall notify the
17department, which shall add a notation to the teacher's license indicating that he or
18she passed the examination.
SB461-SSA1, s. 22 19Section 22. 119.04 (1) of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 85,
20is amended to read:
SB461-SSA1,12,521 119.04 (1) Subchapters IV, V and VII of ch. 115, ch. 121 and ss. 66.0235 (3) (c),
2266.0603 (1m) to (3), 115.01 (1) and (2), 115.28, 115.31, 115.33, 115.34, 115.343,
23115.345, 115.365 (3), 115.38 (2), 115.415, 115.445, 118.001 to 118.04, 118.045, 118.06,
24118.07, 118.075, 118.076, 118.10, 118.12, 118.125 to 118.14, 118.145 (4), 118.15,
25118.153, 118.16, 118.162, 118.163, 118.164, 118.18, 118.19, 118.20, 118.223, 118.225,

1118.24 (1), (2) (c) to (f), (6), (8), and (10), 118.245, 118.255, 118.258, 118.291, 118.292,
2118.30 to 118.43, 118.46, 118.51, 118.52, 118.55, 120.12 (2m), (4m), (5), and (15) to
3(27), 120.125, 120.13 (1), (2) (b) to (g), (3), (14), (17) to (19), (26), (34), (35), (37), (37m),
4and (38), 120.14, 120.21 (3), and 120.25 are applicable to a 1st class city school district
5and board.
SB461-SSA1, s. 23 6Section 23. 120.12 (2m) of the statutes is created to read:
SB461-SSA1,12,107 120.12 (2m) Educator effectiveness. (a) Beginning in the 2014-15 school
8year, evaluate the effectiveness of each teacher and principal employed by the school
9district using either the system established under s. 115.415 (2) or the equivalency
10process established by rule under s. 115.415 (3).
SB461-SSA1,12,1211 (b) Ensure that the results of evaluations conducted under this subsection are
12not subject to public inspection, copying, or disclosure under s. 19.35.
SB461-SSA1, s. 24 13Section 24. 121.02 (1) (c) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB461-SSA1,12,1514 121.02 (1) (c) (intro.) Provide interventions or remedial reading services for a
15pupil in grades kindergarten to 4 if any of the following occurs:
SB461-SSA1, s. 25 16Section 25. 121.02 (1) (c) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
SB461-SSA1,12,2117 121.02 (1) (c) 3. The pupil's reading assessment under s. 118.016 indicates that
18the pupil is at risk of reading difficulty. If this subdivision applies, the interventions
19or services provided the pupil shall be scientifically based and shall address all areas
20in which the pupil is deficient in a manner consistent with the state standards in
21reading and language arts.
SB461-SSA1, s. 26 22Section 26. Nonstatutory provisions.
SB461-SSA1,13,323 (1) Educator effectiveness evaluation system. Notwithstanding section
2416.42 (1) (e) of the statutes, in submitting information under section 16.42 of the
25statutes for purposes of the 2013-15 biennial budget bill, the department of public

1instruction shall submit information concerning the cost of developing and
2implementing the educator effectiveness evaluation system and equivalency process
3under section 115.415 of the statutes, as created by this act.
SB461-SSA1,13,84 (2) Read to lead development council. Notwithstanding the length of terms
5specified in section 14.017 (5) (a) 5. of the statutes, as created by this act, 5 of the
6initial members under that section shall be appointed for 2-year terms, 6 of the
7initial members shall be appointed for 3-year terms, and 5 of the initial members
8shall be appointed for 4-year terms.
SB461-SSA1, s. 27 9Section 27. Fiscal changes.
SB461-SSA1,13,1310 (1) Transfer to governor's read to lead development fund. There is
11transferred from the general fund to the governor's read to lead development fund
12$400,000 in the first fiscal year of the fiscal biennium in which this subsection takes
SB461-SSA1, s. 28 14Section 28. Initial applicability.
SB461-SSA1,13,17 15(1) Teaching license. The treatment of section 118.19 (14) (a) of the statutes
16first applies to an application for a teaching license received by the department of
17public instruction on January 1, 2014.