1(2) The department shall develop an educator effectiveness evaluation system
2according to the following framework:
AB558,10,73 (a) Fifty percent of the total evaluation score assigned to a teacher or principal
4shall be based upon measures of student performance, including performance on
5state assessments, district-wide assessments, student learning objectives,
6school-wide reading at the elementary and middle-school levels, and graduation
7rates at the high school level.
AB558,10,98 (b) Fifty percent of the total evaluation score assigned to a teacher or principal
9shall be based upon one of the following:
AB558,10,1210 1. For a teacher, the extent to which the teacher's practice meets the core
11teaching standards adopted by the 2011 Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support
AB558,10,1513 2. For a principal, the extent to which the principal's practice meets the 2008
14Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Educational Leadership Policy
AB558,10,1716 (c) A teacher or principal evaluated under this subsection shall be placed in one
17of multiple performance categories.
AB558,10,25 18(3) (a) The department shall promulgate by rule an equivalency process
19aligned with the evaluation system established under sub. (2) for school districts
20seeking to utilize an alternative process for the evaluation of teacher and principal
21practice. The process under this subsection shall be based on the criteria established
22in the 2011 Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium and the 2008
23Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Educational Leadership Policy
24Standards, and a school district that uses the process under this subsection shall
25evaluate the performance of teachers in the following 4 domains:
11. Planning and preparation.
AB558,11,22 2. The classroom environment.
AB558,11,33 3. Instruction.
AB558,11,44 4. Professional responsibilities and development.
AB558,11,65 (b) A teacher or principal evaluated under this subsection shall be placed in one
6of multiple performance categories.
AB558, s. 20 7Section 20. 118.016 of the statutes is created to read:
AB558,11,15 8118.016 Assessments of reading readiness. (1) Beginning in the 2012-13
9school year, each school board and the governing body of each charter school
10established under s. 118.40 (2r) shall, using the appropriate assessment of literacy
11fundamentals selected by the department, annually assess each pupil enrolled in
125-year-old kindergarten in the school district or in the charter school for reading
13readiness. If the department determines that sufficient moneys are available, the
14school board and governing body shall also assess each pupil enrolled in 4-year-old
AB558,11,19 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 remedial reading
19services, as described under s. 121.02 (1) (c).
AB558, s. 21 20Section 21. 118.19 (14) of the statutes is created to read:
AB558,12,721 118.19 (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
23unless the applicant has passed an examination that evaluates the applicant's
24knowledge of reading development and scientifically based reading instruction;
25integration of knowledge and understanding phonological and phonemic awareness;

1concepts of print and the alphabetic principles; the role of phonics in promoting
2reading development; word analysis skills and strategies; vocabulary development;
3the application of reading comprehension skills and strategies to imaginative,
4literary, informational, and expository texts; formal and informal methods of
5assessing reading development; multiple approaches to reading instruction;
6development of reading curricula; and the evaluation of the results of instruments
7used to screen pupils for reading acquisition skills.
AB558,12,108 (b) Any teacher who passes the examination under par. (a) shall notify the
9department, which shall add a notation to the teacher's license indicating that he or
10she passed the examination.
AB558, s. 22 11Section 22. 119.04 (1) of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 85,
12is amended to read:
AB558,12,2213 119.04 (1) Subchapters IV, V and VII of ch. 115, ch. 121 and ss. 66.0235 (3) (c),
1466.0603 (1m) to (3), 115.01 (1) and (2), 115.28, 115.31, 115.33, 115.34, 115.343,
15115.345, 115.365 (3), 115.38 (2), 115.415, 115.445, 118.001 to 118.04, 118.045, 118.06,
16118.07, 118.075, 118.076, 118.10, 118.12, 118.125 to 118.14, 118.145 (4), 118.15,
17118.153, 118.16, 118.162, 118.163, 118.164, 118.18, 118.19, 118.20, 118.223, 118.225,
18118.24 (1), (2) (c) to (f), (6), (8), and (10), 118.245, 118.255, 118.258, 118.291, 118.292,
19118.30 to 118.43, 118.46, 118.51, 118.52, 118.55, 120.12 (2m), (4m), (5), and (15) to
20(27), 120.125, 120.13 (1), (2) (b) to (g), (3), (14), (17) to (19), (26), (34), (35), (37), (37m),
21and (38), 120.14, 120.21 (3), and 120.25 are applicable to a 1st class city school district
22and board.
AB558, s. 23 23Section 23. 120.12 (2m) of the statutes is created to read:
AB558,13,224 120.12 (2m) Educator effectiveness. (a) Beginning in the 2014-15 school
25year, evaluate the effectiveness of each teacher and principal employed by the school

1district using either the system established under s. 115.415 (2) or the equivalency
2process established by rule under s. 115.415 (3).
AB558,13,43 (b) Ensure that the results of evaluations conducted under this subsection are
4not subject to public inspection, copying, or disclosure under s. 19.35.
AB558, s. 24 5Section 24. 121.02 (1) (c) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
AB558,13,106 121.02 (1) (c) 3. The pupil's reading assessment under s. 118.016 indicates that
7the pupil is at risk of reading difficulty. If this subdivision applies, the services
8provided the pupil shall be evidence-based and shall address all areas in which the
9pupil is deficient in a manner consistent with the state standards in reading and
10language arts.
AB558, s. 25 11Section 25. Nonstatutory provisions.
AB558,13,1712 (1) Educator effectiveness evaluation system. Notwithstanding section
1316.42 (1) (e) of the statutes, in submitting information under section 16.42 of the
14statutes for purposes of the 2013-15 biennial budget bill, the department of public
15instruction shall submit information concerning the cost of developing and
16implementing the educator effectiveness evaluation system and equivalency process
17under section 115.415 of the statutes, as created by this act.
AB558, s. 26 18Section 26. Fiscal changes.
AB558,13,2219 (1) Transfer to governor's read to lead development fund. There is
20transferred from the general fund to the governor's read to lead development fund
21$400,000 in the first fiscal year of the fiscal biennium in which this subsection takes
AB558, s. 27 23Section 27. Initial applicability.
1(1) Teaching license. The treatment of section 118.19 (14) (a) of the statutes
2first applies to an application for a teaching license received by the department of
3public instruction on January 1, 2014.
AB558,14,44 (End)