The department shall develop an educator effectiveness evaluation system 2
according to the following framework:
(a) Fifty percent of the total evaluation score assigned to a teacher or principal 4
shall be based upon measures of student performance, including performance on 5
state assessments, district-wide assessments, student learning objectives, 6
school-wide reading at the elementary and middle-school levels, and graduation 7
rates at the high school level.
(b) Fifty percent of the total evaluation score assigned to a teacher or principal 9
shall be based upon one of the following:
1. For a teacher, the extent to which the teacher's practice meets the core 11
teaching standards adopted by the 2011 Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support 12
2. For a principal, the extent to which the principal's practice meets the 2008 14
Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Educational Leadership Policy 15
(c) A teacher or principal evaluated under this subsection shall be placed in one 17
of multiple performance categories.
(a) The department shall promulgate by rule an equivalency process 19
aligned with the evaluation system established under sub. (2) for school districts 20
seeking to utilize an alternative process for the evaluation of teacher and principal 21
practice. The process under this subsection shall be based on the criteria established 22
in the 2011 Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium and the 2008 23
Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Educational Leadership Policy 24
Standards, and a school district that uses the process under this subsection shall 25
evaluate the performance of teachers in the following 4 domains:
1. Planning and preparation.
2. The classroom environment.
4. Professional responsibilities and development.
(b) A teacher or principal evaluated under this subsection shall be placed in one 6
of multiple performance categories.
AB558, s. 20
118.016 of the statutes is created to read:
8118.016 Assessments of reading readiness. (1)
Beginning in the 2012-13 9
school year, each school board and the governing body of each charter school 10
established under s. 118.40 (2r) shall, using the appropriate assessment of literacy 11
fundamentals selected by the department, annually assess each pupil enrolled in 12
5-year-old kindergarten in the school district or in the charter school for reading 13
readiness. If the department determines that sufficient moneys are available, the 14
school board and governing body shall also assess each pupil enrolled in 4-year-old 15
The school board of the school district or governing body of the charter 17
school in which the pupil is enrolled shall provide a pupil whose assessment under 18
sub. (1) indicates that he or she is at risk of reading difficulty with remedial reading 19
services, as described under s. 121.02 (1) (c).
AB558, s. 21
118.19 (14) of the statutes is created to read:
(a) The department may not issue an initial teaching license that 22
authorizes the holder to teach in grades kindergarten to 5 or in special education 23
unless the applicant has passed an examination that evaluates the applicant's 24
knowledge of reading development and scientifically based reading instruction; 25
integration of knowledge and understanding phonological and phonemic awareness;
concepts of print and the alphabetic principles; the role of phonics in promoting 2
reading development; word analysis skills and strategies; vocabulary development; 3
the application of reading comprehension skills and strategies to imaginative, 4
literary, informational, and expository texts; formal and informal methods of 5
assessing reading development; multiple approaches to reading instruction; 6
development of reading curricula; and the evaluation of the results of instruments 7
used to screen pupils for reading acquisition skills.
(b) Any teacher who passes the examination under par. (a) shall notify the 9
department, which shall add a notation to the teacher's license indicating that he or 10
she passed the examination.
Subchapters IV, V and VII of ch. 115, ch. 121 and ss. 66.0235 (3) (c), 14
66.0603 (1m) to (3), 115.01 (1) and (2), 115.28, 115.31, 115.33, 115.34, 115.343, 15
115.345, 115.365 (3), 115.38
, 115.445, 118.001 to 118.04, 118.045, 118.06, 16
118.07, 118.075, 118.076, 118.10, 118.12, 118.125 to 118.14, 118.145 (4), 118.15, 17
118.153, 118.16, 118.162, 118.163, 118.164, 118.18, 118.19, 118.20, 118.223, 118.225, 18
118.24 (1), (2) (c) to (f), (6), (8), and (10), 118.245, 118.255, 118.258, 118.291, 118.292, 19
118.30 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), 21
and (38), 120.14, 120.21 (3), and 120.25 are applicable to a 1st class city school district 22
AB558, s. 23
120.12 (2m) of the statutes is created to read:
120.12 (2m) Educator effectiveness.
(a) Beginning in the 2014-15 school 25
year, evaluate the effectiveness of each teacher and principal employed by the school
district using either the system established under s. 115.415 (2) or the equivalency 2
process established by rule under s. 115.415 (3).
(b) Ensure that the results of evaluations conducted under this subsection are 4
not subject to public inspection, copying, or disclosure under s. 19.35.
AB558, s. 24
121.02 (1) (c) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
(c) 3. The pupil's reading assessment under s. 118.016 indicates that 7
the pupil is at risk of reading difficulty. If this subdivision applies, the services 8
provided the pupil shall be evidence-based and shall address all areas in which the 9
pupil is deficient in a manner consistent with the state standards in reading and 10
(1) Educator effectiveness evaluation system.
Notwithstanding section 13
16.42 (1) (e) of the statutes, in submitting information under section 16.42 of the 14
statutes for purposes of the 2013-15 biennial budget bill, the department of public 15
instruction shall submit information concerning the cost of developing and 16
implementing the educator effectiveness evaluation system and equivalency process 17
under section 115.415 of the statutes, as created by this act.
(1) Transfer to governor's read to lead development fund.
There is 20
transferred 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 22
(1) Teaching license.
The treatment of section 118.19 (14) (a) of the statutes 2
first applies to an application for a teaching license received by the department of 3
public instruction on January 1, 2014.