115.385(1)(b)2. 2. “Four stars out of 5 — Exceeds Expectations."
115.385(1)(b)3. 3. “Three stars out of 5 — Meets Expectations."
115.385(1)(b)4. 4. “Two stars out of 5 — Meets Few Expectations."
115.385(1)(b)5. 5. “One star out of 5 — Fails to Meet Expectations."
115.385(1)(c) (c) A qualitative definition for each of the 5 performance categories in par. (b).
115.385(1)(d) (d) For a school district and for each high school in that school district, all of the following information:
115.385(1)(d)1. 1. The number and percentage of pupils participating in the program under s. 118.55.
115.385(1)(d)2. 2. The number and percentage of pupils participating in a youth apprenticeship under s. 106.13.
115.385(1)(d)3. 3. The number of community service hours provided by pupils.
115.385(1)(d)4. 4. The number of advanced placement courses offered to and the number of advanced placement credits earned by pupils.
115.385(1)(d)5. 5. The number of pupils earning industry-recognized credentials through a technical education program established by a school board as described in s. 118.33 (1) (g) 1. c.
115.385(1g) (1g)For purposes of determining a school's performance or a school district's improvement under sub. (1) all of the following apply:
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 3.33 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(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 or part-time open enrollment in a nonresident school district, the early college credit program, 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, 195, 212; 2017 a. 59, 209, 365; 2017 a. 366 s. 99.
115.387 115.387 School performance improvement grants.
115.387(1)(1)In this section:
115.387(1)(a) (a) “Accountability report” means the school and school district accountability report published under s. 115.385.
115.387(1)(b) (b) “Eligible school” means any of the following that is located within the geographical boundaries of an eligible school district:
115.387(1)(b)1. 1. A public school that is under the control of a school board, including a charter school under contract with the school board.
115.387(1)(b)2. 2. A charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x).
115.387(1)(b)3. 3. A private school participating in the program under s. 118.60 or 119.23.
115.387(1)(c) (c) “Eligible school district” means any of the following:
115.387(1)(c)1. 1. A school district that was placed in the lowest performance category on the accountability report in the previous school year.
115.387(1)(c)2. 2. A 1st class city school district.
115.387(1)(d)1.1. For purposes of a public school that is under the control of a school board, “number of pupils enrolled” has the meaning given in s. 115.437 (1).
115.387(1)(d)2. 2. For purposes of a charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x), “number of pupils enrolled” means the number of pupils attending the charter school.
115.387(1)(d)3. 3. For purposes of a private school participating in the program under s. 118.60 or 119.23, “number of pupils enrolled” means the number of pupils attending the private school under the program under s. 118.60 or 119.23.
115.387(2) (2)Beginning in the 2018-19 school year and in each school year thereafter, subject to sub. (4), the department shall award a grant in an amount determined under sub. (3) to each eligible school that satisfies all of the following:
115.387(2)(a) (a) The eligible school develops a written school improvement plan to improve pupil performance in math and reading.
115.387(2)(b) (b) If the eligible school received a grant under this section in the previous school year, the numerical score that was the basis for the eligible school's performance category on the accountability report in the previous school year was greater than the numerical score that was the basis for the eligible school's performance category on the accountability report in the school year preceding the previous school year.
115.387(3) (3)The department shall calculate the amount of an eligible school's grant under sub. (2) as follows:
115.387(3)(a) (a) Determine the total number of pupils enrolled in all eligible schools that are entitled to a grant under this section in the current school year.
115.387(3)(b) (b) Divide the amount appropriated under s. 20.255 (2) (dg) for the current school year by the number of pupils determined under par. (a).
115.387(3)(c) (c) Multiply the quotient determined in par. (b) by the number of pupils enrolled in the eligible school in the current school year.
115.387(4) (4)In each school year, the department may not award a grant under sub. (2) before the department of administration approves the per pupil amount calculated under sub. (3) (b) for that school year.
115.387(5) (5)A school board shall distribute funds it receives under this section to the school administrator of the eligible school that earned the award under this section.
115.387 History History: 2017 a. 59.
115.405 115.405 Grant program for peer review and mentoring.
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 percent 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)(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 Note NOTE: Section PI 34.19, Wis. Adm. Code, no longer exists. Chapter PI 34, Wis. Adm. Code, was repealed and recreated in its entirety effective 8-1-18.
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. If the person was evaluated under s. 115.415 in the previous school year, the person was placed in the “effective" or “highly effective" performance category 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).
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 7 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on July 1, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 1, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-1-19)