On Thursday, May 2, 2013, the State Board of Education passed policy changes to the Educator Effectiveness policy. Here are the changes that are in effect for the 2012-2013 school year:
Standard VI (Teachers):
For the 2012-13 school year, Standard Six will only be based on a teacher's individual value-added score. There will no longer be a 70% teacher-level and 30% school-level value-added mix. Through the administration of End-of-Grade, End-of-Course, Career and Technical Education Post-Assessments, and Common Exams, about 65 – 70% of North Carolina's teachers will have an individual value-added score. For the remaining teachers (for example, K-3, the Arts), the school-wide growth value-added score will determine their Standard Six ratings; however, the data will not count as "year one" of the three-year average for them. Their first year of data will be when they have data on the growth of their own students in their content area.
Standard XIII (Principal/Assistant Principals):
In the 2011-12 school year, principals and assistant principals received Standard Eight ratings based on school-wide growth scores that included the results from End-of-Grade and End-of-Course exams. For the 2012-13 school year, Standard Eight ratings will be based on school-wide growth scores that include the End-of-Grade, End-of-Course, Career and Technical Education Post-Assessments, and Common Exams. This change makes the Standard Eight rating more reflective of the growth across the entire school.
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