In October, the North Carolina State Board of Education approved a change in policy for the determination of the overall educator effectiveness status for both administrators and teachers. The three categories of effectiveness are effective, highly effective, or in need of improvement. The change is as follows:
For principals and assistant principals with educator effectiveness school-wide growth values for 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015, the two strongest years of growth data will be used to determine the overall effectiveness status. This is also the same for teachers with individual growth values.
The change is from the original policy which stated a three-year average of school-wide growth values would determine the overall status, including the same school years previously mentioned.
Beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, the policy will return to the requirement of using the three-year average, rather than the two strongest years of growth data.
The courses included for principals and assistant principals for growth-values are:
EOC: Algebra I (now called Math I), Biology, English II
CTE: Allied Health Sciences I, Biomedical Technology, Career Management, Drafting I, Drafting II - Architectural, Drafting II - Engineering, Foods I, Health Science II, Health Team Relations, Interior Design I, Microsoft Excel and Access, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher, Multimedia and Webpage Design, Personal Finance, Principles of Business and Finance, Sports & Entertainment Marketing II, Teen Living
NC Final Exam (formerly Common Exam): Algebra II/Integrated Math III, Chemistry, Civics and Economics, English Language Arts I, English Language Arts III, Geometry/Math II, Physical Science, Physics, US History, American History I/II, World History
To access the Educator Dashboard to view North Carolina Educator Evaluation System ratings for Standard VI or XIII, click here.
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