October 6, 2010
REQUEST FOR SPECIFIC PROPOSALS FOR STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION ACTION AND COMMENTS RELATED TO TEACHER AND PRINCIPAL EVALUATION
At its September meeting, the State Board of Education heard testimony from the Los Angeles Unified, Fresno Unified and Long Beach Unified school districts and from various members of the public indicating a need to improve teacher and principal evaluation systems and to incorporate pupil performance data into the evaluation process. As a result, the Board adopted a resolution to:
- Commend the school board members, administrators and union leaders of the Los Angeles Unified, Fresno Unified, and Long Beach Unified school districts for their work improving teacher and principal evaluation systems, and specifically for incorporating performance data into these systems.
- Request that the presenters come back to the next board meeting to provide an update.
- Direct California Department of Education (CDE) and State Board of Education (SBE) staff to work with these districts and other stakeholders to come up with a list of specific proposals the board can act on at the next meeting to support the work these districts are doing and improve teacher and principal evaluation across the state of California.
- Direct that CDE, in collaboration with SBE staff, quickly provide information via the Web that serves as a clearing house for relevant facts, data, recommendations, and opinions regarding teacher evaluation strategies and policies from interested parties at the local, state, and national levels.
The Board will take up specific proposals to support the work of local education agencies across the state to improve teacher and principal evaluation at its meeting scheduled for November 9 and 10, 2010. To support this effort, the Board is soliciting specific proposals the Board can act on to improve teacher and principal evaluation or any other comments related to teacher and principal evaluation, between October 6, 2010, and October 15, 2010, inclusive. All written comments must be submitted to Nicolas Schweizer via facsimile at 916-319-0175; email at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed and received at the following address by close of business at 5:00 p.m. on October 15, 2010:
Nicolas Schweizer, Executive Director
State Board of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 5111
Sacramento, CA 95814
All written comments received by 5:00 p.m. on October 15, 2010, which pertain to teacher and principal evaluation will be reviewed by State Board of Education staff. Board staff may schedule follow up meetings or contact specific commenters for further information and discussion. All written comments received are subject to viewing under the Public Records Act. Thank you in advance for your assistance with this effort.