A.10475. State assessments and teacher evaluations.

New York Assembly
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MILLER MG, ROSENTHAL D, ROSENTHAL L

Summary

                    AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to state assessments  and   teacher evaluations;  and  to  amend  chapter 56 of the laws of 2014, amending the education law relating  to  providing  that  standardized   test  scores shall not be included on a student's permanent record, in   relation to making certain provisions permanent.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Section 3012-d of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 16 to read as follows:
                
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                      16. A. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, RULE OR  REGULATION TO  THE  CONTRARY,  THE GRADES THREE THROUGH EIGHT ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND MATHEMATICS STATE ASSESSMENTS AND ALL OTHER STATE-CREATED OR  ADMIN- ISTERED  TESTS  SHALL  NOT  BE  REQUIRED TO BE UTILIZED IN ANY MANNER TO DETERMINE A TEACHER OR PRINCIPAL EVALUATION REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION.

  B. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND  REGULATIONS  PROVIDING ALTERNATIVE  ASSESSMENTS  THAT MAY BE USED IN GRADES THREE THROUGH EIGHT INSTEAD OF ALL OTHER STATE-CREATED OR ADMINISTERED  TESTS,  WHICH  SHALL INCLUDE  ALL  OF  THE ASSESSMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE COMMIS- SIONER FOR USE IN DETERMINING TRANSITION SCORES AND RATINGS.

  C. THE SELECTION AND USE OF AN ASSESSMENT IN A TEACHER OR  PRINCIPAL'S EVALUATION PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPHS A AND B OF THIS SUBDIVISION AND SUBDI- VISION  FOUR  OF  THIS SECTION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FOURTEEN OF THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW.

  D. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF SUBDIVISION TWELVE OF THIS SECTION TO THE CONTRARY, NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO  ABROGATE ANY  CONFLICTING  PROVISIONS  OF  ANY COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT IN EFFECT ON THE DATE THIS SUBDIVISION TAKES EFFECT  AND  UNTIL  THE  ENTRY INTO A SUCCESSOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT, PROVIDED THAT NOTWITH- STANDING  ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, UPON EXPIRATION OF SUCH TERM AND THE ENTRY INTO A SUCCESSOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL APPLY; AND,  PROVIDED  FURTHER, HOWEVER,  THAT ANY ASSESSMENTS USED IN DETERMINING TRANSITION SCORES AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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RATINGS SHALL BE USED IN DETERMINING SCORES AND RATINGS PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION INSTEAD OF THE GRADES THREE THROUGH EIGHT ENGLISH LANGUAGE  ARTS AND  MATHEMATICS  STATE  ASSESSMENTS  UNTIL  THE  ENTRY INTO A SUCCESSOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT.

  S  2. Subparagraphs 1 and 2 of paragraph a of subdivision 4 of section 3012-d of the education law, subparagraph 1 as amended by section  3  of subpart C of part B of chapter 20 of the laws of 2015 and subparagraph 2 as  added by section 2 of subpart E of part EE of chapter 56 of the laws of 2015, are amended to read as follows:

  (1) For the first subcomponent, [(A) for a teacher whose  course  ends in  a state-created or administered test for which there is a state-pro- vided growth model, such teacher  shall  have  a  state-provided  growth score  based  on such model, which shall take into consideration certain student characteristics, as determined by  the  commissioner,  including but not limited to students with disabilities, poverty, English language learner  status  and  prior  academic  history  and which shall identify educators whose students' growth is well above  or  well  below  average compared  to  similar  students  for a teacher's or principal's students after the certain student characteristics above are taken into  account; and  (B)  for  a teacher whose course does not end in a state-created or administered test such teacher] A TEACHER shall have a student  learning objective  (SLO)  consistent  with  a goal-setting process determined or developed by the commissioner, that results in a student  growth  score; provided  that,  for any teacher whose course ends in a state-created or administered assessment [for which there  is  no  state-provided  growth model],  such assessment [must] MAY be used as the underlying assessment for such SLO;   (2) For the optional  second  subcomponent,  a  district  may  locally select  a  second  measure  in  accordance  with this subparagraph. Such second measure shall apply in a consistent manner, to the extent practi- cable, across the district and be either: (A) [a  second  state-provided growth  score]  BASED  on  a  state-created  or administered test [under clause (A) of subparagraph one of this  paragraph],  or  (B)  [a  growth score]  based  on  a state-designed supplemental assessment[, calculated using a state-provided or approved growth model].  The  optional  second subcomponent shall provide options for multiple assessment measures that are  aligned  to  existing  classroom and school best practices and take into consideration the recommendations in the testing  reduction  report as  required  by  section  one  of subpart F of [the chapter] PART EE OF CHAPTER FIFTY-SIX of the laws of two thousand fifteen which  added  this section regarding the reduction of unnecessary additional testing.

  S 3. Subdivision 5 of section 3012-d of the education law, as added by section  2 of subpart E of part EE of chapter 56 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read as follows:

  5. Rating determination. The overall  rating  determination  shall  be determined [according to a methodology] as follows:

  a. [The following rules shall apply: a teacher or principal who is (1) rated  using  two  subcomponents in the student performance category and receives a rating of ineffective in such category shall be  rated  inef- fective  overall;  provided,  however,  that  if the measure used in the second subcomponent is a state-provided growth score on a  state-created or administered test pursuant to clause (A) of subparagraph one of para- graph  a of subdivision four of this section, a teacher or principal who receives a rating of ineffective in such category shall not be  eligible to  receive a rating of effective or highly effective overall; (2) rated using only the state measure subcomponent  in  the  student  performance

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category and receives a rating of ineffective in such category shall not be  eligible  to receive a rating of effective or highly effective over- all; and (3) rated ineffective  in  the  teacher  observations  category shall  not be eligible to receive a rating of effective or highly effec- tive overall.

  b. Except as otherwise provided in paragraph a of this subdivision,  a teacher's composite score shall be determined as follows:

  (1)]  If  a teacher receives an H in the teacher observation category, and an H in the student performance category,  the  teacher's  composite score shall be H;   [(2)] B. If a teacher receives an H in the teacher observation catego- ry,  and an E in the student performance category, the teacher's compos- ite score shall be H;   [(3)] C. If a teacher receives an H in the teacher observation catego- ry, and a D in the student performance category, the teacher's composite score shall be E;   [(4)] D. If a teacher receives an H in the teacher observation catego- ry, and an I in the student performance category, the teacher's  compos- ite score shall be D;   [(5)] E. If a teacher receives an E in the teacher observation catego- ry,  and an H in the student performance category, the teacher's compos- ite score shall be H;   [(6)] F. If a teacher receives an E in the teacher observation catego- ry, and an E in the student performance category, the teacher's  compos- ite score shall be E;   [(7)] G. If a teacher receives an E in the teacher observation catego- ry, and a D in the student performance category, the teacher's composite score shall be E;   [(8)] H. If a teacher receives an E in the teacher observation catego- ry,  and an I in the student performance category, the teacher's compos- ite score shall be D;   [(9)] I. If a teacher receives a D in the teacher observation  catego- ry,  and an H in the student performance category, the teacher's compos- ite score shall be E;   [(10)] J. If a teacher receives a D in the teacher observation catego- ry, and an E in the student performance category, the teacher's  compos- ite score shall be E;   [(11)] K. If a teacher receives a D in the teacher observation catego- ry, and a D in the student performance category, the teacher's composite score shall be D;   [(12)] L. If a teacher receives a D in the teacher observation catego- ry,  and an I in the student performance category, the teacher's compos- ite score shall be I;   [(13)] M. If a teacher receives an I in the teacher observation  cate- gory,  and  an  H  in  the  student  performance category, the teacher's composite score shall be D;   [(14)] N. If a teacher receives an I in the teacher observation  cate- gory,  and  an  E  in  the  student  performance category, the teacher's composite score shall be D;   [(15)] O. If a teacher receives an I in the teacher observation  cate- gory, and a D in the student performance category, the teacher's compos- ite score shall be I;   [(16)]  P. If a teacher receives an I in the teacher observation cate- gory, and an I  in  the  student  performance  category,  the  teacher's composite score shall be I.

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  S 4. Subdivision 7 of section 3012-d of the education law, as added by section  2 of subpart E of part EE of chapter 56 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read as follows:

  7. The commissioner shall ensure that the process by which weights and scoring ranges are assigned to subcomponents and categories is transpar- ent  and  available  to  those  being rated before the beginning of each school year. Such process must ensure that it is possible for a  teacher or  principal  to  obtain any number of points in the applicable scoring ranges,  including  zero,  in  each  subcomponent.  The  superintendent, district  superintendent  or  chancellor  and  the representative of the collective bargaining unit (where  one  exists)  shall  certify  in  the district's  plan that the evaluation process shall use the standards for the scoring ranges provided by the commissioner.    [Provided,  however, that in any event, the following rules shall apply: a teacher or princi- pal who is:

  a.  rated  using two subcomponents in the student performance category and receives a rating of ineffective in such  category  shall  be  rated ineffective  overall,  except  that  if  the  measure used in the second subcomponent is a second state-provided growth score on a state-adminis- tered or sponsored test pursuant to clause (A) of  subparagraph  one  of paragraph  a of subdivision four of this section, a teacher or principal that receives a rating of ineffective in  such  category  shall  not  be eligible to receive a rating of effective or highly effective overall;   b.  rated  using  only  the  state measure subcomponent in the student performance category and receives a rating of ineffective in such  cate- gory  shall  not  be eligible to receive a rating of effective or highly effective overall; and   c. rated ineffective in the observations category shall not be  eligi- ble to receive a rating of effective or highly effective overall.]   S  5.  Subdivision 10 of section 3012-d of the education law, as added by section 2 of subpart E of part EE of chapter 56 of the laws of  2015, is amended to read as follows:

  10.  The  local  collective  bargaining representative shall negotiate with the district:

  a. whether to use a second measure, and, in the event  that  a  second measure  is  used, which measure to use, pursuant to subparagraph two of paragraph a of subdivision four of this section [and];   b. how to implement the provisions of paragraph b of subdivision  four of  this  section,  and  associated  regulations  as  established by the commissioner, in accordance with article fourteen of the  civil  service law; AND   C.  THE SELECTION AND USE OF AN ASSESSMENT IN A TEACHER OR PRINCIPAL'S EVALUATION PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION AND PARAGRAPHS A AND B OF SUBDIVISION SIXTEEN OF THIS SECTION.

  S 6. Section 2 of subpart B of part AA of chapter 56 of  the  laws  of 2014  amending the education law relating to providing that standardized test scores shall not be included on a student's  permanent  record,  as amended  by section 35 of part CCC of chapter 59 of the laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows:

  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately [and shall expire  and  be deemed repealed on December 31, 2019].

  S 7. This act shall take effect immediately.
                

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