Lawndale ESD | BP 4115 Personnel
The Board of Trustees believes that regular and comprehensive evaluations can help instructional staff improve their teaching skills and raise students' levels of achievement. Evaluations also serve to hold staff accountable for their performance. The Superintendent or designee shall evaluate the performance of certificated staff members in accordance with law, negotiated employee contracts and Board-adopted evaluation standards.
(cf. 4315 - Evaluation/Supervision)
Objective standards from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the California Standards for the Teaching Profession shall be reviewed and may be incorporated in district evaluation standards with the agreement of the employee exclusive representative of the certificated staff.
(cf.4117.6 - Decision Not to Rehire)
(cf. 4118 - Dismissal/Suspension/Disciplinary Action)
(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)
(cf. 4131.1 - Teacher Support and Guidance)
(cf. 4315.1 - Staff Evaluating Teachers)
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that evaluation ratings have uniform meaning throughout the district.
Evaluations shall be used to recognize the exemplary skills and accomplishments of staff and to identify areas needing improvement. When areas needing improvement are identified, the Board expects employees to accept responsibility for improving their performance. The Superintendent or designee shall endeavor to assist employees to improve their performance and may require participation in appropriate programs. Staff members are encouraged to take initiative to request assistance as necessary to promote effective teaching.
The Superintendent or designee shall access the performance of certificated instructional staff as it reasonably relates to the following criteria:
1. Students' progress toward meeting district standards of expected achievement for their grade level in each area of study and, if applicable, towards the state - adopted content standards as measured by state-adopted criterion-referenced assessments.
(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)
(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)
(cf. 6162.51 - State Academic Achievement Test)
2. The instructional techniques and strategies used by the employee
3. The employee's adherence to curricular objectives
4. The establishment and maintenance of a suitable learning environment with the scope of the employee's responsibilities
With the agreement of the exclusive representative of the certificated staff when applicable, the Superintendent or designee may incorporate objective standards from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and/or the California Standards for the Teaching Profession into districts evaluation standards.
The evaluation of certificated employees performance shall not include the use of publishers' norms established by standardized tests. (Education Code 44662)
Non-instructional certificated employees shall be evaluated on their performance in fulfilling their defined job responsibilities. (Education Code 44662)
(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)
33039 State guidelines for teacher evaluation procedures
35171 Availability of rules and regulations for evaluation of performance
3543.2 Scope of representation
California Standards for the Teaching Profession (2009)
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: http://www.nbpts.org
Policy LAWNDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: September 1,2003 Lawndale, California
revised: October 20, 2015