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Evaluation/Supervision   

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The Governing Board believes that regular, comprehensive evaluations designed to hold instructional staff accountable for their performance are key to improving their teaching skills and raising students' levels of achievement.

(cf. 4141/4241 - Collective Bargaining Agreement)

(cf. 4315 - Evaluation/Supervision)

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 and encourages them to take initiative to request assistance as necessary.

(cf. 4117.4 - Dismissal)

(cf. 4117.6 - Decision Not to Rehire)

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4131.1 - Teacher Support and Guidance)

The Superintendent or designee shall assess the performance of certificated instructional staff as it reasonably relates to the following criteria: (Education Code 44662)

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 Tests)

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 within the scope of the employee's responsibilities

(cf. 4119.21/4219.21/4319.21 - Professional Standards)

(cf. 4140/4240/4340 - Bargaining Units)

Noninstructional certificated employees shall be evaluated on their performance in fulfilling their defined job responsibilities. (Education Code 44662)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that evaluation ratings have uniform meaning and are uniformly applied throughout the district.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

33039 State guidelines for teacher evaluation procedures

35171 Availability of rules and regulations for evaluation of performance

44660-44665 Evaluation and assessment of performance of certificated employees (the Stull Act)

GOVERNMENT CODE

3543.2 Scope of representation

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

6319 Highly qualified teachers

7801 Definition of highly qualified teacher

Management Resources:

COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING PUBLICATIONS

California Standards for the Teaching Profession, 2009

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: http://www.nbpts.org

Policy SANTA CRUZ CITY SCHOOLS

adopted: November 12, 2014 Soquel, California