Ukiah USD | BP 4115 Personnel
The Board of Education 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.
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
Objective standards from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and/or the California Standards for the Teaching Profession shall be reviewed and may be incorporated in district evaluation standards with the agreement of the exclusive representative of the certificated staff.
(cf. 4315.1 - Staff Evaluating Teachers)
The evaluation of certificated employee performance shall not include the use of publishers' norms established by standardized tests. (Education Code 44662)
Evaluation procedures shall include observation of teacher performance in the classroom.
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 assist employees in improving 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.
(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)
(cf. 4139 - Peer Assistance and Review)
33039 State guidelines for teacher evaluation procedures
35171 Availability of rules and regulations for evaluation of performance
3543.2 Scope of representation
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
6319 Highly qualified teachers
7801 Definition of highly qualified teacher
COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING PUBLICATIONS
California Standards for the Teaching Profession, 2009
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 UKIAH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: December 11, 2014 Ukiah, California
revised: January 15, 2015