AN ACT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE EDUCATOR PREPARATION PROGRAM PERFORMANCE STANDARDS AND DATA REPORTING SYSTEM.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Changes the act's long title.
Makes organizational changes to the proposed changes to GS 115C-269.35 regarding including the employment of educator preparation program (EPP) completers in the performance standards for EPP accountability. Makes conforming changes.
Deletes the proposed changes to GS 115C-269.50 regarding the availability of EPP report card comparison by the public through the use of a State Board-adopted weighted model. Makes conforming changes.
Modifies five of the nine described conditions that must be met by the State Board in designing the formulaic, performance-based weighted model to be used for purposes of comparing the annual report card information between each EPP pursuant to GS 115C-269.50. Now requires the State Board to: (1) identify and select measures from the annual performance reports required by GS 115C-269.35(b), as amended, to be used in the weighted model (was, identify and select measures for each performance domain specified in State law to be used); (2) assign weight to each measure (was, assign weight to each performance domain and the respective measures within each domain); (3) examine potential reasons for excluding EPPs from the reporting, including if there are missing or too few data points for certain measures (was, too few data points for a certain number of measures in the domains); (4) in establishing targets and minimum standards, measure EPPs against objective criteria rather than norm-referenced criteria (was, based on the ninetieth and tenth percentile or on other criteria); and (5) examine whether additional information should be included to most effectively achieve four specified goals (was, identify what information should be included to most effectively achieve four specified goals). Makes organizational changes.
Extends the date by which the State Board, in consultation with the Profession Educator Preparation and Standards Commission, must report to the specified NCGA Committee on the development of the weighted model from November 15, 2019, to February 15, 2020. Adds to the required content of the report (1) recommendations on the purposes and uses of the weighted model, (2) recommendations on the timeline for possible implementation of the weighted model, and (3) any legislative changes need for implementation of the model (previously, any legislative recommendations regarding implementation of the model).
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