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HF 244

1st Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 02/26/2015 03:42pm

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A bill for an act
relating to education; collecting and reporting data on the efficacy of teacher
preparation programs approved by the state Board of Teaching; appropriating
money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.09, by adding a
subdivision.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.09, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 4a. new text end

new text begin Teacher and administrator preparation and performance data;
report.
new text end

new text begin (a) The Board of Teaching and the Board of School Administrators, in cooperation
with Minnesota colleges and universities offering board-approved teacher or administrator
preparation programs, and the Office of Higher Education, annually must collect
and report summary data on teacher and administrator preparation and performance
outcomes, consistent with this subdivision. The Board of Teaching, the Board of School
Administrators, and the Office of Higher Education annually by June 1 must update and
post the reported summary preparation and performance data on teachers and administrators
from the preceding school years on a Web site hosted jointly by the boards and the office.
new text end

new text begin (b) Publicly reported summary data on teacher preparation programs must include:
student entrance requirements for each Board of Teaching-approved program, including
grade point average for enrolling students in the preceding year; the average college-level
skills examination or ACT or SAT scores of students entering the program in the preceding
year; summary data on faculty qualifications, including at least the content areas of faculty
undergraduate and graduate degrees and their years of experience either as kindergarten
through grade 12 classroom teachers or school administrators; the average time resident
and nonresident program graduates in the preceding year needed to complete the program;
the current number and percent of students by program who graduated, received a standard
Minnesota teaching license, and were hired to teach full-time in their licensure field in a
Minnesota district or school in the preceding year; the number of content area credits and
other credits by undergraduate program that students in the preceding school year needed
to complete to graduate; students' pass rates on skills and subject matter exams required
for graduation in each program and licensure area in the preceding school year; survey
results measuring student and graduate satisfaction with the program in the preceding
school year; and a standard measure of the satisfaction of school principals or supervising
teachers with the student teachers assigned to a school or supervising teacher.
new text end

new text begin (c) Publicly reported summary data on administrator preparation programs
approved by the Board of School Administrators must include: summary data on faculty
qualifications, including at least the content areas of faculty undergraduate and graduate
degrees and their years of experience either as kindergarten through grade 12 classroom
teachers or school administrators; the average time program graduates in the preceding
year needed to complete the program; the current number and percent of students who
graduated, received a standard Minnesota administrator license, and were employed as an
administrator in a Minnesota school district or school in the preceding year; the number of
credits by graduate program that students in the preceding school year needed to complete
to graduate; and survey results measuring student, graduate, and employer satisfaction
with the program in the preceding school year.
new text end

new text begin (d) School districts annually by October 1 must report to the Board of Teaching the
following information for all teachers who finished the probationary period and accepted a
continuing contract position with the district from September 1 of the preceding school
year through August 31 of the current school year: the effectiveness category or rating
of the teacher on the summative evaluation under section 122A.40, subdivision 8, or
122A.41, subdivision 5; the licensure area in which the teacher primarily taught during the
three-year evaluation cycle; and the teacher preparation program preparing the teacher in
the teacher's primary areas of instruction and licensure.
new text end

new text begin (e) School districts annually by October 1 must report to the Board of Teaching the
following information for all probationary teachers in the district who were released or
whose contracts were not renewed from September 1 of the preceding school year through
August 31 of the current school year: the licensure areas in which the probationary teacher
taught; and the teacher preparation program preparing the teacher in the teacher's primary
areas of instruction and licensure.
new text end

new text begin (f) School districts annually by October 1 must report to the Board of School
Administrators the following information for all school principals and vice principals
who finished the probationary period and accepted a continuing contract position with
the district from September 1 of the preceding school year through August 31 of the
current school year: the effectiveness category or rating of the principal or vice principal
on the summative evaluation under section 123B.147, subdivision 3; and the principal
preparation program providing instruction to the principal or vice principal.
new text end

new text begin (g) School districts annually by October 1 must report to the Board of School
Administrators all probationary school principals and vice principals in the district who
were released or whose contracts were not renewed from September 1 of the preceding
school year through August 31 of the current school year.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2016.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginBOARD OF TEACHING; BOARD OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS;
REPORTS ON TEACHER AND ADMINISTRATOR PREPARATION AND
PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES; APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2016 is appropriated from the general fund to the Board of
Teaching and $....... in fiscal year 2016 is appropriated from the general fund to the Board
of School Administrators for purposes of collecting and reporting teacher and administrator
preparation and performance data under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.09, subdivision
4a. Funds unexpended in fiscal year 2016 do not cancel but are available in fiscal year 2017.
new text end