(a) The assessment
of each beginning teacher shall be based upon, but not be limited to, data
obtained from on-site observations conducted by assessors using the assessment
beginning teacher shall be observed by assessors, at least one of whom shall be
a certified teacher employed by a board of education.
Assessors may include, but are not
(1) professional employees who
are currently or have been previously employed in positions requiring a
certificate issued by the Board; and,
(2) higher education faculty.
(d) Assessors shall not be
employed by the same board of education as the beginning teachers they assess,
except for assessors who are school administrators and assessors employed by
the regional vocational-technical school system or a unified district who shall
not assess beginning teachers who are assigned to the same building or facility
as the assessor.
(e) Assessors who
were but are not currently employed by a board of education shall not assess
beginning teachers employed by the same board of education in which they were
last employed, except for assessors who were but are not currently employed by
the regional vocational-technical school system or a unified school district,
who shall not assess beginning teachers who are assigned in the same building
or facility as the one in which the assessor was last employed.
(f) Cooperating teachers and mentors shall
not serve as assessors for beginning teachers with whom they are or have been
(g) Upon approval of the
employing agent of the cooperating teachers and mentors, cooperating teachers
and mentors may concurrently serve as assessors of beginning