05-071 C.M.R. ch. 180, § 2 - DEFINITIONS

Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022

1. "Approved PEPG system" means a PEPG system that complies with the requirements of Chapter 508 and this rule and that has been approved by the Department.
2. "Chapter 508" means Chapter 508 of Title 20-A of the Maine Revised Statutes.
3. "Department" means the Maine Department of Education.
4. "Educator" means a teacher or a principal.
5. "Instructional Cohort" of a particular teacher means the group of students for whom that teacher is the teacher of record.
6. "InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards" or "InTASC standards" means the set of professional practice standards for teachers adopted in April, 2011 by the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC).
7. "Educational Leadership Policy Standards: ISLLC 2008" or "ISLLC standards" means the set of professional practice standards for educational leaders adopted by the National Policy Board for Educational Administration/Interstate Leader Licensure Consortium Steering Committee.
8. "Peer mentor or coach" means the professionally certified teacher or instructional coach assigned to provide support for a new or conditionally certified teacher and who meets the qualifications in Section 4.
9. "Performance evaluation and professional growth system", or "PEPG system" means a system of evaluation and support as described in Chapter 508.
10. "PEPG system plan" means the documents governing the operation of a local PEPG system, including but not limited to professional practice standards, descriptors and rubrics; student learning and growth measures the method for a summative effectiveness rating; and other documents describing implementation of the PEPG system. The use of student learning and growth measures will be discretionary as of September 1, 2021.
11. "Principal" means person who supervises teachers in delivering the instructional program of a school. This includes a person serving as principal, assistant principal, teaching principal, career and technical education administrator and assistant career and technical education administrator serving in a position that requires certification under State Board of Education Rule Chapter 115, Part II, Section 4.5, 4.6, and 4.7.
1 2. "Rating level" means one of the four summative effectiveness ratings assigned to educators under a PEPG system.
13. "School administrative unit" has the same meaning as in Title 20-A, section 1, subsection 26 except that, for purposes of this rule, it also includes career and technical education regions and all charter schools.
14. "Summative effectiveness rating" means the effectiveness rating of an educator that is assigned at the end of an evaluation period, under an approved PEPG system.
15. "Teacher" means a person who provides classroom instruction to students in a general education, special education or career and technical education program. It does not include adult education instructors or persons defined as "educational specialists" in State Board of Education Rule Chapter 115, section 2.20.
16. "Teacher of Record" means a teacher to whom the academic growth of a student in a course or other learning experience is attributed, in whole or in part, as described in Section 7(2).


05-071 C.M.R. ch. 180, § 2

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