05-071 C.M.R. ch. 180, § 4 - DEPARTMENT APPROVAL OF SYSTEM

Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022

1. Timing of submission and approval

A PEPG system must be approved by the Department before the first school year in which the system is implemented, other than as a pilot. To ensure adequate time for Department review and feedback, and to ensure adequate time for the school administrative unit to train educators on the system, a school administrative unit shall submit its PEPG system plan for Department approval not less than 90 days before the beginning of the first school year in which the PEPG system will be used to assign a summative effectiveness rating.

Within 30 days of receiving a complete filing of a proposed system plan, the Department shall notify the school administrative unit of whether the system plan is approved, or what changes are needed in order for the plan to be approved. The Department shall assist the school administrative unit in understanding options, and making changes to the system plan to bring it into compliance with Chapter 508 and this rule.

A school administrative unit is encouraged to seek advice and comment from the Department as it develops and pilots its PEPG system.

2. Submittal requirements

To obtain Department approval, a school administrative unit must submit its PEPG system plan, on a form provided by the Department.

The PEPG system plan must include:

A. A professional practice model applicable to teachers;
B. A professional practice model applicable to principals;
C. A process for creating and approving measures of student learning and growth, if a school unit chooses to use such measures;
D. A description of other measures of educator effectiveness that will be used in determining the educator's summative effectiveness rating;
E. A description of the four summative effectiveness rating categories and the method of combining the multiple measures of educator effectiveness, weights, targets and actual performance to arrive at a summative effectiveness rating for an educator;
F. A description of the results and consequences of being placed in each of the rating levels;
G. Implementation procedures, including but not limited to training requirements for evaluators;
H. A description of how educators were involved in development of the system, and how they will be trained to ensure that they understand and can fully participate in the system;
I. A description of how teachers, principals, administrators, school board members, parents and other members of the public were involved in development of the system;
J. A description of when and how the Steering Committee was formed and the mechanism by which the Steering Committee's review will lead to revision of the PEPG system; and
K. A description of the PEPG system pilot, and what changes, if any, were made to the system plan as a result of the pilot.

Department approval is also contingent upon evidence of adoption of the system by the school board.


05-071 C.M.R. ch. 180, § 4

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