2020 Indiana Code
Title 20. Education
Article 28. School Teachers
Chapter 11.5. Staff Performance Evaluations
20-28-11.5-9. Department Report of Evaluation Results

Universal Citation: IN Code § 20-28-11.5-9 (2020)

Sec. 9. (a) The principal of a school in a school corporation shall report in the aggregate the results of staff performance evaluations for the school for the previous school year to the superintendent and the governing body for the school corporation before August 15 of each year on the schedule determined by the governing body. The report must be presented in a public meeting of the governing body. Before presentation to the governing body, the superintendent of the school corporation shall discuss the report of completed evaluations with the teachers. This discussion is not subject to the open door law (IC 5-14-1.5). The report of completed evaluations is not subject to bargaining, but a discussion of the report must be held.

(b) A school corporation annually shall provide the disaggregated results of staff performance evaluations by teacher identification numbers to the department:

(1) after completing the presentations required under subsection (a) for all schools for the school corporation; and

(2) before November 15 of that year.

Before November 15 of each year, each charter school (including a virtual charter school) shall provide the disaggregated results of staff performance evaluations by teacher identification numbers to the department.

(c) Before August 1 of each year, each charter school and school corporation shall provide to the department:

(1) the name of the teacher preparation program that recommended the initial license for each teacher employed by the school; and

(2) the annual retention rate for teachers employed by the school.

(d) Not before the beginning of the second semester (or the equivalent) of the school year and not later than August 1 of each year, the principal at each school described in subsection (b) shall complete a survey that provides information regarding the principal's assessment of the quality of instruction by each particular teacher preparation program located in Indiana for teachers employed at the school who initially received their teaching license in Indiana in the previous two (2) years. The survey shall be adopted by the state board and prescribed on a form developed not later than July 30, 2016, by the department that is aligned with the matrix system established under IC 20-28-3-1(i). The school shall provide the surveys to the department along with the information provided in subsection (c). The department shall compile the information contained in the surveys, broken down by each teacher preparation program located in Indiana. The department shall include information relevant to a particular teacher preparation program located in Indiana in the department's report under subsection (g).

(e) During the second semester (or the equivalent) of the school year and not later than August 1 of each year, each teacher employed by a school described in subsection (b) in Indiana who initially received a teacher's license in Indiana in the previous three (3) years shall complete a form after the teacher completes the teacher's initial year teaching at a particular school. The information reported on the form must:

(1) provide the year in which the teacher was hired by the school;

(2) include the name of the teacher preparation program that recommended the teacher for an initial license;

(3) describe subjects taught by the teacher;

(4) provide the location of different teaching positions held by the teacher since the teacher initially obtained an Indiana teaching license;

(5) provide a description of any mentoring the teacher has received while teaching in the teacher's current teaching position;

(6) describe the teacher's current licensure status; and

(7) include an assessment by the teacher of the quality of instruction of the teacher preparation program in which the teacher participated.

The form shall be prescribed by the department. The forms shall be submitted to the department with the information provided in subsection (c). Upon receipt of the information provided in this subsection, the department shall compile the information contained in the forms and include an aggregated summary of the report on the department's Internet web site.

(f) Before December 15 of each year, the department shall report the results of staff performance evaluations in the aggregate to the state board, and to the public via the department's Internet web site for:

(1) the aggregate of certificated employees of each school and school corporation;

(2) the aggregate of graduates of each teacher preparation program in Indiana;

(3) for each school described in subsection (b), the annual rate of retention for certificated employees for each school within the charter school or school corporation; and

(4) the aggregate results of staff performance evaluations for each category described in section (4)(c)(3) of this chapter. In addition to the aggregate results, the results must be broken down:

(A) by the content area of the initial teacher license received by teachers upon completion of a particular teacher preparation program; or

(B) as otherwise requested by a teacher preparation program, as approved by the state board.

(g) Beginning November 1, 2016, and before September 1 of each year thereafter, the department shall report to each teacher preparation program in Indiana for teachers with three (3) or fewer years of teaching experience:

(1) information from the surveys relevant to that particular teacher education program provided to the department under subsection (d);

(2) information from the forms relevant to that particular teacher preparation program compiled by the department under subsection (e); and

(3) the results from the most recent school year for which data are available of staff performance evaluations for each category described in section 4(c)(3) of this chapter with three (3) or fewer years of teaching experience for that particular teacher preparation program. The report to the teacher preparation program under this subdivision shall be in the aggregate form and shall be broken down by the teacher preparation program that recommended an initial teaching license for the teacher.

As added by P.L.90-2011, SEC.39. Amended by P.L.6-2012, SEC.138; P.L.254-2013, SEC.3; P.L.192-2014, SEC.5; P.L.239-2015, SEC.8; P.L.150-2020, SEC.3.

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