2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:6-119 - Definitions relative to the TEACHNJ Act.
18A:6-119 Definitions relative to the TEACHNJ Act.
3. As used in sections 12 through 17, 19 through 21, and 24 of P.L.2012, c.26 (C.18A:6-117 et al.):
"Corrective action plan" means a written plan developed by a teaching staff member serving in a supervisory capacity in collaboration with the teaching staff member to address deficiencies as outlined in an evaluation. The corrective action plan shall include timelines for corrective action, responsibilities of the individual teaching staff member and the school district for implementing the plan, and specific support that the district shall provide.
"Evaluation" means a process based on the individual's job description, professional standards and Statewide evaluation criteria that incorporates analysis of multiple measures of student progress and multiple data sources. Such evaluation shall include formal observations, as well as post conferences, conducted and prepared by an individual employed in the district in a supervisory role and capacity and possessing a school administrator certificate, principal certificate, or supervisor certificate.
"Individual professional development plan" means a written statement of goals developed by a teaching staff member serving in a supervisory capacity in collaboration with a teaching staff member, that: aligns with professional standards for teachers set forth in N.J.A.C.6A:9-3.3 and the New Jersey Professional Development Standards; derives from the annual evaluation process; identifies professional goals that address specific individual, district or school needs, or both; and grounds professional development activities in objectives related to improving teaching, learning, and student achievement. The individual professional development plan shall include timelines for implementation, responsibilities of the employee and the school district for implementing the plan, and specific support and periodic feedback that the district shall provide.
"Ineffective" or "partially effective" means the employee receives an annual summative evaluation rating of "ineffective" or "partially effective" based on the performance standards for his position established through the evaluation rubric adopted by the board of education and approved by the commissioner.
"Multiple objective measures of student learning" means the results of formal and informal assessments of students. Such measures may include a combination of, but are not limited to: teacher-set goals for student learning; student performance assessments, including portfolio projects, problem-solving protocols, and internships; teacher-developed assessments; standardized assessments; and district-established assessments.
"Professional standards" means the New Jersey Professional Standards for Teachers and the New Jersey Professional Standards for School Leaders recommended by the commissioner and adopted by the State Board of Education.
"Teaching staff member" means a member of the professional staff of any district or regional board of education, or any board of education of a county vocational school, holding office, position or employment of such character that the qualifications, for such office, position or employment, require him to hold a valid and effective standard, provisional or emergency certificate, appropriate to his office, position or employment, issued by the State Board of Examiners and includes a school nurse and a school athletic trainer.
L.2012, c.26, s.3.