2010 Tennessee Code
Title 49 - Education
Chapter 1 - State Administration
Part 6 - Performance Goals and Assessment
49-1-606 - Annual estimates of teacher effects on student progress in grades three through eight (3-8).

49-1-606. Annual estimates of teacher effects on student progress in grades three through eight (3-8).

(a)  Annually, data from the Tennessee comprehensive assessment program (TCAP) tests, or their future replacements, will be used to provide an estimate of the statistical distribution of teacher effects on the educational progress of students within school districts for grades three through eight (3-8). Teacher effect data shall not be retained for use in evaluations for more than the most recent five (5) years. A student must have been present for one hundred fifty (150) days of classroom instruction per year or seventy-five (75) days of classroom instruction per semester before that student's record is attributable to a specific teacher. Records from any student who is eligible for special education services under federal law will not be used as part of the value added assessment.

(b)  The estimates of specific teacher effects on the educational progress of students will not be a public record, and will be made available only to the specific teacher, the teacher's appropriate administrators as designated by the local board of education and school board members. The state department of education shall provide raw test score data to LEAs as soon as practicable after receipt of the data, but in no case later than June 30. The estimates of specific teacher effects may also be made available to the state board approved teacher preparation programs of individual teachers. The estimates made available to the preparation programs shall not be personally identifiable with a particular teacher.

[Acts 1992, ch. 535, § 4; 1995, ch. 427, § 1; 1997, ch. 141, § 1; 2001, ch. 243, § 1; 2010 (1st Ex. Sess.), ch. 2, §§ 7, 8.]  

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