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Public Act 100-0211


Public Act 0211 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 100-0211
SB0449 EnrolledLRB100 04891 MLM 14901 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
24A-7 as follows:
    (105 ILCS 5/24A-7)  (from Ch. 122, par. 24A-7)
    Sec. 24A-7. Rules. The State Board of Education is
authorized to adopt such rules as are deemed necessary to
implement and accomplish the purposes and provisions of this
Article, including, but not limited to, rules (i) relating to
the methods for measuring student growth (including, but not
limited to, limitations on the age of useable data; the amount
of data needed to reliably and validly measure growth for the
purpose of teacher and principal evaluations; and whether and
at what time annual State assessments may be used as one of
multiple measures of student growth), (ii) defining the term
"significant factor" for purposes of including consideration
of student growth in performance ratings, (iii) controlling for
such factors as student characteristics (including, but not
limited to, students receiving special education and English
Language Learner services), student attendance, and student
mobility so as to best measure the impact that a teacher,
principal, school and school district has on students' academic
achievement, (iv) establishing minimum requirements for
district teacher and principal evaluation instruments and
procedures, and (v) establishing a model evaluation plan for
use by school districts in which student growth shall comprise
50% of the performance rating. Notwithstanding any provision in
this Section, such rules shall not preclude a school district
having 500,000 or more inhabitants from using an annual State
assessment as the sole measure of student growth for purposes
of teacher or principal evaluations.
    The State Superintendent of Education shall convene The
rules shall be developed through a process involving
collaboration with a Performance Evaluation Advisory Council,
which shall be convened and staffed by the State Board of
Education. Members of the Council shall be selected by the
State Superintendent and include, without limitation,
representatives of teacher unions and school district
management, persons with expertise in performance evaluation
processes and systems, as well as other stakeholders. The
Performance Evaluation Advisory Council shall meet at least
quarterly, and may also meet at the call of the chairperson of
the Council, following the effective date of this amendatory
Act of the 100th 96th General Assembly until June 30, 2021
2017. The Council shall advise the State Board of Education on
the ongoing implementation of performance evaluations in this
State, which may include gathering public feedback, sharing
best practices, consulting with the State Board on any proposed
rule changes regarding evaluations, and other subjects as
determined by the chairperson of the Council.
    Prior to the applicable implementation date, these rules
shall not apply to teachers assigned to schools identified in
an agreement entered into between the board of a school
district operating under Article 34 of this Code and the
exclusive representative of the district's teachers in
accordance with Section 34-85c of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 95-510, eff. 8-28-07; 96-861, eff. 1-15-10;
96-1423, eff. 8-3-10.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/18/2017