House Bill 133, which changes the current evaluation system for all teachers from the former Delaware Performance Appraisal System II evaluation to a new Delaware Teacher Growth and Support System, passed the Senate this week, 21-0.
It has already passed the House unanimously a month ago, so now the bill heads to Governor Carney for his signature or veto. .
The goal of this new evaluation system is to build a culture of professionalism and learning within every school by converting the evaluation system from a teacher-focused to a learning-focused system. It increases accountability by requiring a beginning, middle, and end of the year review of both the teacher’s professional learning goals and student improvement goals.
All teachers will be held accountable for student growth. The new evaluation system will only apply to teachers. Specialists and administrators will continue to be evaluated under the Delaware Performance Appraisal System II.
|House Bill 133 Sponsors||Yes Votes||No Votes|
|K.Williams, S.Moore, Matthews, Bush, Morrison, Chukwuocha, M.Smith, Baumbach, Brady, Heffernan, Kowalko, Lambert, Longhurst, Lynn, Minor-Brown, Mitchell, Ramone||House Passed 41-0. Baumbach, Bennett, Bentz, Bolden, Brady, Bush, Carson, Chukwuocha, Cooke, Dorsey Walker, Griffith, Heffernan, K. Johnson, K. Williams, Kowalko, Lambert, Longhurst, Lynn, Matthews, Minor-Brown, Mitchell, Morrison, Osienski, S. Moore, Schwartzkopf, Wilson-Anton, Postles, Vanderwende, Spiegelman Smyk Shupe, Yearick, Ramone, M.Smith, Morris, Hensley, Gray, Briggs King, Dukes, Collins, D.Short||None|
|Townsend, Sturgeon, Lockman, Ennis, Poore, Walsh||Senate Passed 21-0. Brown Ennis Gay Hansen Lockman Mantzavinos Paradee Pinkney Poore S.McBride Sokola Sturgeon Townsend Walsh Bonini Hocker Lawson Lopez Pettyjohn Richardson Wilson||None|
|Current Status —||Sent to Governor Carney|