Santa Clara USD | BP 4115 Personnel
The Governing Board believes that regular and comprehensive evaluations can help instructional staff improve their teaching skills and raise students' levels of achievement. Evaluations also serve to hold staff accountable for their performance. The Superintendent or designee shall evaluate the performance of certificated staff members in accordance with law, negotiated employee contracts and Board-adopted evaluation standards.
Objective standards from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and/or the California Standards for the Teaching Profession shall be reviewed and may be incorporated in district evaluation standards with the agreement of the exclusive representative of the certificated staff.
(cf. 4315.1 - Staff Evaluating Teachers)
Evaluation procedures may include observation of teacher performance in the classroom.
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that evaluation ratings have uniform meaning throughout the district.
Evaluations shall be used to recognize the exemplary skills and accomplishments of staff and to identify areas needing improvement. When areas needing improvement are identified, the Board expects employees to accept responsibility for improving their performance. The Superintendent or designee shall assist employees in improving their performance and may require participation in appropriate programs. Staff members are encouraged to take initiative to request assistance as necessary to promote effective teaching.
(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)
(cf. 4139 - Peer Assistance and Review)
33039 State guidelines for teacher evaluation procedures
35171 Availability of rules and regulations for evaluation of performance
44500-44508 Peer assistance and review program for teachers
44660-44665 Evaluation and assessment of performance of certificated employees (the Stull Act)
3543.2 Scope of representation
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
6319 Highly qualified teachers
7801 Definition of highly qualified teacher
Standards for the Quality and Effectiveness for Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Programs, 1997
California Standards for the Teaching Profession, 1997
California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: http://www.nbpts.org
Policy SANTA CLARA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: August 22, 2013 Santa Clara, California