Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Educator Licensure Article of the School Code. In provisions concerning educator testing, removes the provision that requires the teacher performance assessment to be approved by the State Board of Education, in consultation with the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board. Provides instead that each teacher preparation program in this State may use any evidence-based assessment of teacher effectiveness that aligns to current State teaching standards. Effective July 1, 2023.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Educator Licensure Article of the School Code. In provisions concerning educator testing, provides that beginning on the effective date of the amendatory Act through August 31, 2025, no candidate completing a teacher preparation program or other candidate is required to pass a teacher performance assessment. Makes conforming changes. Creates the Teacher Performance Assessment Task Force to evaluate potential teacher performance assessment systems for implementation in this State, with the intention of supporting a thoughtful and well-rounded licensure system that is performance-based and has consistency across programs and objectivity. Sets forth the membership of the Task Force. Provides that members of the Task Force shall serve without compensation. Provides that the State Board of Education shall provide administrative and other support to the Task Force. Provides that on or before August 1, 2024, the Task Force shall report on its work, including recommendations on a teacher performance assessment system in this State, to the State Board of Education and General Assembly. Provides that the Task Force is dissolved upon submission of this report. Effective immediately.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 Provides that the members of the Task Force representing different public universities and 4-year nonpublic universities or colleges shall be a current faculty member in an approved educator preparation program.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Makes changes concerning the purpose of the Teacher Performance Assessment Task Force. Provides that members appointed to the Task Force must reflect the racial, ethnic, and geographic diversity of this State. Makes changes concerning the membership of the Task Force.