Many of you are likely familiar with the law’s mandate, but the official name is PA 173. Signed into law in 2015, PA 173 governs educator evaluations for teachers and administrators in the State of Michigan
A key requirement mandates that educator evaluations be conducted annually, and that they incorporate student growth data as a significant component, beginning with 25 percent of the evaluation in the 2015-2016 school year and growing to 40 percent in 2018-2019. Teachers and administrators with three consecutive years of highly effective ratings may receive biennial reviews in place of annual reviews, making the 2018-2019 results particularly critical.
To that end, MEMSPA is taking an active role in supporting Michigan HB 5707, pending legislation that is seeking a one-year reprieve on the 40 percent student growth data for the 2018-2019 school year.