Call and email SENATOR STEPHEN WISE and tell him to hear SENATE BILL 1380 to stop unfair teacher evaluations!
At the request of Florida Education Association members, Senator Audrey Gibson has proposed Senate Bill 1380 and Representative Dwayne Taylor has proposed House Bill 1067. These bills would repeal an unfair requirement in SB 736 that impacts teacher evaluations, pay and job security.
The bills would remove provisions in the law that require that non-FCAT teachers’ and non-classroom instructional personnel performance evaluations be based in part on upon the FCAT scores.
More than half of Florida’s teachers do not have students who take the FCAT. This includes kindergarten, art, music, physical education, social studies, science, computer technology and ESE teachers.
According to SB 736, non-FCAT teacher, will receive a performance evaluation based on test scores of students they never taught. They will be assessed in areas that have nothing to do with what they teach. Most districts do not have end of course exams or appropriate measures to determine student learning growth in these areas.
Senate Bill 1380 and House Bill 1067 will ensure that non-FCAT teachers are fairly evaluated and remove one of the punitive one-size fits all impacts of SB-736.
CALL AND EMAIL SENATOR STEPHEN WISE TODAY AND TELL HIM TO ALLOW SB 1380 TO BE HEARD IN HIS EDUCATION COMMITTEE. HELP US KEEP OUR BEST TEACHERS!
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