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2014 House Bill 5224: Revise school administrator rating criteria
Introduced by Rep. Adam Zemke D-Ann Arbor on January 15, 2014
To delay until the 2017-2018 school year a public school administrator rating system that under a 2011 law overhauling the “teacher tenure” and ratings system that without change goes into effect in the fall of 2015. Along with House Bill 5223, the bill would reduce the portion of these ratings that is based on empirical student growth data collected by the state.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Education Committee on January 15, 2014
Reported in the House on May 6, 2014
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on May 14, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 14, 2014
Amendment offered by Rep. Thomas Stallworth, III D-Detroit on May 14, 2014
To specify that administrators should only be rated on instructional programs under the oversight of an administrator, and student progress days should not account for more than 50 percent of the rating.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 14, 2014
Substitute offered by Rep. Tom McMillin R-Rochester Hills on May 14, 2014
To adopt a version of the bill that eliminates all state-imposed administrator performance rating systems, and instead just requires school districts to post online a description of the evaluation system and process it uses.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on May 14, 2014
To reduce the percentage of a public school administrator's performance evaluation that must be based on student progress as measured by state test data (instead of other more subjective measures) from 50 percent to 40 percent, and delay implementation until the he 2017-2018 school year. The original 50 percent figure was required by a 2011 law basing school employment decisions on these ratings.
Received in the Senate on May 20, 2014
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on May 20, 2014