2014 House Bill 5224

Revise school administrator rating criteria

Introduced in the House

Jan. 15, 2014

Introduced by Rep. Adam Zemke (D-55)

To delay until the 2017-2018 school year a public school administrator rating system that under a <a href="http://www.michiganvotes.org/2011-HB-4627">2011 law</a> 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.

Referred to the Committee on Education

May 6, 2014

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

May 14, 2014

Substitute offered

The substitute passed by voice vote

Amendment offered by Rep. Thomas Stallworth (D-7)

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

Substitute offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R-45)

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

Passed in the House 96 to 13 (details)

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 <a href="http://www.michiganvotes.org/2011-HB-4627">2011 law</a> basing school employment decisions on these ratings.

Received in the Senate

May 20, 2014

Referred to the Committee on Education