Tennessee Teaching Evaluation Enhancement Act Amendment
Signed into law in April 2016, SB2508/HB1419 modifies previous policy to include or not include results from the 2015-16 TNReady and TCAP tests within the student growth component of their evaluation, depending on which scenario benefits them the most. In other words, if TNReady results from 2015-16 year help a teacher earn a higher evaluation score, they will be used. If they do not help a teacher earn a higher score, they will not be used. And, if at any point in the three-year transition an educator’s evaluation would not benefit by including the student growth data from the 2015-16 assessment, this data will be excluded from the educator’s scores. Educators will automatically receive the option that provides them with the best score.