NCLB WAIVER APPLICATION

Waiver #2 of Period of Implementation of Teacher and Principal Evaluation for Cohort 1 in Schools with Transformation Model

Waive section I.A.2(d)(1)(i)(B) of the final requirements for the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program, which requires a local educational agency (LEA) to develop and implement teacher and principal evaluation systems that meet certain requirements during the first year a school is implementing the transformation model.  A school that began implementing the transformation model during the 2010-2011 school year (Cohort 1) and that was not able to complete the development and implementation of its evaluation systems during that year must develop them during the 2011-2012 school year and, at a minimum, pilot them for all teachers and principals no later than the 2012-2013 school year.  The piloted systems should be capable of being used for decisions regarding, for example, retention, promotion, compensation, and rewards, no later than the 2013-2014 school year. 

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