Gov. Corbett signed House Bill 1901 (Act 82 of 2012), requiring the Secretary of Education to establish a new statewide rating system for evaluating teachers and principals.
Act 82 requires the new rating system to base 50 percent of evaluations on multiple measures of student performance including, but not solely, student test scores. Classroom observation and practice will comprise the remaining 50 percent of evaluations.
Act 82 affects temporary professional and professional employees, which includes principals, classroom teachers and educational specialists who provide services other than classroom instruction.