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Educator Effectiveness

Goal: To develop educator effectiveness models that will reform the way we evaluate school professionals as well as the critical components of training and professional growth.

Act 13 of 2020

Act 13 of 2020, signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on March 27, 2020, revises the Act 82 Educator Effectiveness (EE) process used to evaluate professional employees and temporary professional employees in  PK-12 education across the commonwealth . Effective 2021-2022, the revised rating system  applies to classroom teachers, nonteaching professionals, and principals as defined in Act 13.

  • Classroom teachers are defined as professional employees or temporary professional employees who provide direct instruction to students related to a specific subject or grade level.
  • Nonteaching professionals are defined as professional employees or temporary professional employees who are education specialists or provide services and who is not a classroom teacher.
  • Principals are defined as principals, assistant or vice principals, and directors of career & technical education. NOTE: Supervisors of special education (non-teaching professionals under Act 82) are considered principals for the purposes of Act 13.