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Retraining Requirements

NEW Retraining Requirements for Teacher Evaluators and Principal Evaluators

The Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) requires ALL evaluators who have taken the initial evaluator pre-qualification training (Growth Through Learning modules) to complete retraining within their next five year renewal cycle following the renewal cycle in which they completed the initial training (105 ILCS 5/24A-3).

If you evaluate teachers and/or principals AND your professional license needs to be renewed by JUNE 30, 2018 YOU MUST COMPLETE THE RETRAINING REQUIREMENTS BY JUNE 30, 2018.

 

The chart below provides a guide to determine when retraining must be completed. Please note that retraining is connected to the renewal cycle of the license (PEL).

If I took the initial pre-qualification training before I renewed my license in 2013… Retraining must be completed by June 30, 2018.
If I took the initial pre-qualification training before I renewed my license in 2014… Retraining must be completed by June 30, 2019.
If I took the initial pre-qualification training before I renewed my license in 2015… Retraining must be completed by June 30, 2020.
If I took the initial pre-qualification training before I renewed my license in 2016… Retraining must be completed by June 30, 2021.
If I will renew my license by June 30, 2017… Retraining must be completed starting July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022.
 

TEACHER EVALUATORS


The retraining process for Teacher Evaluators requires participation in two specific Administrator Academies during the five year renewal cycle. 
 

+ One Academy must focus on Teacher Evaluator Practice.  You may choose from any of the following four Academies:

  • Teacher Evaluator Competency Skill-Building for Pre-Qualified Teacher Evaluators
    Focus on Danielson Domains 2 and 3 (AA1448)
     
  • Teacher Evaluator Competency Skill-Building for Pre-Qualified Teacher Evaluators
    Focus on Danielson Domains 1 and 4 (AA1451)
     
  • Teacher Evaluator Competency Skill-Building for Pre-Qualified Teacher Evaluators
    Focus on Designing Teacher Professional Development (AA1452)
     
  • Gathering Evidence During Observations and Conferencing Using the Danielson Model (AA1801)
     

+One required Academy must  focus on Student Growth.   You must choose the Academy listed below.

  • Student Growth Academy (AA1779) Principal/Teacher Evaluator Retraining: Student Growth
 

PRINCIPAL EVALUATORS

The retraining process for Principal Evaluators requires participation in the Student Growth Academy (AA1779) AND an additional specific Administrator Academy focusing on Principal Evaluator Practice, which is not yet available from the State.

 

TEACHER AND PRINCIPAL EVALUATORS

An individual who is both a Teacher and Principal Evaluator must complete 3 Administrator Academies: 1 Teacher Evaluator Practice Academy, 1 Principal Evaluator Practice Academy, and the Student Growth Academy.

 

CLICK HERE FOR A SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING ADMINISTRATOR ACADEMIES THAT MEET THESE RETRAINING REQUIREMENTS.

 

In-District Academies

In addition to hosting the required Evaluator Retraining Academies here at the North Cook ISC office, we are also able to send our trained presenters to deliver an Academy onsite in your district.  Contact Dr. Diane Betts for more information on this option. dbetts@ncisc.org  847-824-8300 x230

 

EXISTING ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSE RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS (Effective July 1, 2014)

+ Administrators or certified Teacher Leaders who work 50% or more of their day or school year in a position requiring an administrative license are still required to take 1 Administrator Academy each fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).  The Teacher or Principal Evaluator Retraining Academies WILL COUNT toward the annual Academy requirement for license renewal.  In addition, a minimum of 100 hours of professional development is required during the five-year license period.

+ Individuals with administrative endorsements who are NOT working in positions requiring those endorsements must complete one Administrator Academy in each 5-year renewal cycle commencing after July 1, 2014.  The Academy WILL COUNT toward the 120 hours required for license renewal.

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