State of Michigan and Student Growth – We have your Back!
With Senate Bills 122 and 202 rapidly moving through the Michigan Legislature, we at Standard For Success want our Michigan Districts to know that we are closely following what is taking place and will be ready to assist you in getting your student growth percentage changed if these bills pass. We have our plans for change in place and will be in contact with you if the law changes.
Due to the bills that are going through the Michigan Legislature, the student growth percentage could change from 40%, which is the law right now, back to 25% for this school year only. The new law would not pertain to next school year, so student growth would revert to 40% for 2019-2020. A new bill would need to be introduced for changing the student growth percentage in the future.
In 2015, new legislation in Michigan required student growth to count as 25% of teacher and administrator evaluations. That would be the case up until the 2018-2019 school year, when there would be an increase to 40% of the teacher and administrator evaluations depending upon student growth. Senator Ken Horn sponsored the bills that would change the percentages back to 25% for the 2018-2019 school year. There is much talk about making this change permanent, so there will surely be more discussion taking place going into and during the 2019-2020 school year. Senate Bills 122 and 202 have passed out of the Senate and are in the House currently. Legislators should reach a final decision on the student growth percentages in early May.
As always, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or visit our website at standardforsuccess.com.