143B-146.9. Assessment teams.

The State Board shall develop guidelines for the Secretary to use to create assessment teams. The Secretary shall assign an assessment team to every low-performing school that has not received an assistance team. The Secretary shall ensure that assessment team members are trained in the proper administration of the employee evaluation used in the participating schools. If service on an assessment team is an additional duty for an employee of a local school administrative unit or an employee of a residential school, the Secretary may pay the employee for that additional work.

Assessment teams shall:

(1) Conduct evaluations of certificated personnel in low-performing schools;

(2) Provide technical assistance and training to principals who conduct evaluations of certificated personnel;

(3) Develop action plans for certificated personnel; and

(4) Assist principals in the development and implementation of action plans. (1998-131, s. 5; 2005-195, s. 7.)