- Removes the quality of students entering the educator preparation program (EPP) as a performance standard, to instead only be included in the annual performance report.
- Makes various clarifying and technical changes to the annual performance report.
- Modifies the criteria by which an EPP can be sanctioned.
- Directs the State Board of Education (SBE), in consultation with the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission (PEPSC), to develop a formulaic, performance-based weighted model and report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee (JLEOC) before implementing the model.
- Directs the SBE, in consultation with PEPSC, to study the inclusion of the two-year retention rate for individuals who have completed the EPP and become initially licensed and employed in a North Carolina public school as a performance measure for EPPs and to report on the results of the study to JLEOC before starting to use the performance measure.
- Directs the SBE to adopt a rule creating a small group reporting exception any time data are at risk of being individually identifiable.
The act became effective July 22, 2019. The changes to the performance measures and annual performance reports apply to EPPs authorized by the SBE on or after July 22, 2019, and reports and reviews submitted based on data collected from the 2019-2020 academic year.