NCLB WAIVER APPLICATION

Waiver #3 of Period of Implementation of Teacher and Principal Evaluation for Cohort 2 in Schools with Transformation Model

Waive section I.A.2(d)(1)(i)(B) of the final requirements for the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program, which requires a local educational agency (LEA) to develop and implement teacher and principal evaluation systems that meet certain requirements during the first year a school is implementing the transformation model.  A school that begins implementing the transformation model in the 2011-2012 school year (cohort 2) must develop its evaluation systems during that year, pilot them for all teachers and principals during the 2012-2013 school year, and use the system in the school, including for decisions regarding, for example, retention, promotion, compensation, and rewards, no later than the 2013-2014 school year.

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