Observations and Evaluation. Tenured teachers shall be observed and evaluated each school year by a qualified evaluator in accordance with the procedures of Article 39-2.3 and as follows:
- Tenured teachers shall be evaluated annually or biennially by a qualified evaluator in accordance with the teacher evaluation plan. Tenured teachers who received a summative rating of excellent or superior for the 2011-2012 school year shall be placed on a biennial rating schedule and shall be evaluated every two years beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. In school year 2014-2015 and thereafter, tenured teachers rated excellent or proficient shall be given a summative rating on a biennial basis, and all other tenured teachers shall be rated annually. The Joint Committee shall determine the biennial cycle (e.g., alphabetically by even or odd years).
- Observers shall observe tenured teachers at least two times per school year, and at least one of those observations shall be formal. Tenured teachers whose last rating was not excellent or proficient (or excellent or superior under the 2011-2012 rating system) shall have four observations each school year, at least two of which are formal.