In addition to licenses required under rules adopted pursuant to this chapter, an individual employed as an administrator, supervisor, school service person, or teacher by a school district, area education agency, or community college, who conducts evaluations of the performance of individuals holding licenses under this chapter, shall possess an evaluator license or an evaluator endorsement appearing on a teaching or administrative license. Individuals employed in community colleges who do not directly supervise licensed teaching faculty are exempt from this section.
The board of educational examiners shall adopt rules establishing requirements for an evaluator license or an evaluator endorsement including but not limited to renewal requirements, fees, and suspension and revocation of evaluator licenses or endorsements. An approved program shall include provisions for determining that an applicant for an evaluator license or endorsement has satisfactorily completed the program. The state board of education shall work with institutions of higher education under the state board of regents, private colleges and universities, community colleges, and area education agencies to ensure that the courses required under subsection 1 are offered throughout the state at convenient times and at reasonable cost. The requirements shall include completion of a program approved by the state board of education as follows:
1. For evaluation of teachers, the development of skills including but not limited to analysis of lesson plans, classroom observation, analysis of data, performance improvement strategies, and communication skills.
2. For evaluation of licensed employees other than teachers, the development of skills including but not limited to communication skills, analysis of employee performance, analysis of data, and performance improvement strategies.
An evaluator license is valid for a period of five years and is renewable upon meeting renewal requirements established by the board of educational examiners. The holder of a license with an evaluator endorsement must complete evaluation coursework as part of license renewal requirements. The board of educational examiners shall develop renewal requirements for holders of evaluator endorsements. To be eligible for an evaluator license or evaluator endorsement, an individual must hold either a teacher's license or administrative license issued by the board of educational examiners. An individual possessing a permanent teaching license which remains in force shall be issued an evaluator license.
86 Acts, ch 1245, § 1453
C87, § 260.33
89 Acts, ch 265, § 17; 90 Acts, ch 1253, § 120, 121
C93, § 272.33
93 Acts, ch 82, § 9; 96 Acts, ch 1087, § 1
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