During the Fifty-Fourth Legislature, First Regular Session, ARS § 15-537, ARS § 15-341, and ARS § 15-189.06 addressed changes to district and charter school principal and teacher evaluations. These changes no longer require LEAs to align their evaluations to the Arizona Framework for Measuring Educator Effectiveness and affect the use of quantitative data on student academic progress, emphasizing more flexibility and local control in decision making. The ADE 2019 Legislative Session Summary breaks down the new laws from this legislative session into a clear, concise format (changes to Educator Evaluations are on page 6).
ADE will continue to update this page in order to provide the most current information and resources to assist all Local Education Agencies. Please follow this link to the most current version of the Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 15 – Education: Arizona Revised Statutes
As a result of the ongoing challenges related to the novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the U.S. Department of Education has granted Arizona and its subgrantees a waiver, pursuant to section 8401 of the Elementary and