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Act 13 of 2020 This link opens in a new window, signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf on March 27, 2020, revises the Act 82 Educator Effectiveness (EE) process used to evaluate professional employees in PK-12 education across the commonwealth. Effective the 2021-2022 school year, the revised rating system will take effect for classroom teachers, non-teaching professionals, and principals as defined in Act 82 and Act 13:

  • Classroom teachers, defined as professional employees or temporary professional employees who provide direct instruction to students related to a specific subject or grade level.
  • Non-teaching professionals, defined as professional employees or temporary professional employees who are education specialists or provide services and who is not a classroom teacher.
  • Principals, defined as principals, assistant or vice principals, and directors of career & technical education. NOTE: Supervisors of special education (non-teaching professionals under Act 82) are considered principals for the purposes of Act 13.
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