Overview & Timeline
In 2011, Nevada's legislators passed
, which created the Teachers and Leaders Council (TLC) and required the State Board of Education (SBE) to establish a statewide performance evaluation system for teachers and building level administrators based upon recommendations from the TLC. It also mandated that the evaluation system rate educators as highly effective, effective, minimally effective, or ineffective, and that student achievement data from statewide assessments will be used to determine educator effectiveness ratings. This system is now known as the Nevada Educator Performance Framework (NEPF).
The passage of
during the 2013 legislative session made additional changes to the NEPF including, but not limited to, providing for a validation study of the system and revising policies for educator evaluations during the transition to the statewide performance evaluation system.
During the 2015 legislative session, the passage of
made changes to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 391.3123, 391.3125, 391.3127, 391.460, and 391.465. Revisions included adjustments to the timeline for implementation and the required percentage of student achievement data for the Student Outcomes portion of the NEPF. Changes were also made to the number of required evaluations and observations of probationary and post-probationary educators; and the SBE and TLC were given additional tasks regarding recommendations for educational personnel to be evaluated using the NEPF.
During the 2017 legislative session, the passage of AB320 impacted NRS 391 regarding the evaluation of teachers and school administrators. Those revisions include changes to the student performance measures/Student Learning Goals specifically removing statewide performance measures. In alignment with this change, the Department will work with districts, the TLC, and other subject matter experts to provide a list of assessments to schools and districts to measure progress towards SLGs. In addition, the State Board of Education and the Department were given additional tasks concerning annual reviews of NEPF data and implementation efforts statewide. Specific information regarding these changes can be found in the NEPF Guidance Memo.
Nevada Educator Performance Framework Goals:
- Foster student learning and growth
- Improve educator's instructional practice
- Inform human capital decisions based on a professional growth system
- Engage stakeholders in the continuous improvement and monitoring of a professional growth system