As expected, House Bill 399 passed the Delaware House of Representatives with a unanimous vote of 39 yes and two absent. An amendment was added to the bill to take out some redundant language for an administrator’s role in terms of the teacher evaluations. The amendment passed on a voice vote.
Jaques told his peers in the House that he serves on the DPAS-II Advisory Committee as the Chair of the House Education Committee. He indicated that DPAS fails in surveys constantly. He said this bill would allow for all five components to be weighted equally in 2017-2018. The bill said a single test would not be an indicator of a teacher’s performance. There would be a pilot program for the legislation.