Replaces title II (Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) with a new title II (Teacher Preparation and Effectiveness).
Directs the Secretary of Education, under part A (Supporting Effective Instruction) of title II, to make formula grants to states and, through them, subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to develop and implement a teacher evaluation system that:
(1) uses student achievement data derived from a variety of sources as a significant factor in determining a teacher's evaluation, with the weight given to such data defined by the LEA;
(2) uses multiple measures of evaluation;
(3) uses more than two categories for rating teachers;
(4) is used by the LEA to make personnel decisions; and
(5) is based on input from parents and school staff.
Allows LEAs to use subgrants funds to: (1) train school leaders to evaluate teachers; (2) provide training to teachers and school leaders that is evidence-based, job-embedded, and continuous; (3) partner with public or private organizations to develop and implement the teacher evaluation system; (4) carry out activities under part B of title II; or (5) reduce class size, though they are not to use more than 10% of the subgrant to do so.
Allocates part A grants to states and, through them, subgrants to LEAs pursuant to a formula that apportions: (1) 50% of the funding to states and LEAs on the basis of their share of students aged 5-17 on the national and state level, respectively; and (2) 50% of such funding on the basis of their share of impoverished students in that age group.
Requires states to use 95% of their part A grant for subgrants to LEAs, with the remainder being used for specified state activities that include the provision of technical assistance and training to LEAs.
Requires the Secretary to reserve 75% of title II's appropriations for the part A program.
Requires LEAs to report annually to their state the number and percentage of its teachers in each rating category.
Directs the Secretary, under part B (Teacher and School Leader Flexible Grant) of title II, to make formula grants to states and, through them, competitive matching subgrants to LEAs, institutions of higher education, and business or nonprofit entities to develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive programs and activities that may include:
(1) initiatives to assist in recruiting, hiring, and retaining highly effective teachers and school leaders;
(2) support for the establishment or expansion of teacher or school leader preparation academies;
(3) the recruitment of qualified individuals from other fields;
(4) model instructional programs in the core academic subjects;
(5) high-quality professional development for teachers and school leaders; and
(6) programs that are based on the current science of learning.
Allots part B grants to states based on their proportion of the country's school-age population.
Requires states to use at least 92% of their part B grant for subgrants to LEAs.
Requires states to reserve up to 4% of their part B grant for innovative teacher and school leader activities that include: (1) certification, recertification, licensing, and tenure system reforms; (2) alternative routes for state certification or licensure; (3) pay incentives; and (4) induction, mentoring, and training programs.
Allows state to reserve up to 3% of their part B grant to support: (1) the establishment or expansion of teacher or school leader preparation academies; and (2) state authorizers for such academies.
Requires the state to evaluate periodically the effectiveness of those academies and part B subgrantees.
Requires the Secretary to reserve 25% of title II's appropriations for the part B program.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) provide technical assistance to states and subgrantees in carrying out activities under parts A and B of title II; and (2) conduct national evaluations of those activities through the Institute of Education Sciences.
Preserves the teacher liability protection provisions under part C (Innovation for Teacher Quality) of title II, but eliminates the other programs under part C.
Replaces part D (Enhancing Education through Technology) of title II with a new part D (General Provisions).
Treats charter schools as LEAs under title II.
Requires LEAs receiving grants under title II to notify parents, at the beginning of each school year, of the availability of the results of the evaluations of their children's teachers.