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[Rev. 12/7/2018 12:48:05 PM]

[NAC-385A Revised Date: 12-18]

CHAPTER 385A - ACCOUNTABILITY OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS

GENERAL PROVISIONS

385A.010           Definitions.

385A.020           “Pupil” defined.

385A.030           “Regular classroom teacher” defined.

385A.040           “Deficiency in credits” interpreted.

PROGRAM AND REPORTS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

385A.100           Attendance of teachers: Calculation of average daily attendance; maintenance and review of certain records.

385A.110           Records required for rating using alternative performance framework.

385A.120           Action to be taken if school no longer eligible or no longer wishes to be rated using alternative performance framework; verification of continued eligibility for such rating.

385A.130           Establishment of baseline level of achievement and measurement of pupil achievement and school performance for school rated using alternative performance framework.

 

 

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

     NAC 385A.010  Definitions. (NRS 385.080)  As used in NAC 385A.010 to 385A.100, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NAC 385A.020 and 385A.030 have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Education by R046-98, eff. 5-29-98; A by R187-99, 3-13-2000; A by Bd. of Education by R059-04, 8-25-2004; R034-14, 6-23-2014) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 385.501)

     NAC 385A.020  “Pupil” defined. (NRS 385.200)  “Pupil” means a person who is admitted to a public school to attend a schedule of classes and whose name appears on the master register of enrollment and attendance.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Education by R046-98, eff. 5-29-98) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 385.531)

     NAC 385A.030  “Regular classroom teacher” defined. (NRS 385.200)  “Regular classroom teacher” means a teacher who has knowledge of the developmental and curricular needs of pupils at the grade level that he or she teaches.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Education by R046-98, eff. 5-29-98) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 385.536)

     NAC 385A.040  “Deficiency in credits” interpreted. (NRS 385A.730)  As used in NRS 385A.740, the Department will interpret the term “deficiency in the credits required to graduate on time” to mean a pupil who, upon completion of:

     1.  Ninth grade or two semesters of high school, has zero credits.

     2.  Tenth grade or four semesters of high school, has five or fewer credits.

     3.  Eleventh grade or six semesters of high school, has 11 or fewer credits.

     4.  Twelfth grade or eight semesters of high school, has 17 or fewer credits.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R126-15, eff. 9-9-2016)

PROGRAM AND REPORTS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

     NAC 385A.100  Attendance of teachers: Calculation of average daily attendance; maintenance and review of certain records. (NRS 385.200, 385A.070)

     1.  To determine the record of attendance of a teacher who provides instruction and is employed full-time, a school shall count the teacher:

     (a) As present for 1 day if the teacher is present in the classroom for at least two-thirds of the day.

     (b) As present for one-half of a day if the teacher is present in the classroom for at least one-half of the day but less than two-thirds of the day.

     (c) As absent if the teacher is present in the classroom for less than one-half of a day.

     2.  To determine the record of attendance of a teacher who provides instruction and is employed less than full-time, a school shall:

     (a) If the teacher is required to be present each day for one-half of the school day, count the teacher as present for 1 day for every 2 days that the teacher is present in the classroom.

     (b) Count the teacher as absent for one-half of a day if the teacher is present in the classroom for less than one-half of a day.

     3.  In addition to the requirements set forth in paragraph (b) of subsection 1 of NRS 385A.230, to determine the record of attendance of all teachers who provide instruction, a school shall:

     (a) Include in the calculation teachers who are assigned to more than one classroom in the school.

     (b) Include in the calculation teachers whose duties in the classroom are part of a program that is separate from the duties of the regular classroom teacher.

     (c) Exclude from the calculation a teacher who is absent for more than 20 consecutive days if the absence is excused by the school.

     4.  A school shall maintain a record for each teacher who is absent for more than 20 consecutive days. The Department may, at any time, request the records of such teachers for review.

     (Added to NAC by Dep’t of Education by R046-98, eff. 5-29-98; A by R187-99, 3-13-2000) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 385.556; 385.548)

     NAC 385A.110  Records required for rating using alternative performance framework. (NRS 385A.730)

     1.  The board of trustees of a school district or the sponsor of a charter school that applies to have a school within the district or the charter school, as applicable, rated by the State Board using an alternative performance framework must submit with its application a record of:

     (a) The total number of pupils enrolled in the school; and

     (b) The total number of pupils enrolled in the school who fall within one or more of the categories set forth in paragraph (a) of subsection 3 of NRS 385A.740.

     2.  In determining the total number of pupils for purposes of paragraph (b) of subsection 1, a school may only count a pupil one time even if the pupil falls within more than one category.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R126-15, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 385A.120  Action to be taken if school no longer eligible or no longer wishes to be rated using alternative performance framework; verification of continued eligibility for such rating. (NRS 385A.730)

     1.  The board of trustees of a school district in which a public school has been approved by the State Board to be rated using an alternative performance framework or the sponsor of a charter school that has been approved to be rated using an alternative performance framework, as applicable, must notify the State Board if:

     (a) The school no longer meets the requirements for eligibility to be rated using the alternative performance framework set forth in subsection 3 of NRS 385A.740; or

     (b) The school no longer wishes to be rated using an alternative performance framework.

     2.  The State Board will continue to use the alternative performance framework to rate a school for which notice is received pursuant to subsection 1, or for which the State Board determines no longer meets the requirements to be rated using the alternative performance framework set forth in subsection 3 of NRS 385A.740, until the next school year.

     3.  After a school has been rated using the alternative performance framework for 4 years, the State Board may require the board of trustees of the school district or the sponsor of the charter school, as applicable, to update the information that was included on the application that was submitted to be rated using the alternative performance framework pursuant to subsection 1 of NAC 385A.110 to verify whether the school continues to meet the requirements for eligibility to be rated using the alternative performance framework.

     4.  A school that no longer qualifies or no longer wishes to be rated using the alternative performance framework must be rated during the next school year using the performance framework for the school that was used before it was rated using the alternative performance framework.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R126-15, eff. 9-9-2016)

     NAC 385A.130  Establishment of baseline level of achievement and measurement of pupil achievement and school performance for school rated using alternative performance framework. (NRS 385A.730)

     1.  For each school that is approved by the State Board to be rated using an alternative performance framework pursuant to section 3 of NRS 385A.740, the Department will:

     (a) As soon as sufficient data is available, establish a baseline level of achievement in categories selected by the Department against which pupil achievement and school performance will be rated each year for the school. Such categories may include, without limitation:

          (1) Results of pupils enrolled at the school on the examinations administered pursuant to NRS 390.105 and 390.600 and the college and career readiness assessment administered pursuant to NRS 390.610;

          (2) The rate of attendance of pupils;

          (3) The number of credits completed by each pupil each year;

          (4) Graduation rates;

          (5) Results from a survey concerning the culture of the school;

          (6) Information on the discipline of pupils at the school, including, without limitation, records of suspensions or expulsions of pupils; and

          (7) The progress in meeting the objectives and goals described in the individualized education program of pupils at the school.

     (b) As soon as practicable, measure the pupil achievement and school performance for the school by comparing the results in the categories selected pursuant to subparagraphs (1) to (7), inclusive, of paragraph (a) for the current school year with those of the immediately preceding school year.

     (c) Determine whether the school is making reasonable improvement toward meeting performance targets established pursuant to the statewide system of accountability for public schools.

     2.  Results of pupils on the examinations administered pursuant to NRS 390.105 and 390.600 and the college and career readiness assessment administered pursuant to NRS 390.610 must be reported as a percentage of the performance targets established pursuant to the statewide system of accountability.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R126-15, eff. 9-9-2016)