To improve quality and accountability for educator preparation programs.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Educator Preparation Reform Act''.
TITLE I--EDUCATOR QUALITY ENHANCEMENT
SEC. 101. DEFINITIONS.
Section 200 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1021) is amended-- (1) by striking paragraph (22); (2) by redesignating paragraphs (6), (7), (8) through (19), (20), (21), and (23), as paragraphs (7), (8), (10) through (21), (23), (24), and (28), respectively; (3) by inserting after paragraph (5) the following: ``(6) Educator.--The term `educator' means a teacher, principal, specialized instructional support personnel, or other staff member who provides or directly supports instruction, such as a school librarian, counselor, or paraprofessional.''; (4) by inserting after paragraph (8), as redesignated by paragraph (2), the following: ``(9) Evidence of student learning.--The term `evidence of student learning' means multiple measures of student learning that shall include not less than two of the following: ``(A) Student assessment data, which may include valid and reliable data-- ``(i) based on student learning gains on State student academic assessments under section 111(b)(3) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and other State student academic achievement assessments, where available; ``(ii) from formative assessments; ``(iii) from summative assessments; and ``(iv) from objective performance-based assessments. ``(B) Student work, including measures of performance criteria and evidence of student growth. ``(C) Teacher-generated information about student goals and growth....