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Pennsylvania Act 13 of 2020 has made modifications to the Educator Effectiveness process which will go into effect for the 2021-22 school year. Edulink is working to align PAETEP with the new requirements with no additional cost to our clients. It has always been our philosophy to keep PAETEP fully compliant with PDE requirements.

The Act 13 changes impact the following areas:

  • 82 Form Calculations – The weighted percentages have changed on all 82 forms. These changes will be available within PAETEP in the Fall of the 2021-22 school year.
  • SLO / Student Performance Measure (SPM) – Under Act 13, PDE has created an optional Student Performance Measure (SPM) – LEA Selected Measure template, which we are currently building into PAETEP. According to Act 13, the new SPM process may be used in place of the SLO. However, if desired, districts may continue to use the SLO process. PAETEP clients who have the SLO module will also have access to the new SPM, therefore, giving them the option to use either the SPM or SLO with their teachers. The new SPM process will be available at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year.
  • Principal Performance Goals – An evaluation template and process for Principals and Supervisors of Special Education have been provided in Act 13. We are building a module to facilitate this process. All PAETEP clients will have access to the new module, which will be available at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year.
  • Refreshed Rubrics – As part of Act 13, PDE has refreshed all the Frameworks for Evaluation. These will also be incorporated into PAETEP for the 2021-22 school year.

Note – The new Student Performance Measure (SPM) template, Principal Performance Goals template, and the refreshed Frameworks are currently posted on PDE’s SAS Portal. You can access and review them now and share them with your staff in preparation for the upcoming school year.

Join our webinar on September 29th at 10 AM to learn more about the changes in PAETEP!  Register here for the PAETEP Act 13 webinar.

Learn more about Act 13 of 2020.

View Act 13 Training Modules and Resources.


As a reminder, ESSER funding can be used to purchase software programs, such as PAETEP and Comply. Contact us to learn more about our software solutions.

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