§ 351.24. General rating using alternative forms.

 (a)  When an alternative form has been approved by the Department, the rater shall use the alternative form for every official rating of temporary professional or professional employes.

 (b)  Professional employes shall be rated a minimum of once each year.

 (c)  Temporary professional employes shall be rated once each semester for a minimum of two ratings each year.

 (d)  Rating shall be substantiated by anecdotal records and discussed with the employe within 5 working days after the final observation preceding the rating. The discussion may take place before or after the rating is approved by the superintendent. The 5-day limitation may be extended only because of emergency or extenuating circumstances.

 (e)  A temporary professional and professional employe shall be given the opportunity to sign his rating form.

 (f)  If the employe refuses to sign in the space provided, the refusal shall be recorded and dated. The employe shall be notified in writing of this notation within 10 days.

 (g)  The alternative rating form shall be restricted to the consideration of four major categories: personality, preparation, technique and pupil reaction.

 (h)  The alternative rating form need not require numbers or a numerical rating.


   The provisions of this §  351.24 adopted August 24, 1979, effective August 25, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 2884; corrected November 26, 1982, effective February 16, 1980, 12 Pa.B. 4055.

Cross References

   This section cited in 22 Pa. Code §  351.23 (relating to alternative rating form).

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