(1) The Department of Education shall be responsible for the regular and ongoing evaluation of programs under ORS 329.788 to 329.820 and may contract for such evaluation. The department may not expend in a biennium more than 2.5 percent of the total amount of moneys available for the programs on the evaluation of the programs. The evaluation may include assessments of the following:
(a) The effectiveness of the mentorship program in the retention of beginning teachers and administrators in the school district and in the profession; and
(b) Student performance on statewide and other assessments.
(2) The department may accept contributions of moneys and assistance for the purpose of the evaluation of programs from any source, public or private, and agree to conditions placed on the moneys not inconsistent with ORS 329.788 to 329.820. All moneys received by the department under this subsection shall be deposited into the Department of Education Account to be used for the evaluation of programs conducted under this section. [Formerly 342.796; 2001 c.317 §10; 2007 c.863 §8]
Note: The amendments to 329.820 by section 8, chapter 863, Oregon Laws 2007, first apply to mentorship programs administered during the 2008-2009 school year. See section 10, chapter 863, Oregon Laws 2007. The text that applies prior to the 2008-2009 school year is set forth for the userís convenience.
329.820. The Department of Education shall be responsible for the regular and ongoing evaluation of programs under ORS 329.788 to 329.820 and may contract for such evaluation. The evaluation shall include, but not be limited to, assessments of the following:
(1) A survey and follow-up of all eligible mentors, beginning teachers and administrators and appropriate school district officials, to assess satisfaction with and the effectiveness of the beginning teacher and administrator mentorship program;
(2) The amount and quality of the contact time between mentors and beginning teachers and administrators;
(3) The effectiveness of workshops and other training;
(4) The effectiveness of the mentorship program in the retention of new teachers and administrators in the school district;
(5) The desirability of extending this assistance program to students participating in teacher and administrator preparation programs; and
(6) Student performance on statewide and other assessments.
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