LAUSD Reaches Historic Agreement With AALA Regarding Evaluation of Principals

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 11, 2012) – The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has reached a historic agreement with the Associated Administrators of Los Angeles (AALA) regarding the evaluation of school site administrators for the 2012-13 school year, which includes the use of student achievement data, such as Academic Growth Over Time ("AGT") and California Standards Test ("CST") results in compliance with the recent court ruling in Doe v. Deasy.

The agreement calls for the use of school-wide, grade-level, and departmental student achievement data when evaluating principals and assistant principals. It also provides for the use of other student data such as attendance rates, English language acquisition rates, enrollment and passage rates in college preparation courses and graduation rates, and for district-wide training and guidance for principals and assistant principals in the use of such data.

As in the past, directors in the central and regional offices will be evaluating principals, and they will be assessing assistant principals.

"This significant agreement allows for more complete use of student performance data as one component of a multiple measure approach in the evaluation of administrators," said Superintendent John Deasy. "I'm grateful to AALA for working with us to achieve this breakthrough, which we believe will greatly help improve the quality of education in every school."

“AALA believes that this one-year agreement satisfies the court’s decision in Doe v. Deasy and gives us the time to negotiate a long-term improved evaluation process for principals, assistant principals and other administrators,” said Dr. Judith Perez, AALA President.

Negotiations continue with the United Teachers Los Angeles, the labor union representing District educators, on the same issue.

Contact: Thomas Waldman (213) 241-6766