Under current law, the department of education (department) administers the teaching and learning conditions survey (survey) every 2 years to assess teaching and learning conditions as predictors of student achievement, retention of teachers, and the relationship between teaching and learning conditions and school administration. The department administers the survey to all preschool, elementary, and secondary teachers in Colorado public schools. Under current law, an education support professional (ESP) is not permitted to take the survey. The act authorizes an ESP who provides direct instruction, supports licensed staff in an educational capacity, or supports instruction and the learning environment to take the survey.
For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $53,500 is appropriated to the department from the general fund to implement this act.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)