Center for Educator Effectiveness

Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA)
and Senate Bill 7

 Optional Alternative Evaluative Dismissal (OAED) Process

Senate Bill 7 (Public Act 97-8) significantly changed the processes by which a tenured teacher can be dismissed. One of the most substantial modifications is the Optional Alternative Evaluative Dismissal (“OAED”) Process for PERA Evaluations, now codified at 105 ILCS 5/24-16.5. Only PERA-trained board members may participate in the vote to dismiss a teacher through this process.

The following is a list of approved OAED trainers through January 1, 2015:

  • Bowman, Kevin
  • Governor’s State University
  • Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB)
  • Scariano, Himes
  • Scariano, Petrarca

For all questions related to the OAED Training, contact Eric Grodsky in ISBE’s General Counsel’s office by phone: 312-814-2223 or email