READ THE DISTRICT'S 2012-2013 TEACHER APPR PLAN HERE
The Education Law Section 3012-c and the regulations of the Commissioner of Education contained in 8 NYCRR 100.2 and 8 NYCRR 30-2 require compliance with the annual evaluation plan, which is commonly referred to as the Annual Professional Performance Review Plan (APPR). The plan has been adopted by the Board and approved by New York State Department of Education.
New York State has required the implementation of an Annual Professional Performance Review Plan (hereinafter “APPR”) for teachers since 1999.
Section 3012-c of Education Law was enacted, effective July 1, 2010, by the New York State Legislature which amends the existing APPR requirements previously required by the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education in 8 NYCRR 100.2. The new statute, 3012-c of the Education Law, significantly modifies teacher and principal evaluations and has, as its primary goal, the introduction of student performance as a criterion.
In the spring of 2010, the Commissioner of Education, prior to the adoption of Education Law Section 3012-c, adopted an amendment to the then existing APPR regulations (8 NYCRR 100.2) which required the use of four categories of teacher performance, “ineffective, developing, effective and highly effective,” as well as requiring the use of student performance effective in 2010 as a criterion for teacher evaluation.
Following the adoption of Education Law 3012-c, the Board of Regents adopted 8 NYCRR 30, again amending the Commissioner’s APPR requirements establishing robust changes to the existing APPR requirements. These changes include the establishment of a composite effectiveness score and the introduction of student performance measured by both state and local assessment as a criterion for teacher evaluation, the requirement of the adoption of rubric for teacher evaluation, among many other provisions.
In addition, the District will invite its Administrator Association to commence negotiations concerning those provisions of the required APPR plan that are by law negotiable.
The District has completed its 2012-2013 APPR plans insuring that its APPR evaluation process is fair and transparent and provides all teachers and principals with useful feedback on their performance.