Participate in a Feedback Survey on Race to the Top Initiatives
NYSED is working with an independent research group to understand the progress being made across the State in implementing the three Race to the Top initiatives: teacher and principal evaluation (APPR), the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and data-driven instruction (DDI). The goal of the project is to provide leaders across the State with information to ensure continuous improvement and appropriate support to educators as they implement these three initiatives.
As part of the research, we are administering surveys to teachers, school and district leaders, BOCES, and Network Teams approximately quarterly. Many teachers and all principals have received an email from Deputy Commissioner Ken Slentz on February 26th, 2013 asking them to complete a survey about one of the three initiatives. District, BOCES, and Network Team leaders have also received a similar email asking them to complete a survey about all three initiatives.
If an active teacher in New York State has not received the survey, the most likely reason is that we do not have an updated email address for the teacher. We encourage all teachers to add or update their email addresses on the TEACH System to receive future surveys and other periodic NYSED newsletters and updates.
We strongly encourage educators to participate in this survey, which is designed to understand implementation in progress – there is no expectation that all schools and districts are at the same point in implementation. The teacher and principal surveys should take about 20 minutes to complete. District, BOCES, and Network Team surveys should take about 45 minutes to complete. All responses will remain completely confidential and results will be aggregated and reported to NYSED only in ways that cannot identify respondents.
We appreciate your honest response and look forward to hearing your feedback.