In order to ensure that all students are college and career ready, we need effective teachers and leaders. A comprehensive Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (TLE) system reinforces the goals of the Regents Reform Agenda: to support the recruitment, development, and retention of the most effective teachers and school leaders.
A TLE system measures performance, recognizes outstanding work, and provides focused and ongoing professional development and support for teachers and principals. This system will also foster a culture of continual professional growth by providing differentiated professional opportunities within a robust career ladder. Data about educator practice and student learning obtained from evaluation systems can help inform both district-wide and individual decisions around recruitment, development, and retention of educators. All educators need a quality TLE system to improve instructional and professional practice and increase student learning and achievement.