Please note: The resources below are archived materials related to Annual Professional Performance Reviews under Education Law §3012-c and Subpart 30-2 of the Rules of the Board of Regents. For the most recent resources, please visit our main page for APPR (3012-c).
“Tips Webinar”: Continuing Guidance on the October 17th APPR Data Submission Deadline for the 2013-14 School Year: Tips to Address Common Errors
This module is designed to provide helpful feedback to the field based on common issues we are seeing as districts and BOCES submit their APPR data for the October 17, 2014 deadline. Please note: Local level 1 data centers will require earlier due dates to allow sufficient time for processing. Several sample scenarios with illustrative data have been utilized to show appropriate district/BOCES steps in data submission.
This memorandum provides continuing information regarding several APPR data collection and reporting deadlines. A frequently asked questions document has been created surrounding common questions about the data submission and the Statement of Confirmation of 2013-14 Staff Evaluation Rating Verification Report and has been included for your reference. Please note that this data submission and verification is required in order to be eligible for an increase in State aid for 2014-15. The submission deadline for staff evaluation data submission is October 17, 2014, and the deadline to submit the “Statement of Confirmation of 2013-14 Staff Evaluation Rating Certification Report” is October 31, 2014.
For those districts or BOCES that have not already taken steps to ensure their APPR plans for the 2012-13 school year reflect their district or BOCES goals and expectations for student performance on the new, more rigorous State assessments, the Department is providing the “2012 to 2013 Comparison Chart” for establishing matching targets.
In Spring 2013, New York State administered the Phase I NYSESLAT for the first time. The Department recognizes that following the October 2012 memorandum on the two-phased change to the NYSESLAT, many districts and BOCES planned for the associated changes to the State assessment. For those districts or BOCES that have not already taken steps to ensure their APPR plans for the 2012-13 school year reflect their district or BOCES goals and expectations for student performance on the Phase I NYSESLAT, the Department is providing the “NYSESLAT 2012 to 2013 Comparison Chart” for establishing matching targets.
Guidance for Districts or BOCES Relying Upon Statewide Regents Results to Complete Evaluations in 2012-13
This guidance question is applicable for those districts or BOCES with currently approved APPR plans that rely upon the comparison of district performance to statewide Regents results for the 2012-13 school year.
These documents include the hypothetical case referenced throughout the APPR conference presentation slides, along with the corresponding questions and answers that were used at the APPR conference on April 30 – May 1, 2012.
During the recent 2012-2013 APPR Conference held in Albany, 200 educators heard a panel representing school districts from around New York State share reflections on their experience in developing a working APPR agreement for teachers and principals. The panel brought together districts at various stages of development to discuss the thinking, collaboration, and district-wide culture being used to build an effective evaluation system. The school districts included those with experience with the School Improvement Grant (SIG) and the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Grant. An SLO Pilot District and a NYSUT Innovation District were also represented.
State-Approved Student Assessments for Use Under §3012-c
- Student Assessments for Use by School Districts and BOCES in Teacher and Principal Evaluations
- List of Approved Student Assessments for Use by School Districts and BOCES in Teacher and Principal Evaluations – Assessments for Teachers of All Content Areas Except CTE Areas
- List of Approved Student Assessments for Use by School Districts and BOCES in Teacher and Principal Evaluations – Assessments for Teachers of Career and Technical Education Content Areas