Guidance for Using the NYSESLAT 2012 to 2013 Comparison Chart with APPR Plans

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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.

The Department recommends that districts and BOCES consult with their local counsel as they implement these solutions and as they consider any future material changes to APPR plans.

The following documents are provided for use for impacted districts and BOCES:

This memorandum provides information on how the transition to the Phase I NYSESLAT will affect Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) plans submitted by school districts and Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) for the 2012‑13 school year.

The Department has provided tables for grades K-12 that indicate the 2013 and 2012 scale scores that are associated with the same percentile rank. 

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