Guidance on New York’s Annual Professional Performance Review Law and Regulations

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The purpose of this guidance is to answer questions that educators, administrators, and community stakeholders may have about:

  • Statutory changes to Annual Professional Performance Reviews (APPR) – Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2019 Education Law §3012-c and §100.2(o) and Subpart 30-2 of the Commissioner’s regulations 
  • Education Law §3012-d and Subpart 30-3 of the Commissioner’s regulations
  • Sections 30-2.14 and 30-3.17 of the Commissioner’s regulations, which establish transition scores and ratings for teachers and building principals during the 2015-16 through 2018-19 school years as the State transitions to new State assessments aligned to Higher Learning Standards and a revised State-approved growth model

Memo Regarding the 2019 Amendment to Education Law §3012-d 

This memorandum provides information regarding statutory changes to Annual Professional Performance Reviews (APPR) – Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2019, and closeout of APPRs for the 2018-19 school year consistent with the 2019 amendment to Education Law §3012-d: Implementation of APPR Plans for the 2018-19 School Year and Thereafter Memo (Adobe PDF)