Annual ProfessionalPerformance ReviewKristy Goergen, Tatiana Merrick, and Heather Yungbluth
What is APPR?O Annual Professional Performance Review for teachers and principals in New York StateO Aligned with state curriculum standardsO Assessment system with common expectations and ratingsO Promote student learning and improve teaching 2
Conditions that led to APPRO Race to the Top requirementsO Teacher and Principal accountabilityO NYS Common CoreO Providing quality education to all studentsO Ensuring teachers and principals are effective 3
Problems with prior APPR evaluationsO InfrequentO InconsequentialO Irrelevant"The goal is and always has been to help students - to give themevery opportunity to succeed in college and careers. To make thathappen, we need to improve teaching and learning. We owe it toour students to make sure every classroom is led by an effectiveteacher”. -State Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr. 4
Governor Cuomo announced anagreement that wouldmake New York State a leader on teacher accountability.
Education Law 3012-cEach teacher or principal will receive an APPRcomposite score and a rating. 60% teacher 40% student 100% APPR effectiveness effectiveness Composite score 6
APPR Composite Score 40% student achievementTeachersO 20 points from state assessments, Regents exams, SLOs, district determined assessment, or BOCES developed assessmentO 20 points from locally selected assessment comparable across classrooms of the same grade/subject 7
APPR Composite Score 40% student achievementPrincipalsO 20 Points from results of state assessments or graduation ratesO SLOs when necessaryO 20 Points from locally determined measures 8
APPR Composite Score 60% teacher effectivenessO Locally decided but based on state requirements and optionsO Multiple measuresTeachersO 31 of the 60 points from observationsO 2 observations a yearO Remaining 29 points from surveys, further observations, and/or professional reviewsO Other teaching standards 9
APPR Composite ScorePrincipalsO 31 or 60 points from assessment of leadership and management actionsO Multiple visits including one unannouncedO Remaining 29 points from goals setO Must have supporting pieces of evidenceO Other leadership standards 10
Interpreting the APPR Composite Score HEDIHighly effective- exceeds expectationsEffective- meets expectationsDeveloping* – below expectationsIneffective*- does not meet expectations*requires a Teacher Improvement Plan (TIP) 11
APPR PlanMust include:O Basic school district informationO Growth on State Assessments or Comparable MeasuresO Local MeasuresO Other Measures of EffectivenessO Composite ScoringO Additional Requirements* Sections needed for both teachers and principals All plans must receive state approval! 12
Instructional programs are designed and guided by:O Specific needsO District goalsO Implementation and success of evaluation process 13
Effects of APPR onInstructional Program Design O Data driven instruction O Improve teacher and principal effectiveness O Targeted Professional Development O Support provided for developing and ineffective teachers O Provide professional development opportunities 14
“ More can be done to improve education byimproving the effectiveness of teachers than by anyother single factor.” Wright, Horn and Sanders, 1997Journal of Personnel Evaluation in Education
Works CitedO http://usny.nysed.gov/rttt/teachers-leaders/resources.htmlO http://engageny.org/resource/appr-planningO http://usny.nysed.gov/rttt/teachers-leaders/plans/home.htmlO http://engageny.org/resource/summary-of-revised-appr-provisions-2012-13-the-purple- memo/O http://engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/state_growth_measures_ -_teachers_and_principals.pdfO http://engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/locally- selected_measures_-_teachers_and_principals.pdfO http://www.brockport.k12.ny.us/district.cfm?subpage=14461O http://widgeteffect.org/overview/- quotes on slide 11, Slide 12O http://engageny.org/resource/research-supporting-all-components-of-teacherprincipal- evaluationO http://www.schoolleadership20.com/forum/topics/nysed-latest-guidance-on-apprO http://usny.nysed.gov/rttt/teachers-leaders/O http://usny.nysed.gov/rttt/teachers-leaders/plans/home.htmlO http://engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/nys-evaluation-plans- guidance-memo.pdfO www.sandi.net/cms/lib/CA01001235/Centricity/.../34/.../pp4000.pdfImages- www.wnyc.org – Governor Cuomo- philipstown.info – Race to the Top Logo- www.csmonitor.com – Teacher/student pictures- Slide 11- engageny.org – Slide 15 16
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