Information about APPR Changes from Your President

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In April, the Board of Regents adopted changes to regulations regarding Annual Professional Performance Reviews (APPR) of teachers.

The Regents adopted regulations by emergency action to:

1. Require school districts and BOCES to include student growth as criterion in the evaluation of teachers;

2 .Create four "uniform qualitative rating categories" (Highly Effective, Effective, Developing, Ineffective) to evaluate teachers; and

3. Provide timely and constructive feedback to teachers.

Teacher performance evaluation procedures must continue to be collectively bargained and as a result of NYSUT advocacy will take effect with the 2011-12 school year instead of the 2010-11 school year as originally proposed."  (http://www.nysut.org/cps/rde/xchg/nysut/hs.xsl/bulletins_14931.htm#changes)

Want to stay informed?  Head to our union's website, http://ny.aft.org/rvcta .  APPR updates will be found under the "Recent News" category.  Need more info?  Visit NYSUT's page at http://www.nysut.org .


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