New York State Education Department (NYSED) is currently accepting public comment on developing new teacher evaluation standards. It represents the first opportunity to provide your input directly and specifically to NYSED, which you can send by email to: Eval2015@nysed.gov.
Teacher evaluation should be determined by our local boards of education in collaboration with the collective bargaining unit representing the teachers. New York State's Taylor law gives bargaining units the right to collectively bargain evaluation procedures. This law and the rights it affords employees should be honored. Guidelines from NYSED are fine, but they should not prescribe a one-size-fits-all teacher evaluation system for the entire state. Teachers should be evaluated by what they do in their classrooms. Test scores should not be used to evaluate teachers.
Education Update ~ NYS Education Department taking public comment on new teacher evaluation standards ~ Click on the link below.
Attached, please see NYSUT's Position Statement on Recommended Changes to APPR and letter to Merryl Tisch.
NYSUT Position Statement on APPR Changes