Commissioner MaryEllen Elia wants your feedback on APPR
As you are aware, in the 2015-16 school year, the Board of Regents and I placed a hold on the use of student performance measures based on the grades 3-8 ELA and math State assessments as part of teacher and principal evaluations which continues through the 2018-19 school year. This hold was intended to give us time to explore potential changes to the current evaluation system as we transition to new learning standards.
You are in the field, day in and day out, taking on the demanding and rewarding responsibility of nurturing young minds. Many of you know that I started my career as a social studies teacher and this perspective still guides my work. As such, I am committed to working with you to create an evaluation system rather than doing something to you. Meaningful evaluations can provide you with important insight and are a foundational element of ensuring that all students in New York State, regardless of demographics or zip code, have access to great teachers and school leaders.
I ask you to take this critical opportunity to provide us with your candid feedback and be a part of developing an evaluation system that provides an accurate reflection of your work and, most importantly, informs your practice. Please click on the following link to complete the survey, which should take no more than 25 minutes to complete: Commissioner's APPR Survey.
The Annual Professional Performance Review agreement between BOCES and BOCESTA was ratified by a unanimous vote on Tuesday, March 21st. Thank you to all the members who came to the meeting and voted. A copy of the agreement and the PowerPoint summary are available from your building representative or ONBOCESTA board member. This agreement will go into effect in the 2107-2018 school year.
We are beginning negotiations for our new APPR agreement based on Education Law 3012-d. I am looking for individuals willing to serve on this committee. An initial meeting has been set for December 1st at 4pm, future dates and times will be decided at that time. This process will not revamp the entire APPR agreement, Elizabeth will provide us direction/training on the sections that will need to be renegotiated. We would like representatives from several educational areas such as: Career and Technical Education Elementary School Special Education Middle School Special Education High School Special Education High School Alternative Education Ancillary If you are interested in volunteering, please let me know by responding to this email, speak to your building representative or call/text (716) 553-3714 by November 18th.
At that time,we will select the committee based on those who have shown interest. Notification of the final committee will go out by November 20th, as well as the location of the meeting. Thank you in advance to those who are willing to give of their time for the good of the Union.