State approves Canajoharie teacher and
The New York State Education Department approved
Canajoharie Central School District’s teacher and principal
evaluation plan – know as the Annual Professional Performance Review
(“APPR”) – on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012.
The state adopted new rules for evaluating
teachers and principals in order to qualify for federal Race to the
Top funding and to improve student learning. All school districts in
New York are required by Jan. 17, 2013 to have adopted locally and
received state approval of APPR plans for teachers and principals.
“I’d like to thank the teacher and principal task
force and negotiating teams for all their hard work in this
process,” said Superintendent Deborah Grimshaw.
“We are very happy to have an approved plan ahead
of the state deadline.”
To see a copy of the approved APPR plan,
And to see a top 10 list of APPR facts, please
Evaluating teachers and principals is nothing
new. What is new is a rating system and performance indicators that
educators will be expected to meet.
Every year in New York State under the new APPR
rules, each teacher and principal in grades K-12 will receive a
rating of highly effective, effective, developing or ineffective
based on a 100-point score.
Each school district is allowed to develop its
own formula for evaluating teachers and principals, within
guidelines set by the state.
What are the components of Canajoharie’s plan?
Please look at the graphic on the right.