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Annual Professional Performance Review

APPR training photoCarol Forman-Pemberton from the Greater Capital Region Teacher Center leads GFSD faculty through a workshop on student learning objectives, a critical component of the new professional evaluations. The training was part of staff members’ professional development days on August 29 & 30, 2012.

ARCHIVED APPR MATERIALS

 

Parent/Guardian requests for educators' APPR results in the current school year

Under Education Law Section 3012-D, parents and legal guardians of students may request the final quality rating and composite effectiveness score for each of the teachers and for the principal of the school building to which their child is assigned for the current school year. Please CLICK HERE for more information on this process.

 

 

Glens Falls' 3012-d APPR plan approved by SED

September 22, 2015 — Glens Falls City School District is one of a relative few districts statewide to have its Annual Professional Performance Review plan already finalized by the NYS Education Department. Approval was granted September 22, 2015, after revisions were made by district leaders working together. To read the approval letter and the plan in its entirety, see the SED link [ HERE ].

 

Glens Falls’ professional performance review plan (APPR) gets final approval from the State Education Department

December 4, 2012 -- The State Education Department has put its final approval on Glens Falls City School District’s new evaluation system for teachers and principals, called the annual professional performance review (APPR). The new evaluations are required this year for all New York State school districts.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE 2012 APPROVAL LETTER FROM COMMISSIONER KING, AND VIEW THE APPR PLAN IN ITS ENTIRETY

The district and its teachers’ union reached an agreement regarding the APPR requirements in late July, and all teaching staff, building principals and administrators have been following the plan’s components since the first day of school, in anticipation of State approval. Principals and other lead evaluators continue to attend comprehensive regional trainings on implementation of the new plans.

“While our official approval letter is dated December 4th, the reality is that we have been taking very deliberate steps to implement our APPR and respect the negotiation process,” said Director of Curriculum and Instruction Trent Clay. “In August we provided professional development to our faculty on specific APPR items that we had agreement on. In September we began administering pre-tests to students as required by the State, and our administrative team began the observation process for all teachers. In October, our teachers and principals prepared Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) for courses and subjects where they have the greatest educational impact. With so many changes taking place all at once in education, our teachers and administrators have done an incredible job staying focused on what matters most—our students.”

“Our administrators and the Glens Falls Teachers Association have worked together to create a framework for teachers and students to grow and succeed,” said Superintendent Paul Jenkins. “I appreciate the efforts of every teacher, principal and administrator who is already following our APPR plan, and participating in the evaluation process.”

“The collaboration and communication between the Glens Falls Teachers Association and district has been very positive,” said Mr. Clay. “Both parties are extremely dedicated to improving instruction and providing the very best education to students.”

Professional Performance Review plan agreed upon

August 28, 2012 -- Glens Falls City School District is on target to launch its new evaluation system for teachers and principals called the annual professional performance review (APPR). The new evaluations are required this year for all New York State school districts.

The district and its teachers’ union reached an agreement regarding the APPR requirements in late July. Principals and other lead evaluators continue to attend comprehensive regional trainings on implementation of the new plans. Districts that are not using the new evaluations by January risk losing their state aid increases for next year.

You can view the evaluation parameters by clicking on the following links:

APPR AGREEMENT BETWEEN GLENS FALLS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE GLENS FALLS TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
DANIELSON 2007 EVALUATION RUBRIC