Educator Evaluation Statute, Regulations and Guidance
Guidance on New York State’s Educator Evaluation for Teachers and Principals to Implement Education Law §3012-d as amended by the Laws of 2019 and the Commissioner’s Regulations
The purpose of this guidance is to answer questions that educators, administrators, and community stakeholders may have about our evaluation system - Education Law §3012-d as amended by Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2019, and Subpart 30-3 of the Commissioner’s regulations. (Last updated 7/21/22)
NYS Grade 4 Science Assessment Q&A
This guidance document provides answers to frequently asked questions relating to educator evaluation plans that use the NYS Grade Four Science Assessment. (Last Updated 8/30/22)
2020-21 APPR Q&A Document
The purpose of this document is to answer questions from the field about Education Law §3012-d as amended by Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2019 and Subpart 30-3 of the Commissioner’s regulations as it pertains to the 2020-21 school year. (Last updated 6/11/21)
Student Learning Objectives (SLO) Guidance Document
This document is meant to provide support and guidance to those involved in such work under Education Law §3012-d as amended by the Laws of 2019. Users will find the same type of foundational information around required elements and scoring parameters that was included in previous guidance documents, alongside new tips and considerations stemming from field input. In addition, users will gain insight into SLO calibration sessions and audits that can be used to increase the quality and fidelity of implementation in the 2019-20 school year and beyond.
Education Law §3012-d
Click the link above for Education Law §3012-d, which was added by Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2015 and amended by Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2019. To access the statute, select “Laws” then “Laws of New York” from the top menu bar, enter “3012-d” in the search box and click on the second link, “Education Law §3012-d.”
The Commissioner’s Regulations on Annual Professional Performance Review
At the May 2020 meeting of the Board of Regents, proposed amendments were permanently adopted to amend Subparts 30-2 and 30-3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents relating to evaluation of classroom teachers and building principals to implement Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2019.
Summary of Revised APPR Provisions 2019-2020 - The “Orange Memo”
The “Orange Memo” provides a summary of the regulations adopted by the Board of Regents to implement Education Law §3012-d as amended by the Laws of 2019. (Last updated 7/21/22)
Web-based Educator Evaluation Form using SED Monitoring Aligned with §3012-d as amended by the Laws of 2019
LEAs are required to submit their completed educator evaluation plans aligned with §3012-d as amended into the SED Monitoring Educator Evaluation portal. The Department reviews each plan to determine if it rigorously complies with the Education Law and corresponding subpart of the Rules of the Board of Regents. A hard copy of the Educator Evaluation Form is available for download.
LEAs interested in making a material change to their currently approved educator evaluation plan should contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.