Two Workgroups were formed in the Fall of 2018 to examine New York’s evaluation system and create recommendations for how the system could better support teaching and learning.
The Evaluation Workgroup focused on the framework for evaluation, including requirements for student performance, observation, and other measures of educator effectiveness.
The Assessment Workgroup explored the use of innovative and authentic assessments (e.g., performance-based assessment, portfolio assessments, etc.) to determine best practices and requirements for the use of assessment as part of educator evaluation, including how these assessments can pinpoint student understanding in meaningful ways and provide educators with valuable information to inform their instruction.
The New York State Board of Regents hosted a Learning Summit on the evaluation systems for teachers and principals on Thursday, May 7, 2015. Along with presentations from a panel of national experts, the Regents and the State Education Department heard presentations from several New York State stakeholder groups, including representatives from the statewide organizations for superintendents, principals, teachers, parents, and school board members.