New Teacher Evaluations Due to State Ed. Dept. Today
Today is the deadline for school districts to submit the new teacher evaluations to the State Education Department.
The New York Annual Professional Performance Review which was adopted last year is designed to evaluate the performance of principals and teachers in all school districts in the state.
Teachers are rated as either: "Highly effective," "Effective," "Developing," or "Ineffective."
Previous teacher evaluations were either "Satisfactory" or "Unsatisfactory."
60 percent of the evaluations are based on peer and principal reviews, and 20 percent on standardized tests.
Parents can request to see the final grade of any teacher currently teaching their children.
The state education department said it hopes to release some data from the evaluations for the general public through a website by the end of the year.