In 2000, in collaboration with educators, administrators and other educational partners, the Board of Regents developed and approved Section 100.2(o) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, governing the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) of teachers. The regulation required school districts/BOCES to conduct annual evaluations of probationary and tenured teachers providing instructional services or pupil personnel services.
In 2010, legislation was enacted (Chapter 103 of the Laws of 2010), adding Section 3012-c of Education Law, prescribing changes to the annual performance evaluation of all teachers. The requirement does not apply to teaching assistants, teacher aides or pupil personnel titles.
Under the law, school districts and BOCES are required to conduct an Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) on each teacher and principal, resulting in a single composite effectiveness score and a rating of “highly effective,” “effective,” “developing,” or “ineffective.” [Source: NYSUT – Click here for more information]