APPR stands for Annual Professional Performance Review. It is
the process by which teachers and principals are evaluated in New
York state. As a result of the federal Race To The Top (RTTT)
education initiative, teacher and principal evaluation plans must
adhere to more rigid rules. Plans must be
approved by the NYS Education Department and, for the first time
ever, a portion of the evaluations are directly tied to student
performance on state exams or other state-approved learning
Under APPR, teachers and principals receive a number grade every year, which translates to an effectiveness rating. The APPR process is governed by the state and aligns with New York state teaching and leadership standards, but each school district develops its own evaluation plan within those guidelines. Because of this, each district's APPR plan is different, so APPR scores cannot be compared from district to district.
APPR scores are not considered public information and are
but teachers' & principals' composite APPR ratings may be released to parents/guardians
Pursuant to Education Law Section 3012-c*
New York State law allows parents and legal guardians to request the effectiveness scores and final ratings for their child's current teachers and principal. Information can be requested by submitting the forms below. The district office will contact the parents/guardians to set up an appointment to review the APPR rating after the child's placement with the teacher and/or principal is verified.
Please Note: Parents/guardians must present photo ID to verify identification before the district can release the score of their student's teacher or principal.
Information can be requested by returning the completed form(s) to:Kristen Lopez, Superintendent's Confidential Secretary